Simon Brodkin

Comedian Profile

Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, untameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”.

Of his many characters, Simon is best known for his irrepressible, south London wide boy Lee Nelson. With each of his Lee Nelson tours (Serious JokerSuited & Booted, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour and Lee Nelson Live) being extended twice or more.

Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show, sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, and the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, as guest and host.

As well as numerous TV and radio credits including Sunday Night at The Palladium (ITV); The John Bishop Show (BBC One); Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One); Children In Need (BBC One) – Lee Nelson also made a highly anticipated return to BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, reaching the final with an impressive hip-hop-ballet performance of Swan Lake!