New novel from TV comedy writer Lee Stuart Evans | Pleasantly Disturbed set in his native Nottinghamshire

New novel from TV comedy writer Lee Stuart Evans

Pleasantly Disturbed set in his native Nottinghamshire

TV comedy writer Lee Stuart Evans has penned a comedy novel about two aspiring musicians in his native Nottinghamshire.

Evans has written for the likes of  8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, A League of Their Own and Shooting Stars – and is currently working on Iain Stirling's voiceovers for Love Island USA.

His 1980s-set novel Pleasantly Disturbed – which is out next week – has already been praised by the likes of Patrick Kielty and Harry Hill, who called him ‘my favourite funny writer’.

It revolves around Robin dreams of becoming Jim Kerr, singer in the best band in the world, Simple Minds, despite having no talent whatsoever and Fliss ‘the East Midlands’ answer to Kate Bush’ who appears on TV’s biggest talent show and proves an instant hit. Together they get embroiled in a police investigation involving stolen cars and a death. 

Evans was born in Chesterfield and was raised by a single mum on a north Nottinghamshire council estate.

After working in garages for several years, he returned to education before landing his first job in television as a runner on Channel 5’s The Jack Docherty Show in 1998. 

A full-time comedy writer since 2002, his career means he’s met everyone from Kylie Minogue to Morgan Freeman to Vladimir Putin.

His first novel, Words Best Sung, was released in 2017.

Published by Scratching Shed, Pleasantly Disturbed is available to order from Amazon, priced £8.95

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Published: 27 Jun 2024

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