Simon Evans

  • One of the UK’s most established comedians

  • A regular on TV and particularly popular on the corporate after dinner circuit

  • Has appeared on University Challenge – the Professionals & Celebrity Mastermind

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About

Simon Evans is one of the UK’s most respected and best loved comedians. Familiar from TV and radio appearances, as well as for his live tour shows and festival appearances, he is particularly popular on the corporate and after dinner circuit. He has been at the top of his game now for over twenty years yet at this year’s Edinburgh festival was unanimously agreed to only be getting better.

His TV credits include two appearances on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, one on Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, and a season of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week. On BBC Radio 4 his series Simon Evans Goes to Market, has had six seasons, delighting audiences with his witty and insightful take on the comedically unpromising territory of economics, all of which prove among the most popular downloads on the Sounds App.

Other BBC Radio 4 appearances include The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive. He is also the only comedian to have appeared on both University Challenge – the Professionals, and Celebrity Mastermind (which he won – specialist subject Sir Ernest Shackleton). Simon has also appeared on Question Time.

Simon’s live tour shows such as Leashed and Genius have sold out theatres around the country and garnered superlative reviews from national and comedy press. Dominic Maxwell described him as ‘demonically dry’, William Cook as ‘sublime’, and Chortle as ‘an evil delight’.

Away from comedy, Simon enjoys many of the good things in life—wine, whisky and song, classical music, walking his Golden Retriever along the Sussex coast and doggedly trying to clear his reading pile. He’s a keen cyclist, hill walker and, twinges permitting, indoor rock climbing enthusiast.

In September 2019, Evans wrote and presented Simon Evans is Right, a relatively serious look at the difficulties faced by BBC Radio 4 in achieving political balance in their comedy output. He has not been heard on the network since.

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On the corporate circuit, Simon is cherished for his ability to perform an entirely clean set without compromising on the laughs—but also to “strengthen” the language when appropriate, without descending into vulgarity.

His relative maturity and reference points have made him a great hit with audiences who might find some of his peers’ comedy rather juvenile. He is also much sought after for awards functions, etc for his air of authority and the ability to deliver from autocue or script with natural ease, panache and, when necessary, a good turn of pace.

Testimonials

Simon Evans hosted our annual VIP dinner and awards ceremony in May 2023. In addition to being a thoroughly nice chap he met the difficult brief of being a professional host for the evening whilst providing the right level of humour, pitched at exactly the right level, for our audience of 450 transport professionals.

He did a fantastic job, the event ran very smoothly and a great evening was had by all. We had lots of positive comments from our guests about Simon and would highly recommend him.

Andree Ball – Marketing & Events Manager, Microlise

Simon Went down very well and was very obliging even though we were running a bit behind. One of our members said he was laughing so much that he actually cried!

Linda Brown, IOD Annual Dinner

Sizzlingly entertaining, beautifully crafted, devastatingly funny gags.

The Guardian

A masterclass in socio-political comedy… The Show is called Genius. It comes very close.

The Scotsman

How to book Simon Evans for your event

To book Simon Evans, please submit an online enquiry to booking.agent@nmp.co.uk or contact one of our booking agents on +44 (0)20 3822 0003.

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