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.
Serious Joker, the latest Lee Nelson tour, continued Lee’s new look as first showcased in Suited & Booted, swapping his cap and shorts for a sharp (but stolen) suit. The enormous levels of ticket sales are a trend in Simon’s live shows which are packed with brilliantly crafted jokes and razor-sharp crowd interaction.
As well as numerous TV and radio credits including Sunday Night at The Palladium (ITV); The John Bishop Show (BBC One); Absolutely Fabulous (BBC One); Children In Need (BBC One) – Lee Nelson also made a highly anticipated return to BBC One’s Let’s Dance for Comic Relief, reaching the final with an impressive hip-hop-ballet performance of Swan Lake!
In 2011 Dana moved to the U.K. where she premiered her solo hour at The Edinburgh Festival for which she received rave reviews and nominations including “Best Comic” and “Best International Act” from Chortle and Black Comedy Awards.
It was not long before she then featured on British television on programmes such as “Russell Howard’s Good News” BBC TV, “Edinburgh Comedy Fest” and “The Culture Show“.
Had a recent series of his own on BBC Radio 4 – ‘Inside Alan Francis’……
TV as seen on Alistair McGowan’s Big Impression (BBC 1 – 4 series).
Other television includes Spy TV, Fist of Fun, Between The Lines, the Alan Partridge Christmas Special – Knowing Me, Knowing Yule, The Alexei Sayle Show, and Alas Smith and Jones (all BBC), Funny Farm (STV) and BBC Scotland’s Pulp Video, Comedy Nation (BBC), for which he also wrote and Lenny Goes To Town (BBC), The 11 O’Clock Show (Ch4) and Stand-Up (BBC). Most recently Alan appeared in The Last Laugh… (BBC).
This year Geoff celebrates 20 years on the stand-up circuit. During which time he has established himself as a comedian and popular compere. His funny, strong, versatile act lends itself to any occasion. He has a wealth of experience in working at all the notable comedy clubs in Europe and many corporate and private events with audiences of 12 to over 1,000 people.
When he’s not performing, Geoff book’s other comedians into comedy clubs and has had the pleasuring of seeing many new acts, such as Jimmy Carr and Sarah Millican, build their careers over the years.
Geoff has supported Michael McIntyre, Harry Hill, Dara O Briain, Omid Djalili, Lee Mack, Ross Noble, Rhod Gilbert, Milton Jones, Micky Flanagan, Noel Fielding and Lee Hurst.
He has made regular appearances on TV and radio, as well as being an excellent TV warm-up having cut his teeth on a series of the BBC’s Shooting Stars. After overcoming a fear of flying Geoff is now performing at comedy clubs and corporate events across Europe: from Budapest to Guernsey.
Geoff is one of only a handful of comics worldwide to have performed stand up comedy in a pod on the London Eye (for BBC: The One Show) and was the first English speaking comic to ever perform at Club 99 in Bucharest, Romania.