Simon Brodkin / Lee Nelson

Acclaimed character comedian and “the world’s most famous blagger” (The Daily Telegraph) is now performing as himself and taking the UK stand-up scene by storm. He hit global headlines for his high-profile stunts, performed three critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe shows and broke records on TikTok. He recently performed to the British royal family on ITV at the annual Royal Variety Performance.

Simon has been on tour with his latest show Screwed Up with a third tour extension and two Hammersmith Apollo dates coming this year. Dominic Maxwell (The Times) said  “no show has made (him) laugh more than this one…“.  Simon has taken this show on a 110 date international tour which included a run of European dates and a second UK leg. Simon returned to Edinburgh last summer with his show Xavier and was praised for his “electrifying crowdwork” by Bruce Dessau and the show was described as “refreshing, intelligent and funny, with a twist of optimism” by Ashley Davies (Chortle). In 2019 Simon shed his characters and performed stand-up as himself for the very first time in his Fringe show 100% Simon Brodkin. The show enjoyed a sold-out run and was selected by The Evening Standard as one of the ‘Best Comedy Shows at the Edinburgh Fringe’ and was one of The Guardian’s ‘Shows We Recommend’.

Simon has a huge social media following and is the most-watched British stand-up comedian on TikTok. His videos regularly go viral, with one stand-up routine about climate change getting more than 75 million views with this video. He has 2.5 million followers across various social channels.

Star of Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer (Channel 4) Simon hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts, including handing Theresa May a P45 during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, showering disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with bank notes, surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf courses with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s super yacht, and going on Britain’s Got Talent as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt – fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer was nominated for best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018.

Simon’s most famous character is “comedy legend” (The Sun) Lee Nelson, writing and staring in two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and the sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, which introduced the nation to a plethora of brilliant characters.

“There aren’t many better comedians to turn to” The Telegraph 
“A prodigious talent”  The Times

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