The Southport Comedy Festival in association with Halliwell Jones BMW have announced yet another big name for this year’s 17 day event at Victoria Park in Southport.

World-famous prankster and Lee Nelson creator Simon Brodkin brings his outrageous new stand-up show ‘Screwed Up’ to the festival on Sunday 8th October 2023.

Acclaimed character comedian Simon is now performing as himself. 

Fresh from his sold-out, critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run and becoming the most viewed British comedian of all time on TikTok, this show is already selling out nationwide with extra dates added at some venues.

In ‘Screwed Up’ Simon rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus. Nothing is off limits in this hilarious show, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday 15th March 2023 at 10am from the Southport Comedy Festival website at:

Grab your tickets early for one of the most in demand shows of the year.

Simon is the third name to be announced for this year’s 12th Southport Comedy Festival which will be held once again in a luxury heated and seated marquee courtesy of Elite marquees at Victoria Park. 

Irish funnymen and festival favourites Jason Byrne and Jimeoin are already on sale with more exciting names to be announced in the next few weeks.

Keep an eye on the festival website or join the mailing list to find out first who will be making Southport Smile this October.

About Simon Brodkin

Star of Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer (Channel 4) Simon hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts, including handing Theresa May a P45 during her speech at the Conservative Party Conference, showering disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with bank notes, and surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf courses with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls.

He also is known for attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s superyacht, and going on Britain’s Got Talent as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt – fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. 

Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer was nominated for best Documentary at the Monte Carlo TV Festival Golden Nymph Awards 2018.

In a previous stunt, Simon also managed to join Kanye West as the American performed his headline Glastonbury set on the Pyramid Stage. He rapped alongside West in front of 200,000 people into a toy microphone he’d bought from Argos.

In character as Premier League footballer Jason Bent, Simon has warmed up with the Manchester City team before a fixture against Everton and joined the England squad as they were boarding the plane to the World Cup in Brazil.

Simon’s most famous character is comedy legend Lee Nelson, writing and starring in two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and the sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, which introduced the nation to a plethora of brilliant characters.

Simon’s latest show Screwed Up was performed to sold-out audiences at the Edinburgh Fringe last summer and Dominic Maxwell (The Times) said  “no show has made (him) laugh more than this one…”.


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