JASON BENT SET TO TOUR THIS SPRING

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Jason Bent is now set to tour alongside Lee Nelson in a brand new live stand-up show. He hit the headlines last month when he found himself on the pitch warming up alongside Manchester City football players. The surge in popularity has seen clips of Jason Bent viewed more than a million times on You Tube and saw him trending on Twitter last week, during a live Q&A to promote the current BBC Three TV series, Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, in which the character features. Both Jason Bent and Lee Nelson are character creations of comedian SIMON BRODKIN.

The brand new 31-date nationwide stand-up tour, including London’s Indig02, kicks off on 28th April. Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People is on BBC Three, Thursday nights, 10.00pm.

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For more information please contact: Hannah Wilkinson and Dan Lloyd. Tel: 020 7598 7222 Email: hannahw@avalonuk.com or danl@avalonuk.com

SIMON BRODKIN

Acclaimed character comedian SIMON BRODKIN is the writer and star of BBC Three’s ratings success Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show. LEE NELSON has a brand new nationwide live tour kicking off on 28th April 2013 and appeared on this year’s Let’s Dance for… Comic Relief (BBC One), getting to the final and making him the only person to perform on the show twice (he performed Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ in tiny white trunks in 2011). LEE NELSON has hosted and appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC One).

SIMON’s additional television and radio credits include appearances on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala; Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One); Children In Need (BBC One); Al Murray’s Multiple Personality (ITV1); Comedy Rocks (ITV1); Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4); The Wall (BBC Three); Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central); and BBC Radio 2’s Out To Lunch. A DVD of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, Series One and Lee Nelson Live are available to buy now. SIMON also wrote a weekly column in the News of The World as LEE NELSON.

SIMON has taken five hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer. In 2010 he took Lee Nelson’s Well Good Edinbra Show to the Fringe, selling every single ticket and receiving rave reviews, with a follow-on nationwide tour of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show.

AVALON PROMOTIONS

Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award winning RUSSELL KANE’s new tour with Posturing Delivery; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.

TOUR DATES

April
Sunday 28th Hereford, The Courtyard 01432 340 555
Monday 29th Stafford Gatehouse Theatre 01785 254 653
Tuesday 30th Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872 000
May
Thursday 2nd Fifes Rothes Halls 01592 611 101
Friday 3rd Inverness Ironworks 0871 789 4173
Saturday 4th Durham Gala Theatre 0191 332 4041
Sunday 5th Leeds City Varieties 0113 243 0808
Monday 6th Peterborough The Cresset 01733 265 705
Thursday 9th Hayes Beck Theatre 020 8561 8371
Friday 10th Aldershot Princes Hall 01252 329 155
Saturday 11th Lowestoft Marina Theatre 01502 533 200
Sunday 12th Salford Lowry Lyric Theatre 0843 208 6000
Monday 13th Exeter Corn Exchange 01392 665 938
Tuesday 14th Swansea Grand Theatre 01792 475 715
Thursday 16th Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
Friday 17th Wolverhampton Civic 0870 320 7000
Saturday 18th Northampton Derngate Theatre 01604 624 811
Sunday 19th Shrewsbury Theatre Severn 01743 281 281
Monday 20th Swindon Wyvern Theatre 01793 524 481
Wednesday 22nd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall 0151 709 3789
Thursday 23rd Porthcawl Grand Pavilion 01656 815 995
Friday 24th St Albans, The Alban Arena 01727 844 488
Saturday 25th Reading Hexagon 0118 960 6060
Sunday 26th Yeovil, The Octagon Theatre 01935 422 884
Tuesday 28th Sheffield City Hall, Memorial Hall 01142 789 789
Wednesday 29th Nottingham Playhouse 0115 941 9419
Thursday 30th London IndigO2 0844 856 0202
Friday 31st Birmingham Alexandra 0844 871 3011
June
Saturday 1st Buxton Opera house 0845 127 2190
Monday 3rd Bristol Colston Hall 0117 922 3686
Tuesday 4th Southsea Kings Theatre 023 9282 8282

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