Lee Nelson

Stand up character comedian and alias of Simon Brodkin

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Acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin, AKA Lee Nelson, is the writer and star of BBC Three's ratings success Lee Nelson's Well Good Show. Lee Nelson has hosted and appeared on Live at the Apollo (BBC One) as well as releasing his first Live DVD and touring the country. In 2011 he performed on BBC One's Let's Dance for... Comic Relief and later returned to the show as a judge. Simon also wrote a weekly column in the News of The World as Lee Nelson.

Simon Brodkin originally trained as a medical doctor and qualified from Manchester University in 2001. However, he relinquished his GMC registration in 2007 to concentrate on his comedy career. He performed his first solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006, titled Simon Brodkin: Everyone But Himself.

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. 2012 saw Lee Nelson star in a brand new TV series for BBC Three, Lee Nelson's Well Funny People.

Reviewing Lee Nelson in 2009, James Kettle of The Guardian stated that, in comparison to Matt Lucas's aggressive Vicky Pollard, and Catherine Tate's Lauren Cooper, Brodkin's portrayal has "a three-dimensional personality" and is a "gentler, more likeable soul, with a dopily comprehensive lack of self-awareness", and that in playing the 'chav', "no one's done it quite like Simon Brodkin".


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We were really delighted with Lee Nelson 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. (Normally for our awards the stand-up element is the fun part and the presentation of awards is a bit of a process, but we thought the presentation was as equally as good too!) Overall I thought Lee Nelson was extremely professional, very funny ...and now I've got a difficult job to select someone to follow him for next year!

Jan Johnston, MAA Awards.

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. Thanks for all your help.

Debbie Poole, Spirit Pub Company

As comic inventions go, Simon Brodkin’s south London council estate geezer Lee Nelson is up with the best

The Daily Telegraph

Never less than ingenious

The Times

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Stand up character comedian and alias of Simon Brodkin

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