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Simon Brodkin


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United Kingdom

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Acclaimed comedian and professional hoaxer

Famed for creating quirky characters, Simon Brodkin is one of the UK’s most popular stand-up comedians. Born in London, he studied medicine at the University of Manchester but ended up a doctor-turned-comic following the success of his debut show at 2006’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Called Simon Brodkin: Everyone But Himself, it featured a handful of characters including the playful prankster Lee Nelson. The show sold out every night and also won him the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer.

In addition to the stand-up comedy circuit, Brodkin popped up on television too. In 2007, he wrote and appeared in Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder sketch series, where he played Lee Nelson and also introduced another popular character – Liverpudlian footballer Jason Bent.

In 2010 and 2013, Brodkin wrote and starred in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, respectively. During the years that followed, he performed as Lee Nelson on Comedy Rocks With Jason Manford, Let’s Dance For Comic Relief, Live At The Apollo and Let’s Dance For Sports Relief while also hitting the road with character-led comedy tours.

Brodkin has a lengthy history of hijinks under his belt. Not only has he snuck into high-profile places like press conferences, motor shows and major football matches, but he’s also fooled famous people such as Sir Philip Green, Donald Trump, Theresa May and Kanye West. In 2017, Brodkin embarked on his Serious Joker tour and received rave reviews, with publications including The Sun calling him a “comedy legend”.

Following a sold-out run at 2019’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, he announced he was taking his 100% Simon Brodkin stand-up show, which draws from his own experiences as a doctor and dad instead of being character driven, on a huge UK stand-up tour in 2020 and 2021.

In early 2021, Simon Brodkin confirmed a new Troublemaker UK tour, with dates set for October, November and December 2021.


Simon Brodkin has announced UK dates for October, November and December 2021.

Brodkin has announced UK dates in the following places:

  • Margate
  • Leeds
  • Coventry
  • Guildford
  • Bridport
  • Salford
  • Alnwick

Tickets are on sale now.