Simon Evans



Simon Evans is an established act on the stand-up comedy circuit. His style has been characterised as aloof, sardonic and sharp-witted.

TV appearances include the Michael McIntyre Roadshow  (BBC One) and Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three).

He has appeared on most of the TV stand up comedy showcases and a number of topical comedy shows.  He also gave acclaimed acting performances in Rich Hall's 'Fishing Show' and 'Cattle Drive'.

Simon appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 - hosting and writing seven series of the spoof news show 'The Way It Is' (as Richard Richard). The series Simon Evans Goes to Market has audiences delighting in his witty and insightful take on the unpromising comic territory of commodities, trading and wealth. Other BBC Radio 4 appearances include the The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive.

Simon is the only comedian to have appeared on both University Challenge: The Professionals, and Celebrity Mastermind (which he won – specialist subject Sir Ernest Shackleton). Simon has also recently appeared on This Week and Question Time.

Simon writes for a number of TV's most famous comedians - Dara O'Briain, Lee Mack and Sean Lock all ask for him by name and he was instrumental in creating and writing for Dave TV's 'Argumental'.

He also writes for radio shows, including the Radio Four sketch show 'The Odd Half Hour' and Lee Mack's recent Radio Two show.

He has performed one man shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2000 and has performed at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2002, Cape Town Comedy Festival 2001 as well as in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Winnipeg and Dubai. 

In July 2004 he performed at the 'Just for Laughs' festival in Montreal, and the following spring at the Aspen Comedy Festival in Colorado. 

In 2010 Simon Evans supported Lee Mack on his UK tour - Going Out and appeared alongside Emo Philips at Latitude Festival in Suffolk.

In 2020 Simon created some virtual performances for your event:

Panel mediation

Simon to interview and mediate discussions with senior business figures, injecting humour to as great or as little a degree as required and requested.

This is based on the work that Simon has done with and for Radio Four, Goes to Market in particular, and having also spoken on numerous panels, eg with Merryn Somerset Web at the Adam Smith House in Edinburgh, on a range of subjects, and at Kilkenomics and so on.


Read More

Video/Audio Showreels