Simon Evans

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This article is about the comedian. For the writer, see Simon Evans (writer). For the racing driver, see Simon Evans (racing driver). For the Welsh football referee, see Simon Lee Evans.
Simon Evans
Born (1955-05-09) 9 May 1955 (age 61)
Luton, Bedfordshire, England
Medium Stand-up, Television, Radio
Nationality British
Genres Observational comedy, Black comedy, Satire
Subject(s) Everyday life, Family, Marriage, Human interaction, Current events
Website Official website

Simon Evans (born 9 May 1955) is an English comedian, born in Luton and now living in Hove.

Early life[edit]

Evans attended Verulam School in St Albans and then studied law at Southampton University, graduating in 1986.

Stand-up comedy[edit]

Evans is an established act on the UK comedy circuit who has also appeared on television – on Live at the Apollo (Jan 2013) and on Stand Up for the Week (Autumn 2013, Channel Four). According to leading comedy review site Chortle 'his sharp, acidic barbs remain a rich delight'.[1] TV appearances in 2010 include Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow in Sunderland (BBC One) and Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live (BBC Three). In 2010–11 he toured his show 'Fringe Magnet' across the UK and in 2012–13 toured his show Friendly Fire. His most recent show, Leashed, was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in August 2013.

In early 2010, Simon Evans supported Lee Mack on his UK tour – Going Out. He has performed one man shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe since 2000 and has performed at the New Zealand Comedy Festival 2002, Cape Town Comedy Festival 2001 as well as in Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Beijing, Winnipeg and Dubai. In July 2004 he performed at the Just for Laughs festival in Montreal, and the following spring at the Aspen Comedy Festival in Colorado. In July 2010 he appeared alongside Emo Philips at Latitude Festival in Suffolk.[2]

Television writing[edit]

Evans has written for TV shows including:

Television appearances[edit]

He has appeared on The Comedy Store (Five) and The Stand Up Show (BBC1). Simon's other television appearances include the Comedy Network, Five's Company (Five) and an appearance on The Krypton Factor in which he was disqualified in the "Super Round" for failing to complete the computer challenge correctly.


Evans appears regularly on BBC Radio 4 – hosting and writing seven series of the spoof news show The Way It Is (as Richard Richard), as well as appearing on numerous panel games including The News Quiz, Armando Iannucci's Charm Offensive and The Unbelievable Truth, and discussion programmes such as Off the Page.

He is a regular contributor to both BBC Radio 4 and London Live and has had full-length comedy scripts commissioned by the BBC for both TV and radio.

  • The Way It Is (Radio 4) – Writer and performer
  • Best Policy (Radio 4) – Anchored
  • True Lies, A world without... and others (Radio 4) – Pundit/panellist
  • Beating the System (Radio 4) – Sole writer and performer
  • Troublestarter (Radio 4) – Three part series – Sole writer and performer
  • The Mighty Boosh (Radio 4) – Performer
  • The News Quiz (Radio 4) – Performer
  • The Big Booth (Radio 4) – Performer
  • Simon Evans Goes To Market (Radio 4)[3]


Evans is the voice of 'Old Speckled Henry', the fox in the television advertisements for Old Speckled Hen.[4]


  1. ^ "Simon Evans". Review. Chortle. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Simon Evans". Comedy CV. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Simon Evans". IMDb. Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Simon Evans". Retrieved 24 August 2014. 

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