Bridport Arts Newsletter
Comedy 27 November - 19 January

Lee Nelson: Serious Joker

The UK’s greatest hoaxer is headed back to Bridport!

You’ve seen him sneaking into places he shouldn’t be, now come and see him where he most definitely should be: live on stage for this special performance.

Nelson’s latest live stand-up tour, Serious Joker, has been a smash hit throughout 2018. He’s even wowed the press! The Telegraph says “in this sort of form Nelson is irresistible” while The Sun calls him a “comedy legend”.

Nelson is a character comedian. His real name is Simon Brodkin. He’s taken five hit solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he won the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Newcomer in 2006.

Along with the stand-up comedy circuit, Nelson’s got numerous TV credits including appearances on Absolutely Fabulous in 2003 and the prime time sketch show Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder in 2009. He also wrote and starred in his own shows for BBC called Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show in 2010 and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People in 2013.

But Nelson is best known for his epic and often controversial stunts which have included crashing everything from press conferences to ribbon-cutting ceremonies, Premier League matches and motor shows. Last October he infiltrated the Conservative Party conference where he made it to the front of the room and cheekily handed Theresa May a fake P45 during her keynote speech.

With a history of hijinks that includes pranking everyone from Sepp Blatter and Kanye West to Donald Trump, seeing Nelson perform live is sure to be an unforgettable experience.


Dates & Tickets

This is a past event, therefore tickets are no longer available.

Dinner & show offer

Enjoy an evening at Bridport Art Centre’s Pantry Restaurant.

*A pre Show Supper is available with this event* 

The menus will be published alongside the event two weeks before the show. Vegetarian options available.

There will be an option to add your supper to your cart when you book the event. 

£14.95 two course /£17.95 three course 


“In this sort of form Nelson is irresistible… there aren’t many better comedians to turn to”

The Telegraph

“Comedy legend”

The Sun

“You should be ashamed of yourself”

Sepp Blatter

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