One of the few comedians able to work in both “mainstream” and “alternative” environments, Lea’s comedy is based on traditional Northern humour, but with a more modern approach. Lea appeals to audiences young and old.

With a sporting background in professional rugby league  Lea is an obvious, and very popular choice, for sporting functions which has meant Lea becoming a well known face on the after dinner circuit around the the country.

“Comedian Lea Roberts has been on the radar of some of the bigger mainstream comedy bookers for some time. This could be his breakthrough year given the assured look of this very endearing, very funny gag-man. This ex-rugby star is making his mark in comedy now and the finest compliment I can pay Lea is that he doesn’t remind me of anyone else on the current comedy circuit. One to watch!  (The Stage – January 2016)

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One of the first things you notice when in the company of Lea Roberts is his personality.  Very friendly, genuine and likeable, Lea simply feels at home in whatever situation he is put in.

You may recognise Lea’s face from seeing him unanimously win the ITV Comedy talent show – “Stand Up Britain” in 2002, going out live on ITV1. The show broadcast live regional telephone voting and it was obvious that half way through the count that Lea had convincingly won the competition!  Clearly Lea’s star was on the rise. In 2010 he was invited back by ITV to perform on “That’s Entertainment” – a big budget UK variety showcase. Since then Lea has become one of the most sought after comedians on the corporate, sporting and cabaret markets.

A former player for Halifax RLFC, Lea has always had a keen interest in sport and fitness. His knowledge of most sports means conversation never dries up at the “Top Table” and regardless of who he is working for, he always maintains a genuine passion for the club’s cause. Even now, having worked with some of the worlds biggest sporting icons, Lea still looks forward to sitting with one of the sporting heroes from his childhood!  In recent years Lea has entertained alongside Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Mike Tyson, Ricky Hatton, Alan Hansen, Steve Davis, Sean Fitzpatrick, Shane Warne, Roberto Duran among others.

Recently Lea has broken into the cruise liner, holiday company and ex-pat market, performing – to great acclaim – aboard Thomson and P+O cruise ships, at Thomson Gold Hotels in Spain and Portugal and further afield in Dubai and Hong Kong.

Lea is proving very popular providing that “bit extra” to your special day –  he is always a welcome addition at weddings, birthdays or retirement parties and is guaranteed to leave you and your guests laughing and with great memories of your big day/night.


“Lea Roberts was great at a recent awards dinner for Hull businesses. His routine is fresh and genuinely funny.  People were still smiling long after he’d left.  He’s also a really nice bloke!”

Neil Hodgkinson, Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror Hull.  April 2017


“I booked Lea to entertain at my 50th birthday party. We had a chat a couple of days before the party. He was so personable and professional, he put me at ease and I felt I had known him for ages.  On the night he said he wanted to make the evening really special and he definitely did.  He pitched his act perfectly for my crowd.  It was so lovely to see all my friends and family laughing together, the atmosphere in the room was great.  We all had a fabulous evening and I had so many lovely messages afterwards.  I couldn’t have wished the evening to have gone any better !  I would highly recommend Lea.”

Jane, Isle of Wight.  November 2016


“Just a quick email to say thanks for providing a sensational comic for our Sportsmans’ Dinner. Lea Roberts is one of the best comedians we’ve had (and we’ve had a lot!) His Hillbilly joke brought the house down and his clean and very funny humour had all the audience in stitches. His input, beyond his slot, was invaluable and he is definitely not one of those comics who is there for his 45 minutes and offers nothing else. A fantastic night and raised loads of money.  Thank you Lea.”

D Willets, Greenmount CC. July 2016


“I have organised a number of sporting dinners and golf days over the years with many varied personalities and comedians, but this was without doubt the best act I have seen. The feedback we have had since the event has been superb, everyone commenting on your performance.”
Russ Green, Chief Executive, Newcastle United F.C.   April 2016


“Just a quick note of thanks on behalf of everyone who was thoroughly entertained during Lea’s performance at Oulton Hall.  We had excellent feedback from all our Team on Lea’s ability to deliver humour to a mixed audience who, although from all over the UK, certainly understood the importance of pints by the end of the night! Lea pitched his act perfectly and I’m sure we will use him again in the future.”

Andy Shaw, Director of Operations, McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd. March 2015


“Ive had the pleasure of working with Lea on many occasions. I recommend him to clients for Sports Dinners through to Corporate Events.  He never lets me down, clients always thank me for proposing him and he leaves the room wanting more.  Great clean, cheeky humour, he is also good company for any top table”.

Andrew Ashworth, Red Alligator Group.  February 2015


“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Lea at my sporting dinners on many occasions during the last few years. As a former professional sportsman, he is remarkably self-deprecating with his humour, in a style that easily wins over my corporate audiences which always, incidentally, include business ladies.

In short, Lea is an extremely confident and versatile performer who never takes risks with his audience and, in my experience has never failed to deliver the very best in after-dinner entertainment.”

David J Duckham MBE - Managing Director, The Southern Sporting Clubs Ltd. December 2014


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West Yorkshire,
United Kingdom

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