SIMON EVANS NEWS
Kevin Bridges will be making a return to the Edinburgh Festival for one night only to co-host the Comedy Gala in aid of Waverley Care with Adam Hills at the Playhouse on Thursday 22nd August at 7:30pm, with an amazing line-up featuring Andrew Lawrence, Stephen K Amos, Jason Byrne, Romesh Ranganathan, Hal Cruttenden, Tom Stade, Ivo Graham, Neil Delamere, Seann Walsh, Simon Evans, Marlon Davis, Charlie Baker, Phill Jupitus, Des Clarke, Gary Delaney, Joe Wilkinson, Russell Kane, Roisin Conaty and Lee Nelson.
The show will be recorded for BBC Three as a two part Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live to go out in early September.
Tickets are on sale from The Edinburgh Playhouse at 10:00am on Monday 8th April.
Full details of all shows will shortly be available on our Edinburgh Festival page (tickets will go on general sale for most shows on the 9th May via the Edinburgh Fringe Festival website) and include:
Josh Widdicombe‘s Incidentally… – Assembly, George Square Theatre
Wednesday 31st July – Thursday 15th August, 9:30pm
Marcus Brigstocke‘s Je M’accuse – I am Marcus – Assembly Hall, Rainy Hall
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:10pm
Adam Hills‘ Happyism – Assembly Hall, Main Hall
Thursday 15th – Sunday 25th August (Sundays with BSL interpreter), 7:30pm
Rich Hall with a stand-up show and Rich Hall’s Hoedown – Assembly George Square Palazzo Spiegeltent
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:30pm (Hoedown 11:00pm)
Charlie Baker‘s Baker’s Dozen – Assembly, Geroge Square Three
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:15pm
Seann Walsh‘s Lie-in King! – Pleasance, Cabaret Bar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:20pm
Neil Delamere‘s Smartbomb – Pleasance, Above
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 9:00pm
Ivo Graham‘s Binoculars – Pleasance, Cellar
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 6:00pm
Marlon Davis‘ Crackin’ Up – Pleasance, This
Wednesday 31st July – Sunday 25th August, 7:15pm
John Gordillo‘s Thinking is Discouraged – Assembly Rooms, Studio
Thursday 1st August – Sunday 25th August, 7:30pm
Phill Jupitus‘ Porky the Poet in ‘Zeitgeist Limbo’ – The Jam House, part of the Free Fringe
Saturday 3rd – Saturday 24th August, 5:00pm
‘Do you know what? I don’t care what everyone says. The Emperor’s New Clothes is not that great a story.’
Fearsome iconoclast Simon Evans is back with a brand new show, and nothing and no-one is safe from the critical glint of his tiny, tiny eyes.
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Hugely popular both in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word, prompting reviewers to describe him as demonically dry Dominic Maxwell, Metro and sublime William Cook, The Guardian.
Evans is well respected by his peers. He’s the writer of choice for Dara O Briain, Sean Lock, Jimmy Carr, Marcus Brigstocke and Lee Mack among others. He is a familiar voice on BBC Radio 4 as a regular on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive. Evans has anchored and written seven series of the news satire The Way It Is. He’s also laboured bravely in the face of ultimately overwhelming opposition as part of the Comedians’ team on University Challenge – The Professionals.
As well as the usual comedy clubs and festivals, Evans has focused on making in-roads into the sports and fundraising after-dinner speaking circuit and corporate events. He performs regularly for organisations such as the Variety Club and the Lord’s Taverners and bookers such as JLA, David Trick and Roger de Courcey. His style of comedy, his ability to perform an entirely clean set without compromising on the laughs (but also to ‘strengthe’’ the language when appropriate, without descending into vulgarity) and his relative maturity and reference points have made him a great hit with audiences perhaps tired of hearing the same old jokes from some of the more mainstream comedians.
Notwithstanding the stand up comedy shows (too numerous to detail), a pre-comedy appearance on The Krypton Factor (1994), commercials for Strongbow cider and losing on University Challenge (2007), you could say Simon’s done quite a bit on TV and radio.
Not Going Out, writer (BBC1)
The Late Edition, writer, performer (BBC4)
They Think It’s All Over, writer (BBC1)
TV Heaven Telly Hell, writer (Channel 4)
Turn Back Time, writer (Channel 4)
Live Floor Show, writer (BBC2)
Would I Lie To You?, writer (Channel 4)
8 out of 10 Cats, writer (Channel 4)
Comic Side of Seven Days, writer, performer (BBC3)
Rich Hall’s Cattle Drive, actor (BBC4)
Rich Hall’s Fishing Show, performer (BBC4)
Revolver, script editor (BBC1)
The Way It Is, writer, performer (BBC1)
The News Quiz,panellist (BBC Radio 4)
The Way It Is, anchor, chief writer (BBC Radio 4)
Unbelievable Truth, panellist (BBC Radio 4)
True Lies, panellist (BBC Radio 4)
A Good Read, Off the Page and others, panellist (BBC Radio 4)
The Lee Mack Radio Show, writer, performer (BBC Radio 2)
Beating the System, writer, performer (BBC Radio 4)
Troublestarter, writer, performer (BBC Radio 4)
The Gabby Logan Show, pundit (Radio 5 Live)