Simon Brodkin: Xavier

Comedy (stand-up)

  • Pleasance Courtyard - Forth
  • 20:30
  • Aug 27
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Avalon
  • Warnings and additional info: This performance will contain strong language.
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies are not allowed in the venue
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


After a sold-out, critically-acclaimed 120-date international tour, Britain’s most-viewed comedian on TikTok, Lee Nelson creator and world-famous prankster who showered Sepp Blatter with dollar bills and handed Theresa May a P45 is back with an outrageous new stand-up show about God, guns, Matt Hancock, Ayatollah Khamenei and a man called Xavier. 'No show has made me laugh more' **** (Times). 'A full-on rat-a-tat gagfest' **** (Mail On Sunday). 'Hilarious' **** (Scotsman).

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  • Audio enhancement system
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  • Accessible entry: Queue in cobbled courtyard. Access to space via locked lift, please notify venue ahead of your visit if you require use of the lift and ask at Info Shed upon arrival for access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
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Derek Hogg 44 days ago

Brodkin is an English funny man who did a great audience warm up routine for a third of the show before ploughing in to his material covering current topical issues for the masses.

A refreshing change from most Fringe comedy performers banging on about their mental health/ comedy acquired PTSD, or virtue signalling about the latest minority causes of limited or no interest to the masses. Brodkin plays it safe here, maybe because he’s a guest of The Pleasance who have a history of pulling shows if they are offensive…..Brodkins not gonna get cancelled, nothing controversial here apart from a dig at the perpetual striking of railwaymen.

If you like an old school comedian who tells jokes about everyday life stuff, then this is your show.

John Dewhurst 46 days ago

Really funny show. Great routine about "a poverty" of Northerners (of which I am one). Also hilarious about Harry and Meghan (H & M). Only good thing about them, that they p*ss off Piers Morgan!! He is very quick witted. Difficult to differentiate from his alter ego Lee Nelson!

Gary Nunn 48 days ago

Not seen Simon Brodkin before but thoroughly loved the performance.
Topical content, well delivered and funny.
A very competent performer who handle people leaving the show part way through with great professionalism.
A great show from a great performer.


Simon Brodkin is a brilliant comedian. Sharp, witty, able to deliver a broad range of intelligent humor without resorting to negativity and if critical, then also charismatic enough to get away with it pleasantly. He clearly understands good audience and was able to read the room quickly, adjust as needed, and make the UK specific material more accessible to his international audience. Never stopped laughing.

Martin S 52 days ago

Brilliant show, we laughed from start to finish and in a room with air con, a winner all round.

Colleen 53 days ago

Sooo funny, laughed the whole hour. He is a well seasoned professional with a seamless performance. Must see, if you can get tickets!!

Martin M 55 days ago

One of the best comedians I have ever seen!
Brilliant material and flawless smooth delivery kept us entertained for an action packed hour.
I went to see the brilliant Frank Skinner the other night and Simon Brodkin is just as good!

Mel 55 days ago

Suitability is really 18+
English humour. Difficult to know about subject matter if you're from elsewhere. Very good.

AJ Campbell 57 days ago

My four friends and I laughed for the whole hour! Absolutely hilarious!

Emerlist 59 days ago

Very funny. Really enjoyed his show.

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