Simon is one of the UK’s most respected and established comedians. He is a regular on TV and radio and particularly popular on the corporate and after dinner circuit. His TV credits include BBC One’s Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, BBC Two’s Mock the Week and a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week. On BBC Radio 4, Simon Evans Goes to Market, which has been re-commissioned for a fifth series, has audiences delighted in his witty and insightful take on the unpromising comic territory of commodities, trading and wealth. 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 recently made his debut appearance on Question Time.
His 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’.
On the corporate circuit, 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) and his relative maturity and reference points have made him a great hit with audiences who might find some of his rivals rather juvenile. He is also – to great benefit at awards functions etc – blessed with the ability to deliver from autocue with natural ease, panache and when necessary, a good turn of pace.