Simon Brodkin As Lee Nelson
Acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin is the writer and star of BBC Three’s ratings success Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show. Last year, Lee Nelson starred in a brand new series of Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People on BBC Three, which also introduced popular characters such as pitch invading Premier League footballer Jason Bent and negligent GP Dr Bob. In 2013, Lee’s new look was revealed. The character has grown from his stripy-tee’d beginnings in to a suited and booted version of Lee with new anecdotes and observations of the world but all of his original cheekiness and charm!
Lee Nelson’s 2013 tour saw the irrepressible South London lad host a jam-packed night of unmissable entertainment with legendary audience interaction and appearances from his alter egos.
In 2013, Lee Nelson also made a highly anticipated return to BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, reaching the final with an impressive performance of Swan Lake. He is the only person to perform on the show twice after his first attempt in 2011 and he also sat on the judging panel in 2012.
In 2012, Lee Nelson hosted and appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC One) as well as releasing his first Live DVD and touring the country. Simon also wrote a weekly column in the News of The World as Lee Nelson.
Simon’s additional television and radio credits include appearances on Channel 4’s Comedy Gala; Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One); Children In Need (BBC One); Al Murray’s Multiple Personality (ITV1); Comedy Rocks (ITV1); Big Brother’s Big Mouth (Channel 4); The Wall (BBC Three); Edinburgh and Beyond (Comedy Central); and BBC Radio 2’s Out To Lunch.
Simon has taken five hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer in 2006. His 2008 show was praised for Simon’s ‘sharp, quick-fire verbal sparring’ (The Scotsman) as well as his ‘solid gold material’ (Chortle). In 2010 he took Lee Nelson’s Well Good Edinbra Show to the Fringe, selling every single ticket and receiving rave reviews, with a follow-on nationwide tour of Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show.
In 2011, BBC Three aired Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show – Series 2 and Simon completed his second Lee Nelson Live tour.
By Arrangement with Artists Management
"The event went very well and Simon was a great choice - got lots of positive feedback from our people. Plenty of laughs and interaction with the audience. Fantastic and chuffed to bits."
Spirit Pub Company BEST Awards
"We were really delighted with Simon/Lee last Thursday at the Best Awards. He went down a storm. He totally understood our advertising audience and played up to it well. The pace for the awards presentation was extremely well measured. We do have quite a lot of awards but it didn't feel rushed and his humour throughout kept it very entertaining. ... Overall I thought Simon/Lee was extremely professional, very funny ...and now I've got a difficult job to select someone to follow him for next year!!"