Simon Evans consistently delivers stand-up routines that leave his audience collapsing with laughter – whilst simultaneously keeping a straight face.
As a concrete and well-respected circuit comedian for many years, Evans is not necessarily instantly recognisable, although he is a regular on BBC Radio 4 and has consequently gained a faithful following.
He is noted for his intelligent and witty comedy – sometimes self-deprecating but always with a fondness for his own ‘educated’ accent as he highlights. This and more is to be expected from his brand new show, ‘Genius’, where he ponders the nature of intelligence and the possibility of original thought.
Although fans from around the region may remember his derogatory quips about Newcastle/Gateshead from his appearance on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, they will undoubtedly have a hugely warm reception for his new set.
Evans has performed many gigs in the North East and although in the past he has suggested that ‘having a Geordie accent was considered detrimental to your prospects in life’, he has mastered his socio-political comedy and fans love his satirical, ironic style.
‘Genius’ is Evans’ eighth solo Edinburgh show and after fantastic reviews from the Fringe Festival, he is set to bring it to the North East this month.
Evans plays at The Witham at Barnard Castle on Tuesday 25th September and this is your chance to see acclaimed entertainment in a small, intimate venue. Tickets are priced from £12-£14 and are available from thewitham.org.uk.
Please note: this show is for those aged 14+.