When Ed Reardon approached Nicholls about an idea for a new radio show, "he was delighted. Within two months they had a series commissioned ..." Ed Reardon’s Week, which became a hit radio show for four seasons.
In reviewing BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays, The Telegraph stated, "It is so funny you can hear each episode five times (thanks to the marvellous iPlayer) and still find new things to laugh at (thanks to producer Simon Nicholls)."
Nicholls has worked with Armando Iannucci at the BBC, and in 2008 he produced the sitcom Lab Rats, written by Chris Addison and Carl Cooper, for BBC2. In 2009, BBC2 aired the TV version of Genius, produced by Nicholls.
Nicholls currently works at NBC Universal where he recently produced the panel show pilot 'Never Mind the Woodcocks' for Radio 4.
- The News Quiz on the BBC website. Accessed 9 December 2010.
- Contacts, Issue 97 (Spotlight, 2008) ISBN 978-0-9553241-3-0. Found at Google Books. Accessed 9 December 2010.
- Dominic Maxwell, "Re-opening the grouse season: Ed Reardon, Radio 4’s bleakly funny failed writer, is back on air this week. Our correspondent meets his creator, who hopes to put his anti-hero on TV," The Guardian, 11 December 2006. Found at The Guardian entertainment archives online. Accessed 9 December 2010.
- Gillian Reynolds, "Radio review: Radio 4 on Wednesdays: proof that clever comedy still exists," The Telegraph, 8 February 2010. Found at The Telegraph online. Accessed 9 December 2010.
- Christopher Middleton, "Genius: More inventions please, we're British: Thinking up potty ideas is a national pastime," The Telegraph, 27 March 2009. Found at The Telegraph online. Accessed 9 December 2010.
- Simon Nicholls' personal MySpace page