Simon Brodkin (Lee Nelson)

Character Comedian

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. A versitile performer, he can take to the stage as himself or his alter ego Lee Nelson.

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, selling out entire run and adding extra dates. Simon will now be embarking on a nationwide tour in 2020.

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.

Simon has been on five national tours as Lee Nelson, each of which was extended at least twice. Simon has also taken multiple solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, winning the Writer’s Guild Best Newcomer Award for his debut show.

Other TV appearances include Live At The ApolloThe John Bishop ShowJohn Bishop’s Christmas ShowLet’s Dance for Comic ReliefAbsolutely FabulousChildren In Need (all BBC One); Sunday Night at The PalladiumAl Murray’s Multiple PersonalityComedy Rocks (all ITV1); Channel 4’s Comedy GalaBig Brother’s Big Mouth (both Channel 4).

“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

“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