About

Lee is the head writer and host of the national TV show Redacted Tonight with Lee Camp on RT America. He’s a former contributor to The Onion, former staff humor writer for the Huffington Post, and his web series “Moment of Clarity” has been viewed by millions. He’s toured the country and the world with his fierce brand of standup comedy, and George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly, said Lee is one of the few comics keeping her father’s torch lit. Bill Hicks’ brother, Steve, said Lee is one of only a handful with Bill’s “message and passion.”

A short video from George Carlin’s daughter, Kelly.

Quotes & Testimonials

“I know Doug Stanhope is often cited as someone in the vein of Bill; Lee Camp and Jamie Kilstein are two others in the US that are carrying on with the message and the passion. Although I know they are admirers of Bill, it is important to note that they are their own people doing it their own way. All three of these are very good and I think anyone out there who is actually ‘trying to do Bill’ falls very flat. You can’t copy someone that was such an individual and these three guys aren’t doing that. It’s just in the spirit maybe but they are all excellent doing it their way, which is how it should be.”

Steve Hicks, brother of Bill Hicks

“This up-and-coming US star is already developing a reputation for fearless political comedy, with some calling him an heir to the crown of the late, great George Carlin. He gets our seal of approval.”

Time Out Sydney

“Gets the crowd roaring!”

Rolling Stone

“Like Jon Stewart from the Daily Show but with sharper teeth.”

The Herald

“For those comedy fans still in mourning for Bill Hicks 18 years on, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in the work of DC-born stand-up Lee Camp. Like Hicks, Camp has a visceral disregard for big business and big politics, and speaks his mind on everything from abortion rights to the evils of the modern media. However, where Hicks was more of a commentator who stayed above the fray, Camp is much closer to British activist-comics like Mark Thomas, a real-life serial protester.”

The Guardian

“What if all the baggage and bullshit of our society were absorbed into the conscience of one man? A man who refused to accept this ‘Normality’ we wade through… what kind of time-bomb would emerge? Well, as Evolution would have it in its process of self-correction, Lee Camp is that embodied ‘Time Bomb of Reason’—ready to destroy anything that seeks to pollute our culture and restrict our possibility as a species.”

Peter Joseph (creator of the Zeitgeist Movement)

“Lee Camp is an integral part of a longstanding satirical tradition. He has the rare ability to make you laugh and think simultaneously.”

Paul Krassner

“Lee is totally inspiring. I kinda wanna be like him when I grow up.”

Rain Pryor (actor, comedian, daughter of Richard Pryor)

“Lee is the Che Guevara of comedy. Congrats to him on his balls and integrity. Everything he does is SO good. We need more comedians with his kind of fearlessness. It’s so rare to find such artful, thoughtful passion in comedy these days… or in life. He’s waiting for a generation to catch up with him.”

Paul Provenza

“Lee Camp has found the hole in America’s brain where reason has been replaced by Wal-Mart. Lee’s rants channel the gunk oozing out. You have to admit, that’s why he’s so fucking funny.”

Greg Palast

“One night I attended a Laughing Liberally comedy show. There was one funny comedian there: Lee Camp.”

Matt Labash, The Weekly Standard
61 comments
  1. Hey. Come to Houston, TX. I made it to an Austin show. I would like to show you Antidote, H-town’s kickass coffee shop(kickass as a descriptor, not a part of Kickass Coffee Shops)

  2. Lee, love you guys! You are the absolute best thing on the internet! I left the belly of the beast (K street law firm that I started) last year for a small rural island in the Pacific to work on the self reliance revolution but will visit next month and look forward to seeing you at the May 11 taping. I agree with patches’ comment, you have a meteoric rise ahead. Best regards

  3. I am just starting to get acquainted with you and your style of comedy. So far I like what I am seeing. I just watched George Carlin’s daughter give an intro of you and if that is accurate I think you have a meteoric rise ahead of you. I look forward to it and wish you the best. You make me laugh my ass off and this world needs more comedy and more people like you in it. Thanks.

  4. Lee, we would not miss one of your insightful shows. U should do teleconference with Julian Assange. Cyberpunks by instinct go for.your style of humor. Ed Snowden probably a fan.

  5. I’m trying to find some Lee Camp t-shirts to go with the Jill Stein t-shirts I’m going to get and the Bernie Sanders t-shirts I have. Do you have any Lee Camp merchandise? And could you please point me towards it? Thank you. Also, you’re the best. Keep fighting! 🙂

  6. I stumbled on to your youtube channel Redacted Tonight…and I’m a better person for doing so! You’re show makes it even easier to take down some of the idiots who get all their news from main stream. Thanks and keep up the good work

  7. My Dear Mr. Camp, I am writing to thank you for the most open and truthful critique of outdated capitalist economic and political structures I have heard in several generations. You have given me a hope for the future that I have not felt in many years by your ability to educate with humor in a country that has turned from at least a form of economically stratified democracy into a fascistic militarist oligarchy. I have often regretted my involvement in the computer and internet revolution, but when I saw your show I understood that it really does allow a voice for truth and dignity in the midst of a morass of corporate propaganda. I do have to admit that I stopped being excited about the ‘net when dot coms were first allowed, thus ruining what I thought was going to be a great liberating force in the world. I can die peacefully knowing that there is someone who will carry on the battle against economic slavery. Kudos!

  8. @Eddie Cheers to having a badass lecturer! Hey Lee, can you keep the show going until after I get my Ph.D? ’cause I have this idea for a class assignment, you see…

    I’m going back to get my master’s soon (hopefully), so it should only be another decade or so…

  9. Hi Lee. As part of my fianl year at university, I chose Contemporary Culture as my major because you get to criticize neoliberalism from any angle you like. We’re currently covering TTIP and the TPP so our lecturer recommended we watch Redacted Tonight since you’ve covered both honestly and extensively (and because he’s a huge fan). So I took a look at the show about a week ago and am now working my way through every video on Redacted Tonight’s YouTube channel. I am officially hooked! Thanks for the noble work you and your team are doing and making me glad I did my homework for once!

  10. WOW!! I just saw you for the first time. I’ve been praying that a movement would start to expose the secret combinations in power.
    Thank you,

  11. Btw, do you read emails? I have a story I think you would find interesting and relative but not something to post here in the comments.

  12. Hi Lee, I’ve been watching your videos and it’s so nice to see someone saying the things that are already in my mind. Would love to catch you live sometime.

  13. Hello their I just started to watch your Moments of Clarity and Redacted Tonight and I thoroughly enjoy and feel empowered after the videos end. Also, I am at awe to see how much you fight tooth and nail to bring to light the truth. Best wishes Alex.

  14. Honestly, I have yet to find a video that I didn’t like or a video that didn’t inform me about things I didn’t know. I have literally told all my friends about your Youtube channel and they all love it (except one friend who says he doesn’t want to know about bad things going on in the USA) he chooses to stay blind to all that’s going on. Love the videos! Keep it up!

  15. There is an amendment to the constitution that guarantees the right to assemble. Even as far back as the early nineties the ‘ONLY’ place that right could be freely exercised was in the National Forests. National Parks? Nope cannot assemble w/out a permit. City Parks? Nope cannot assemble w/out a permit. Think about that and then zap back to the present and think about Occupy Wall street. Anyplace other than a National Forest? Nope cannot assemble w/out a permit. The point here being permits can be denied and/or charged for. I lost track years ago. Perhaps now it is even illegal to assemble in National Forests w/out a permit. In which case our constitution has been successfully bypassed.

  16. Thank you for coming to Asheville on Monday! Great show! Funny, entertaining and thought-provoking.

  17. Hey Frank, thank you so much for the kind words. Even though I could one day end up on a channel with ads, I feel that ads have a very harmful effect on our collective mind. I don’t think we really comprehend just how much they have abused our motivations. Even people who are aware of how influential ads are, are still impacted by them. Anyway, please don’t break your bank to help MOC. Just spread the word. Thanks again!

  18. Lee,
    -14 years in the biz, lots of good credits, Kelly Carlin,
    Great videos, website, amazing thoughtful rants.
    What else can you do. You have done an excellent package.
    I appreciate what you are doing. Today, right now my family
    budget is tight. I will work on that and keep supporting
    you and your comedy. I would watch ads, they do not have
    to be large corporations. Now, I will shut up and work
    on bringing in actual cash. Please do not stop takin on the
    Fucking Man.

  19. Thanks Sean! Yes, there should be tickets at the door assuming they aren’t sold out. I believe it is unlikely they will be sold out.

  20. Love the MOC, looking forward to go to your Indianapolis show. Will tickets be available at the door or am I required to purchase ahead of time? Thank you and keep fighting!

  21. You do what I do daily listening to the radio and tv. Thank you. I don’t feel alone now. The amazing thing is Fox News let you on. I am sure it was like putting a wolf in the hen house. I wish I still did events for colleges. I will try to get you here.

  22. Lee, just about everything I hear on MOC is inundated with spot on satire along with the proper amount of authentic earnestness. MOC is for me comparable to the grapple (grape apple) I don’t know how the fuck it gets done but I am pretty amazed by it. Also, I just turned one of my buddies onto you and within two days he bought your new album.

    Cheers buddy,
    Silas

  23. Was great fun seeing you at the Washington State Labor Council in Wenatchee. I was hoping to catch your show again with friends in Seattle but you aren’t here! Oh well, I’m enjoying your book and CD and I’ll share those with friends until we catch your show somewhere…sometime.

  24. Are you single? Inquiring minds find you attractive and may want to know in the creepy fan-girl way.

  25. How refreshing to hear you talk about these things with such an enthusiasm! Too bad the “Occupy Day” is May 1st. It’s a national day off in Finland, so most of us can’t join even if they wanted to!
    Keep up whatever you’re doing!
    – Jo

  26. Just discovered you TODAY! FANTASTIC! I’ve been fighting for liberal causes since McGovern, and loosing. Even the church didn’t like a single mom and used me, I fought for Child Support Enforcement who liked my cowboy, bull-riding x better, and never gave me a dime while my daughters and I were literally starving, living in attics and basement when even the cops didn’t care if he showed up every few months after the bar closed “to see HIS kids”, to rough me up, knock out a few more teeth… (I had signed up for SPEECH COMP! one quarter before having my mouth wired back up, a concussion… ) but no-one wanted to deal with “my” “domestic situation” even years after I paid an attorney with a horse I broke while pregnant to get a divorce and get the hell out of that “domestic situation”, and had plenty of TRO’s after that.

    I worked and went to school, then began “working my way up” for good causes: Women, Infants…. (WIC), Garden City Harvest, then I worked as a Union Rep, and got raped by the VP, Tom Chase, who I found out later was well known as a rapist….

    There is nowhere for a liberal to go?! You said it! Get out our Chalk!

  27. Lee — I know I’m behind the game, but I just caught the Fox news bit for the first time. First — it was awesome, thank you. Second — I thought you’d get a laugh to know that my wife was good friends of the host in that clip from school days and we’ve been social with him and his family many times over the years. I actually like him quite a bit, but I’ve often worried for him that one can’t swim in the cesspool for too long without getting covered in poo…

    Keep up the good work, brother! I have a lot of respect for your work.

  28. Your commentary is therapy. Your feature on Best of the Left is always the Best of the Best of the Left. Listening helps me survive working at the plantation that is Duke University. Thank you!

  29. Lee,

    got to you through Brasschecktv.com, I am based in the EU and I am sure we’ll hear more from you over here!
    Tell it as it is,

    ciao

    FC

  30. Thanks Jess! That’s so flattering. It’s good to know people out there agree with me. And who’s to say I don’t like creepy fan-girls? But seriously, get ahold of Bachmann. Put her back in her cage.

    ~Lee

  31. Hello, and greetings from Minnesota:

    (and subsequent apologies from Minnesota for Michele Bachmann; that woman is an idiot and I did not vote for her.)

    I’m gonna try to not go all fangirl-y on you ’cause that’s super-creepy, but, man!, I think you’re kind of awesome. I caught one of your Moments on the Best of the Left podcast from a few days ago and have spent all the time since then horfing down every video clip I can find, reveling in your righteous anger at the broken world we live in and your quirk, adorable, witty way of phrasing that anger. You’re saying what we’re all thinking and phasing it better than most of us are capable.

    Thank you!

    Jess

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