Lea Roberts

Comedian, After Dinner Speaker & Awards Host

Lea Roberts is a comedian, after-dinner speaker and awards host from Halifax.

Since winning the TV Series “Stand Up Britain” back in 2002 Lea has become one of the most sought-after and well-known faces on the after-dinner circuit, working all over the UK and abroad.

One of the first things you will notice about Lea is his personality – which immediately stands out from the first moment you meet him, very warm and engaging and with a genuine desire to help you make your event the best it can be. Clients comments often reflect how professional but easy he is to work with.

When you combine this with an interest in most popular sports (he played professional rugby league “back in the day” ) the conversation flows really well at the Top Table.

Lea is considered to be one of only a handful of comedians that can glide effortlessly from “mainstream” to “alternative” environments. This is owed to his style of comedy, which is based on traditional Northern humour with a more modern approach.   With plenty of up to date material, stories and observations, but if you like the old style gags he is happy to oblige which ensures everyone’s taste is catered for.  His unique act appeals to all demographics, from younger to older audiences, showing off his true versatility in the world of comedy.

His versatile style ensures he’s in demand for a wide variety of functions and events – including Corporate, Sporting Clubs, Cabaret, Awards Nights, Charities and Fundraising or providing that “bit extra” for your special day whether it’s a wedding, birthday party or a retirement.

Over the years Lea has worked alongside many famous names including, Sir Alan Sugar, Sir Michael Parkinson, Sir Steve Redgrave,  Omid Djalili, Mike Tyson, Jon Culshaw, Jeff Stelling, Barry Cryer, Ian Wright – to name but a few.

More recently Lea has started to take his act further afield – including Hong Kong and Dubai and also works regularly for Thomson Gold Hotels and P+O Cruises round the Med.

Lea is the ideal choice to enhance your awards ceremony. He provides both an hilarious opening comic routine followed by the option of scripted presentation, to which he will happily add comedy where appropriate and without ever causing offence, or a purely off cuff approach for more relaxed events, ensuring the key areas are covered, but maintaining a light and entertaining approach.

To book Lea Roberts as the entertainment for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

“Lea Roberts Is not just a fantastic comedian he is an excellent all-round entertainer. Lea mixed and socialised with our guests without request nothing was too much trouble, his welcoming friendly approach set the tone for the evening helping to bring our customers together, he added real value to the event. His comedy style is fitted perfectly with dynamics of the group and evening, however within due respectful boundaries of professionalism, a necessary requirement of the host business. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lea, you won’t be disappointed.” – Paul Roberts, St Gobain Weber

“I just wanted to say a huge thanks for organising Lea to attend our headteachers Conference in Sandbanks on Thursday. Lea was both funny on and off stage and everyone loved him! His repertoire was appropriate for our group and many of the Headteachers would like him to return next year, which is always a good sign! Lea was down to earth and good company, what more could we ask for. Please pass on my personal thanks. I would not hesitate in using your company for further events as for judgement was spot on.” – Michelle Motley, Enfield Head Teachers Conference


“We booked Lea Roberts for our annual networking dinner with 90 + attendees earlier this month. Honestly, he was absolutely brilliant.

His act was current and his personality was very endearing. Everyone was captivated and the audience participation was hilarious. It really set the tone for our two-day event and would highly recommend him. Can’t thank you enough, as I felt it was a big responsibility on my shoulders!” – Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers


“On behalf of our chairman, I would like to thank you for providing the excellent services of Lea Roberts at our Annual Dinner, venue of the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. It must be said that Lea made the evening for all of us, because of his friendly, laid back presentation manner. In fact, so striking was his presentation, our members were seen to be reeling and clapping for more. This after dinner speaker was the topic of much conversation that evening. Next year, Lea will be a very hard act to follow.” – Mike Lepper, Secretary, Institute of Measurement & Control.