Good Ship Comedy presents Simon Brodkin

Good Ship Comedy presents Simon Brodkin

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Monday 24 September 2018
20:00 - 22:45
Tickets from £5
Comedy, Date Night
Camden
Over 18

SIMON BRODKIN

Named “the world’s most famous blagger” by The Daily Telegraph, untameable prankster and acclaimed character comedian Simon Brodkin has hit global headlines multiple times for his high-profile stunts. Most famously he handed Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 form during her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference and showered disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter with hundreds of dollar bills in bribe payments “for the North Korea 2026 World Cup bid”.

Of his many characters, Simon is best known for his irrepressible, south London wide boy Lee Nelson. With each of his Lee Nelson tours (Serious Joker, Suited & Booted, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Tour and Lee Nelson Live) being extended twice or more.

In 2017, Channel 4 show Britain’s Greatest Hoaxer followed Simon as he planned and executed three huge stunts. Simon surrounded US President Donald Trump, at the opening one of his golf courses, with 60 swastika-emblazoned golf balls, “as part of the new Trump Golfing range”. He attached a 25-foot sign to the side of shamed former BHS owner Sir Philip Green’s £100m superyacht, renaming it the ‘BHS Destroyer’. And Simon went on Britain’s Got Talent, incognito, as the ultra-orthodox Jewish rapper Steven Goldblatt (aka ‘The Rapping Rabbi’), fooling Simon Cowell and the other judges to win four ‘yeses’. It wasn’t his first run-in with Cowell. Simon had previously managed to get on to the X Factor stage during a live show, singing along “as the ninth member” of the boyband Stereo Kicks.

Simon is also the writer, star and creator of two series of BBC Three’s ratings smash Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and sketch series Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People, introducing the nation to a plethora of brilliant new characters. He also made the 90-min special Jason Bent’s World Cup’s Best Ever Goals, Ever! (BBC Three). Lee has appeared multiple times on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, as guest and host.

“Never less than ingenious.” The Times

"The guy has a gift." The Washington Post

"You should be ashamed of yourself." Sepp Blatter

MICKY OVERMAN

Micky is one of the most promising and exciting acts to hit the circuit in years.

A bedrock of surgically sharp writing combined with a cool and confident delivery make her an exceptional comedian.  Her material moves quickly from devastating honesty, to brutal whimsy, to on-point social observations. She already has the aura of a successful comic well beyond her years.

"A keen comic mind." Chortle

TRAVIS JAY

Nominated for The Leicester Mercury Comedian of the year in 2016, Travis Jay is a stand-up, actor and radio presenter who has been performing on the comedy circuit since 2009. Some have described his style as very creative, animated, and clever. He's built a reputation as being a very entertaining story teller, as well as being a pretty good impressionist. Most recently he has made appearances on both BBC Radio 1 Xtra and Radio 4.

HELEN BAUER

After leaving college with an E in Economics and an allergy to the education system, Helen Bauer moved to London to share a bed with her cousin and work in Accessorize on Oxford Street. She lived in London until she was 23, making sketches, waitressing and drinking. She then moved to Berlin to do the same there, and discovered stand up.

Helen honed her comedy skills, performing in English, to confused Berlin locals. You can now find Helen’s creative writing, charming attitude on stage and special love of pop music all over London. Helen was a Semi Finalist in So You Think You’re Funny 2016 and appeared this summer in the prestigious Pleasance Comedy Reserve showcase in Edinburgh.

AND YOUR RESIDENT HOST: 

BEN VAN DER VELDE

Standing a statuesque five foot five inches high (not in heels) and weighing in at eleven stone (on a good day) Ben is the current light-middleweight contender for compering champion of North London.

"Sharp and crafty gagsmith, a life-giving compere." Chortle

"Wonderfully improvised riffs showcasing his impressive spontaneity and sharp tongue." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

“The perfect comedy club host – he is a master of audience interaction. The audience weren’t just warmed up, but pretty hysterical even before the first act of the night hit the stage.”  Huffington Post

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Location

The Colonel Fawcett
1 Randolph Street, London, NW1 0SS

Area:
North London

Nearest station:
Camden Town (Tube)

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The Colonel Fawcett The Colonel Fawcett

The Colonel Fawcett is a traditional British pub situated on Randolph Street in Camden. The venue boasts two large...

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This venue serves British, Brunch and Pub Food food.

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Good Ship Comedy

<p style="text-align: center;">Good Ship Comedy is Camden Town's newest, friendliest stand-up comedy club, located at The <a href="http://thecolonelfawcett.co.uk/" target="_blank">Colonel Fawcett</a> pub.  If you want to start the week with cheap, cheerful top quality laughs, we're the place for you!</p> <p style="text-align: center;">"A JOY TO GIG IN AND A JOY TO WATCH PERFORMERS GIG IN.” <strong>Aisling Bea (8 Out of 10 Cats, Live at the Apollo)</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Every Monday night we put on ace shows featuring top headliners from the UK and international circuit plus some of the best award-winning new talent, all compered by our resident host <strong><a href="http://www.benvandervelde.com/" target="_blank">Ben Van der Velde</a>.  </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Tickets are £5 in advance and £7 on the door.</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Acts to have played the Good Ship include Romesh Ranganathan, Sara Pascoe, Jack Whitehall, Nish Kumar, Pippa Evans, Ed Gamble, Joel Dommett, Ellie Taylor, Shapphi Khorsandi, Bec Hill, Abandoman, Dane Baptiste, Mae Martin, Kiri Pritchard-Mclean and Richard Herring </p> <p class="Footnote"><span lang="EN-US" style="font-size: 13.0pt; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif;"> </span></p>

http://www.goodshipcomedy.com

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Great atmosphere upstairs in a lovely London pub. Top class comedy with a fantastic host.! Deffo 5 stars.!! Visited The Colonel Fawcett on 2018-09-24
by on September 26th, 2018
5

Great night out hosted by the ever convivial Ben - exciting support acts and an amazing headliner. Visited The Colonel Fawcett on 2018-09-24
by on September 26th, 2018
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