Comedian | World Famous Prankster | Lee Nelson
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.
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 this show on a 110 date international tour which includes a run of European dates, a second UK leg currently touring this Autumn 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 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.
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.
“I have worked in events now for over 20 years and I can honestly say that the response on the night to Lee’s set was the best that I have ever seen – he literally had every guest on the edge of their seat waiting for the next punchline and had them in tears of laughter! He is going to be a very hard act to follow. He was a pleasure to work with and despite being known as a prankster, I would most certainly recommend him for any corporate event, at any level.”
Fleet News Dinner
"Massive thank you, you absolutely killed it! Such a hard job to do when you don’t know anyone and the restrictions of Zoom. My phone keeps pinging with people saying how much they loved it and you. True genius at what you do, well done….CEO was very impressed, immediately messaged me saying he wants you back in the future in some capacity."
Virtual Quiz for Direct Insurance Group
“I just wanted to let you know my thoughts and the numerous feedback which we have had from the performance of Lee Nelson on Sunday night at our event. Outstanding is the best description I can give. Jimmy Tarbuck (our President) said to me – Lee Nelson was one of the best acts we have ever had in 53 years of running the Dinner”.
Variety Annual Charity Dinner
“It went smashingly well! Please extend our thanks on to Simon & Dean for being with us on the day & helping to make the night so memorable for all… It was an absolute pleasure working with you all & on behalf of James and myself a heartfelt thank you.”
Private Birthday Party
“Plenty of laughs and interaction with the audience. Fantastic and chuffed to bits. Thanks for all your help!”
Spirit Pub Company BEST Awards