Simon Brodkin is a British comedian, popular on both the stand-up circuit and in television comedy. He is known for playing his own fictional characters, in particular the cheerful chav character Lee Nelson. Simon has a habit of transporting his characters to public events and taking part in live pranks!
Simon performed his first solo comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006, entitled Simon Brodkin: Everyone But Himself, for which he won The Writers' Guild Award for Best Newcomer In Edinburgh. Since then he has performed in the guise of a number of amusing characters, including Jason Bent, an unintelligent Premiership footballer with a Merseyside accent, and the sleazy and incompetent Dr Bob.
Simon first appeared on television in 2003, in a series of shorts entitled From Baghdad To Balham (Channel 4), before appearing twice on Absolutely Fabulous (BBC1). In 2005, he played Lee Nelson in three episodes of Channel 4's The Morning After Show, alongside fellow guests Roland Rat, Big Daddy and Bob Mugabe!
Simon has also written for and appeared in the television shows Al Murray's Multiple Personality Disorder (2009), Lee Nelson's Well Good Show (2010) and Lee Nelson's Well Funny People (2013). He then performed a jam-packed 2013 tour, hosted by his character Lee Nelson and featuring his legendary audience interaction and appearances from his alter egos. The same year, he also made a highly anticipated return to BBC1's Let's Dance For Comic Relief, reaching the final with an impressive performance of Swan Lake.
Simon has taken five hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of which was his Lee Nelson's Well Good Edinbra Show, which sold every single ticket, received rave reviews and led to the nationwide tour of Lee Nelson's
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- An award winning comedian and star and co- creator of BBC Four’s comedy quiz show “We Need Answers”,
- Former panellist on Mock the Week and can regularly be seen on numerous shows including Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News For You, The Graham Norton Show and on Live at the Apollo.
- Impressionist, Comedian, Satirist, ballroom dancer, Actor, After Dinner presenter and Awards Host