Due to phenomenal demand, additional dates have now been added to the brand new nationwide stand-up tour – LEE NELSON – bringing the total number of dates to 56 and adding a further 16,000 tickets. Tickets are on general sale through LEE’s website, www.leenelson.com from today, Friday 24th May, 9.00am.
LEE NELSON embarked on his brand new tour following the success of two critically acclaimed sell-out shows: Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour and Lee Nelson Live. Extended three times, Lee Nelson Live saw him perform a massive 90 dates, including selling out London’s IndigO2. This new show sees the irrepressible South London lad host a jam-packed night of unmissable entertainment with legendary audience interaction and appearances from alter egos including pitch invading Premier League footballer Jason Bent, bigoted pastor Daniel Doolay and unhinged club rep Chris Young from ‘Kicking Off in Kavos’.
Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show has been a ratings hit for BBC Three, with consolidated viewing figures reaching as high as 2 million and ranking at number two in the BBC iPlayer chart for most-watched shows across all BBC channels. This year saw LEE NELSON star in brand new TV series, Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, a completely new character comedy show for BBC Three, featuring a multitude of new characters including: Gary Sedgemore from ‘The Only Way is Macclesfield’ in his spin off reality show ‘OMG, LOL, FYI It’s Gary!!!’; psychotic Gangster Headmaster; Newcastle budget chef from Geordie Kitchen; aggressive Glaswegian Chugger; and radio DJ Kenny K; alongside many more.
What the press has said about Lee Nelson:
“Never lost for words, never less than ingenious… Brodkin knows how to come up with a seamlessly entertaining touring show”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times
“… It does obey the only rule of comedy that really matters. It’s funny.”
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MORE OF WHAT THE PRESS HAS SAID ABOUT LEE NELSON…
“hilarious parody of just what it is to be British” ★★★★★
“The hottest creation since Ali G and Vicky Pollard.”
The Daily Mirror
“As comic inventions go, Simon Brodkin’s south London council estate geezer Lee Nelson is up with the best.”
Simon Horsford, The Daily Telegraph
“Mainstream success beckons… it’s ‘qualitee’”
“Nelson gets the biggest laughs of all… has the audience in the palm of his hand.”
“Nelson, a baseball cap-wearing ‘sarf London’ geezer with a little Harry Enfield and even a strand or two of Norman Wisdom in his DNA, is surely destined for a bigger stage.”
Martin James, The Sunday Times
“This is just out-and-out raucous, exuberant fun from start to finish.” ★★★★★
Steve Bennett, Chortle
“The chav king’s Well Good Edinbra Show at the Fringe had me howling for an entire hour. Given I saw it on the final day – after taking in hundreds of gigs in the month – that took some doing.”
Tommy Holgate, The Sun
“The sheer irresponsibility of the man, his love of life (especially lady-life) and his utter lack of an inner censor mean that almost every line he utters has some little comedy grenade in it, frequently as a perfectly timed coda. Lee is da bomb where the comedy ‘reveal’ is concerned.” ★★★★★
Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
Leeds City Varieties
Telford Oakengates Theatre
Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall Theatre
Swindon Wyvern Theatre
Southend Palace Theatre
Brighton Comedy Festival, Dome, Corn Exchange
Kings Lynn Corn Exchange
Rotherham Civic Hall
Sheffield Comedy Festival, Memorial Hall
Middlesex, Beck Theatre
Wimborne Tivoli Theatre
Middleborough Town Hall
Northampton Derngate Theatre
Bedford Corn Exchange
Hastings White Rock Theatre
Margate Winter Gardens Queens Hall
Clacton-On-Sea Princes Theatre
Skegness Embassy Theatre
Exeter Corn Exchange
Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
Lancaster Grand Theatre
Crawley Hawth Theatre
Acclaimed character comedian SIMON BRODKIN is the writer and star of BBC Three’s ratings successes, with two series of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, and a brand new series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People which aired this year. LEE NELSON has hosted and appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC One). He also appeared on this year’s Let’s Dance for… Comic Relief (BBC One), getting to the final, he also performed dancing to Wham’s ‘Club Tropicana’ in a pair of tiny white trunks.
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 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.