Simon Brodkin Embarks On First Ever Tour As Himself
After a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Simon Brodkin is embarking on a 47-date nationwide tour.
After three hugely successful BBC series as the irrepressible Lee Nelson and gaining international notoriety as a serial prankster, Simon unveils his funniest creation yet… himself! 1005 Simon Brodkin sees him performing out of character for the very first time. In this honest, heartfelt show, Simon takes us from his childhood growing up on the ‘mean streets’ of Hampstead Garden Suburb, via an adulthood as an out-of-hid-depth doctor and inept parent, to someone who was ill-prepared for the torrent of antisemitic hatred he recieved from the Ku Klux Klan after pranking Donald Trump.
Surrounding President Donald Trump with a hundred swastika-emblazoned golf balls as he opened his Turnberry golf resort was just one of Simon’s many world-famous stunts. Others include handing Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 during her Conservative Party Conference speech, showering disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter with bank notes, re-christening Sir Philip Green’s hundred million pound yacht ”BHS Destroyer”, joining Kanye West on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury, and fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’ on Britain’s Got Talent, as an ultra-orthodox ‘Rapping Rabbi!’ Some of these audacious stunts were documented in Channel 4’s Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer and have been watched on YouTube by over 15 million people and received a nomination for Best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018.
As well as writing and starring in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (both BBC Three), Simon has performed and hosted as Lee on Live at the Apollo, Sunday Night at the Palladium, The John Bishop Christmas Show, Children in Need and Channel 4’s Comedy Gal.