London Lee began his career as a stand-up comedian in the early 1960's. He garnered the nickname "The Rich Kid" because his father who was a in the garment industry, had developed a double-knit material making the family very wealthy. He recorded an album entitled "The Rich Kid". He appeared on several talk variety programs in the 1960's and 1970's such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Ed Sullivan Show, The David Frost Show, The Joey Bishop Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Merv Griffin Show. He appeared in two motion pictures, The Gambler with James Caan and Woody Allen's Broadway Danny Rose.