Following a well-trodden path, Ian started his show business life with two top comedy show groups of the 70′s – The Montanans and Light Fantastic – before making the break as a solo artiste.
‘Sludge’, as he is affectionately known in the business, was twice voted Midlands ‘Comedian Of the Year’ and came runner up to Tom O’Connor in the Club Mirror Awards.
Soon the small screen beckoned. Sludge became a regular member of the Tizwas cast and followed this with regular appearances on shows such as ‘The Comedians’, ‘Summertime Special’ and ‘Live From Her Majesty’s', to name but a few. A very funny guy.
Ian ‘Sludge’ Lees has been voted twice for the Midlands Comedian of the year and came runner-up to Tom O’Connor in the Club Mirror National Awards. In 1992 Ian gained national fame when he appeared with great success on Granada TV’s The Comedians. Ian is currently in much demand both as a cabaret act and also as an accomplished after dinner speaker specialising in Sporting Functions, particularly his personal favourite football and golf.