Simon Brodkin



Simon Brodkin (aka Lee Nelson) is a versatile comedian with a brilliant track record as an audacious prankster but now performing as himself to even more critical acclaim.

Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, Simon is now performing as himself after his hugely successful debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin premiered at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe. He is currently on tour with his show Screwed Up which was performed to sold-out audiences last summer at the Edinburgh Fringe. Dominic Maxwell (The Times) said  “no show has made (him) laugh more than this one…“.

Simon has taken his show on a 110 date international tour which includes a run of European dates, a second UK leg and an extra London date at the Hammersmith, Apollo in March 2024.

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, most notably, overpaid Premier League footballer Jason Bent.

Other TV appearances include Royal Variety Performance 2023,  Live At The Apollo; The John Bishop Show; John Bishop’s Christmas Show; Let’s Dance for Comic Relief; Absolutely Fabulous; Children In Need (all BBC One); Sunday Night at The Palladium; Al Murray’s Multiple Personality; Comedy Rocks (all ITV1); Channel 4’s Comedy Gala; Big Brother’s Big Mouth (both Channel 4).

In 2022, Simon broke records on TikTok with his stand-up. He is the most viewed video by any British comedian ever currently gaining over 40 million views with this video on TikTok. This combined with cross-platform viewing on Instagram with 25 million and Facebook with 11 million views, brought this video to 76 million overall and building.

Simon Brodkin is an exceptional choice for hosting or performing at any corporate event. In addition to his hilarious comedy sets and quick audience interaction, he always works hard to tailor his material to the audience and their industry. He is highly experienced at both after dinner performances and hosting awards ceremonies and always gets fantastic feedback.

Prior to his comedy career, Simon worked as a GP and has stollen the show performing at numerous medical and healthcare events over the years.



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