Thursday 7th April 2022
The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London,EC1Y 4SD
18:30 Champagne Reception
19:15 Dinner followed by Awards Presentation
Dress code: Black tie
HOST - Simon Evans
Simon Evans is one of the UK’s most respected and best loved comedians. Familiar from TV and radio appearances, as well as for his live tour shows and festival appearances, he has been at the top of his game now for over twenty years
His TV credits include appearances on BBC One’s Live at the Apollo, on Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, and a season of Channel 4’s Stand Up for the Week. On BBC Radio 4 his series Simon Evans Goes to Market, has had five seasons, delighting audiences with his witty and insightful take on the comedically unpromising territory of economics, all of which prove among the most popular downloads on the Sounds App. He is also a regular on The News Quiz, Mock the Week, The Unbelievable Truth and Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive.
Away from comedy, Simon enjoys many of the good things in life—wine, whisky and song, classical music, walking his Golden Retriever along the Sussex coast and doggedly trying to clear his reading pile. He’s a keen cyclist, hill walker and, twinges permitting, indoor rock climbing enthusiast. He is to date the only comedian to have appeared on both University Challenge: The Professionals (on the Comedians team, narrowly beaten by the eventual winners, The Ministry of Justice!) and Christmas University Challenge, representing his alma mater, Southampton.
He also won Celebrity Mastermind in 2012, with his specialist subject being Sir Ernest Shackleton. He has appeared multiple times on various debate shows, including BBC Question Time and The Big Question, and on innumerable popular podcasts. In 1994, he became the only contestant in the history of The Krypton Factor to win his heat, only to be disqualified on a technicality!
His live tour shows such as Leashed and Genius have sold out theatres around the country and garnered superlative reviews from national and comedy press. Dominic Maxwell described him as ‘demonically dry’, William Cook as ‘sublime’, and Chortle as ‘an evil delight’. 2022 see’s Simon embark on a 70 date UK Tour of his most personal show to date, The Work of the Devil.