Comedian Simon Brodkin, best known as his alter-ego Lee Nelson, makes an excellent addition to any event. His hosting as Lee Nelson, will have any audiences in stitches, and his stand up is known to induce tears of mirth! Selling out his stand-up tours and taking hit solo shows to Edinburgh Fringe, Simon's sharp suit and cheeky humour will win over even the hardest of audiences.
Simon Brodkin is one of the country's most exciting comedians. His most famous character, the South London geezer Lee Nelson has won over the hearts of the nation on BBC Three’s Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show. Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, acclaimed character comedian and untameable prankster Simon Brodkin has hit the headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. His boldest prank to date hit global headlines when he handed Theresa May a fake P45 during her keynote speech at the 2017 Conservative party conference. He has caused a similar ruckus with other stunts in previous years. Such as in 2015, when as Premier League footballer Jason Bent, he stormed the FIFA conference and showered Sepp Blatter in hundreds of dollar bills “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”. He also “Kanye’d Kanye” when he invaded the Pyramid Stage for West’s Glastonbury 2015 set, rapping with him in front of 200,000 people. Jason Bent also warmed up with Manchester City ahead of their Premier League fixture at Everton and joined the England football squad, boarding the plane to the World Cup in Rio. In December 2014, Simon stormed the X Factor stage during a live performance as the “ninth member” of the boyband Stereo Kicks. He was also caught fitting a “cheat box” to a VW car at their latest launch, in protest at the “dieselgate” scandal. Simon was seen handing out swastika-emblazoned golf balls at Donald Trump’s press conference at his new Scottish golf course.
Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant, new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, both as guest and host.
Suited & Booted was Lee Nelson tour which showcased his new look, swapping his cap and shorts for a sharp suit. Following the success of the first leg, it was twice extended into Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016. This followed two hugely popular tours, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour and Lee Nelson Live, both of which were three times extended due to huge ticket sales.
Simon’s additional television and radio credits include appearances on Sunday Night at The Palladium (ITV); The John Bishop Show (BBC One);John Bishop’s Christmas Show (BBC One); 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. Also in 2013, Lee Nelson made a highly anticipated return to BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief reaching the final with an impressive performance of Swan Lake! He is the only person to perform in two series of the show having danced to Club Tropicana the year before and he also sat on the judging panel in 2012.
Simon has taken several hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer in 2006. In 2010, he took Lee Nelson’s Well Good Edinbra Show to the Fringe, selling every single ticket and receiving rave reviews. In 2015, he returned to Edinburgh for a sell-out run at the festival where it all started, as part of his Suited & Booted tour. Simon also wrote a weekly column in the News of The World as Lee Nelson.
Known as a cheeky prankster, Simon is also a brilliant awards host, bringing his unique style to all kinds of live events.
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