TV comic Nelson to headline next Live At The Civic

TV comic, Lee Nelson, is to headline the next big comedy night at Brierley Hill Civic Hall in October, it has been revealed.

The comedian, who's real name is Simon Brodkin, has hit the headlines for a number of high-profile stunts over the past couple of years. They include most recently handing Prime Minister Theresa May a P45 at the Tory party conference, and fooling Simon Cowell by faking his way onto a live audition for Britain’s Got Talent dressed as a Jewish orthodox rapper.

But it is as cheeky chappie, Nelson, that Brodkin is still best known, having appeared three times on BBC’s Live At The Apollo. He also had two of his own BBC series, Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People.

Nelson will headline the next 'Live At The Civic' on Saturday 20th October, with tickets on sale now and expected to be snapped up quickly. He will be supported by Dane Baptiste, who has also appeared on Live At The Apollo as well as Mock The Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, and Adam Rowe, a young comic from Liverpool tipped for future stardom. The night will be hosted by Dudley comic, Wayne Beese, who said:

“We’re really excited about this line-up! Lee Nelson is one of the most recognisable and highly-sought after acts in the country, so we feel it’s a real coup to be able to bring him to the Civic and an indication we’re building a good reputation on the circuit.

“He is a quite brilliant live act, with some of the best audience interaction and quick wit you will see. In Dane and Adam, we’ve got two of the best young comics in the country supporting him. They’re both excellent and you will see a lot more of them in the coming years.

“Tickets are on sale now and are already starting to move, so we’d urge people to get in quick.”

It comes after more than 400 packed in to the Civic to see Joel Dommett headline the latest evening on Saturday night. Other comics to have appeared there since it started two years ago include Joe Lycett, Ross Noble, Mark Watson, Doc Brown, Tom Stade, Seann Walsh, Gary Delaney and Justin Moorhouse.

Tickets for Lee Nelson cost £22 and are available at


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