“There aren’t many better comedians to turn to”
★★★★ The Telegraph

★★★★ The Scotsman

Hot on the heels of a sell-out nationwide tour that was extended to almost 100 dates, the world-famous prankster and award-winning comedian Simon Brodkin presents a brand-new hour of stand-up with his latest show ‘Screwed Up’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Brodkin performs at the Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar from 3rd to 27th August (excluding the 15th) at 9:40pm. Tickets can be found at


This show, his second as himself, is far more personal than his debut, and sees Simon explore his Russian ancestry, his recent ADHD diagnosis, and his relationship to fame – having made headlines all over the world with his notorious stunts while simultaneously being rejected by ‘I’m A Celebrity’ for not being famous enough. In ‘Screwed Up’ Simon also dives headfirst into religion, war, politics, and the disparity between mental and physical health.


Simon’s first show as himself at the 2019 Fringe was a hit with audiences, enjoying a sell-out run, and was selected by The Evening Standard as one of the ‘Best Comedy Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe’ and one of The Guardian’s ‘Shows We Recommend’. The show went on an extended UK tour, with over 50 extra dates added to meet demand, including six nights at London’s Leicester Square Theatre.


Simon made a name for himself as a world-famous prankster and his audacious stunts were documented in Channel 4’s Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer, which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018 and has been watched online more than 40 million times.


Simon created the irrepressible character Lee Nelson, enjoying three hugely successful BBC series with Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People. Simon has performed and hosted as Lee on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV), The John Bishop Christmas Show (BBC One), Children In Need (BBC One), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and many more TV shows.



“Simon Brodkin has finally and gloriously cast off the shackles of Lee Nelson with a sublime piece of daft comedy”
★★★★ Murray Robertson, The List

“100% Simon Brodkin is a welcome evolution”
★★★★ Jay Richardson, The Scotsman

“As a traditional, timeless stand-up show, this hits plenty of bullseyes”
★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke

“Brodkin is talented, smart and sharp”
Sharon Lougher, Metro

“His show proves that Brodkin has no need for the trappings of character to deliver a thoroughly entertaining show”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Funny, smart and unexpected… this show proves that Simon Brodkin no longer needs to hide behind characters and stunts to be funny”
★★★★ Elliot Gonzales, I Talk Telly

One of The Guardian’s ‘Shows We Recommend’ at the Edinburgh Festival 2019

One of the Evening Standard’s ‘Best Shows At The Edinburgh Fringe 2019’



Simon Brodkin – Screwed Up

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Cabaret Bar

Dates: 3rd to 27th August (excluding the 15th)

Time: 9:40pm



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