Simon's TV credits include BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and BBC2’s Mock the Week. Simon was also a regular on Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week. On Radio 4, Simon Evans Goes to Market has audiences delighting in his witty and insightful take on the unpromising comic territory of commodities, trading and wealth. Simon is the only comedian to have appeared on both University Challenge – the Professionals, and Celebrity Mastermind (which he won – specialist subject Sir Ernest Shackleton).
“Magnificent … with his aloof presence and precise, sardonic wit, dripping disdain from every perfectly pronounced word”
Where once human civilisation had the genius of Albert Einstein, John Stuart Mill and Plato, now we have memes and 'motivational quotes about fish'. This troubles Simon Evans who, observing the modern world, doesn't like what he sees one bit and wants to get some things off his chest. This obsession with decline stems from Evans' own physical and mental faculties being supposedly past their sell-by date. We can take him on his word, but his ability to tell a joke is untempered. Cloaked in corduroy, he sips from a whisky glass and delivers an unrelenting deconstruction of everything that's wrong with us. No one is safe.
“Magnificently pessimistic hour about our cultural and societal decline”
– Craig AngusThe List