Simon Evans

Simon Evans

22nd April 2011

Fringe Magnet




Comedian and writer, star of BBC ONE’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC3’s Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala, the sublime Simon Evans brings his critically acclaimed show ‘Fringe Magnet’ across the UK this Spring in his debut solo tour.

‘Fringe Magnet’ sees Simon Evans return with another hour of his trademark sharp, ironic wit. Following an ecstatically well-received 2010 Edinburgh Fringe run this summer, Simon's star is very much in the ascendant. Fans of dry, adult (in the best sense of the word!) and above all immensely funny stand- up should not miss this tour through modern Britain, and all that makes it grate!
A veteran of sell-out shows worldwide (Montreal, Aspen, Edinburgh, New Zealand, Cape Town), Evans performances have won praise from comics and critics alike, prompting reviewers to describe him as ‘Demonically dry’ (Metro) and ‘Sublime’ (The Guardian). In 2005 Simon was honoured as one of only three British comics invited to perform at the prestigious Aspen Comedy Festival, alongside Stewart Lee and Eddie Izzard.

Simon is in high demand as a comedy writer and has collaborated with many other comedians including Dara O' Briain, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr and Marcus Brigstocke. He is one of the main writers on the hit BBC ONE sitcom Lee Mack’s Not Going Out and also supported Lee Mack on his most recent 106 date UK tour.

He is a stalwart of BBC Radio 4 comedy having appeared on The News Quiz (four series and counting!), The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Ianucci’s Charm Offensive. He has hosted and served as principal writer on seven series of Radio 4’s The Way It Is. Other writing plaudits include sketch show The Odd Half Hour (BBC Radio 4) and Lee Mack’s BBC Radio 2 show.

As well as a contributor to radio Simon is also a prevalent writer for television with credits including; Not Going Out (three series, BBC ONE), 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4), The Late Edition (BBC FOUR),The Big Breakfast (Channel 4), Lily Savage, Johnny Vaughan Tonight, The State We're In, Revolver (BBC ONE) and Would I Lie to You? (Channel 4).

Simon’s aloof charm and sharp tongue ensures an evening spent with this comedic connoisseur is undoubtedly one of the finest in comedy.
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