SIMON BRODKIN Screwed Up
Saturday 14th October 2023 – 8pm
Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
Box Office: 01803 328385 www.babbacombe-theatre.com
World-famous prankster and TikTok record-breaker, Simon Brodkin has added an autumn leg to his brand-new hit 2023 stand-up hit tour and is NOW coming to south Devon, to the Babbacombe Theatre in Torquay on Saturday 14th October at 8pm.
Due to overwhelming demand, prankster, award-winning comedian and Lee Nelson creator, Simon Brodkin extended his stand-up show, Screwed Up, to over 100 dates with over 50,000 tickets on sale. His tour started back in February.
Simon’s latest comedy show is a critical hit and enjoyed a sold-out run at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
This show, Simon’s second as himself, is far more personal than his debut, and sees him explore his Russian ancestry, his recent ADHD diagnosis, and his relationship to fame – having made headlines all over the world with his notorious stunts while simultaneously being rejected by I’m A Celebrity for not being famous enough. In Screwed Up Simon also rips into celebrity culture, social media, the police, Putin, Prince Andrew and Jesus. Nothing is off limits, including his own mental health, his family, his five arrests and how he once found himself at an underground sex party.
Earlier this year “the world’s most famous blagger” (The Daily Telegraph) broke records on TikTok with his stand-up. He is currently the most-viewed British comedian ever on the platform, gaining 39 million views with his most-watched video. Across official social media channels, this video has been hugely popular with 73 million total views to date.
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, surrounding Donald Trump at the opening of his golf course with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, attaching a 25-foot sign to the side of Sir Philip Green’s super yacht, 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 and has been watched online more than 40 million times.
Simon created the irrepressible character and “comedy legend” (The Sun) Lee Nelson, enjoying three hugely successful BBC series with Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People. Simon has performed and hosted as Lee on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Sunday Night at the Palladium (ITV), The John Bishop Christmas Show (BBC One), Children In Need (BBC One), Channel 4’s Comedy Gala and many more TV shows.
“No show has made me laugh more than this one…. Time, on this evidence, for Simon Brodkin to be a big name in his own right” Dominic Maxwell, The Times ****
“Screwed Up is a full-on rat-a-tat gag fest” Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday ****
“There aren’t many better comedians to turn to” The Telegraph ****
To book your tickets, contact the venues box office on 01803 328385 OR book online at www.babbacombe-theatre.com
Book your tickets now calling the venues box office on 01803 328385
OR online: www.babbacombe-theatre.com