Simon Benjamin Brodkin is an English comedian performing both on the stand-up circuit and in comedy television series.
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301 - Simon Brodkin
Simon Brodkin was best known as his comedy character "Lee Nelson", before handing Teresa May a P45, throwing money at Sepp Blatter, and invading Kanye's headline spot at Glastonbury. This former doctor with an impressive gag-rate and work ethic, now embarks on an even more challenging caper: playing himself. A new stand-up show sees him flex his joke-writing muscles in the pursuit of exploring his real life... but does he want to be himself?Extras include Simon's blagger's guide to getting backstage at the world's biggest festival, reflections on the targets of his mockery and the challenges involved in gradually moving away from Lee step by step... Sign up for the Insiders Club at to get access to ad-free new episodes, bonus content from interviews and much more.@SimonBrodkinSimon Brodkin brings his show 100% Simon Brodkin to The Pleasance Baby Grand as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 1st – 24th August at 9.30pm. More info and tickets available at edfringe.comTickets for my show Primer at this year's Edinburgh Fringe@ComComPod | www.comedianscomedian.comAnd many thanks to The Comedy Store for the recording space. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
#29 - Lee Nelson had Kids Way Before I Did feat. Simon Brodkin
This week’s guest let’s me cover a couple of bases at once, with character comedian Simon Brodkin (@SimonBrodkin) aka Lee Nelson joining me! We kick things off talking about being Jewish on stage and off in the UK, a dash of Seinfeld history and then his past career as a Doctor in Manchester. He made a clean break and decided to become a character comedian - no overlap, never done a gig, not even a play at high school - and moved to London to get it done. And he did it almost immediately, it’s an insane story. We also talk about how a North Londoner from a comfortable background can transform believably into Lee Nelson (@RealLeeNelson), a cheeky lad from South London wearing polo shirts and hats (hint: it's all about watching people on the tube).  Simon is still touring as Lee Nelson with dates on his website and you can catch him performing as himself around London's comedy clubs.  If you enjoyed the podcast pleas shoot us 5 stars and subscribe, you can follow us on Twitter @TheUnionJackOff and email us on  Daniel Muggleton (@danmuggleton) is a doing a preview April 5th at 2Northdown, London and Australia Comedians / Dope Comedy is on April 7th at Backyard Comedy Club.  Apologies to Seinfeld fans, ‘The Contest’ is Season 4 Episode 10.
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