Simon Evans (4 stars)

This article is from 2010.

Simon Evans

Tightly written and carefully delivered

Evans executes the carefully crafted persona of an articulate, opinionated after-dinner speaker with a penchant for an extended vocabulary. Within the boundaries of this character, he charts familiar territories: slagging the Welsh, the Geordies and the fat, but armed with eloquence and irony. Fringe Magnet is tightly written and carefully delivered.

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Simon Evans: Fringe Magnet

  • 4 stars

Old 'No Eyes' is back with a brand new show. Regular on Radio 4 'News Quiz', 'Charm Offensive', 'Unbelievable Truth', 'Museum of Curiosity' etc. 'Sublime' (William Cook, Guardian); 'Demonically dry' (Metro); 'Rich complex comedy' (; 'Nobody does it better' (Carly Simon). Ages: 14+


1. Ghill Donald22 Aug 2010, 1:14pm5 stars Simon Evans Report

I am sure that Simon Evans is constantly asked why he is not yet a household name. He is sharper and funnier than almost anyone else you will see. Too much wit for the mainstream or writing too much for other comics perhaps but this guy is original, inventive and a true master of his craft. He is hilarious. I urge you to see him in the flesh before the inevitably stratospheric trajectory of his career at the BBC means he's lost to stand up.

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