Lee Nelson

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Simon Brodkin review – the private life of prankster Lee Nelson
In his first gig as ‘himself’, the comic best known as a cheeky-chappy explores male emotional inarticulacy and antisemitism

Brian Logan

03, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Simon Brodkin: ‘I ate some off tuna and ended up in an ambulance’
The prankster character comic behind Lee Nelson dishes the dirt on the things that make him laugh the most

Rachel Aroesti

11, Aug, 2017 @12:00 PM

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Is comedy infectious to doctors?
A white coat is often a sign of funny bones, as periodic outbreaks of medically trained comedians demonstrate

Brian Logan

08, Feb, 2017 @4:12 PM

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Prankster in chief: why I threw swastika golfballs at Donald Trump
He stage-invaded Kanye, gave Blatter a cash shower, and got cuffed for riling Trump. As Simon Brodkin gets his own TV show, he reveals why Scottish police are the best – and Swiss officers the worst

Stuart Jeffries

01, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Channel 4 to run week of programmes on fake news
The programmes, including documentaries, news investigations and panel shows, are scheduled for February

Jasper Jackson

19, Jan, 2017 @11:53 AM

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Masai Graham's organ donor gag is Edinburgh fringe's funniest joke
Award goes to care worker who says winning gag isn’t his best – ‘only clean ones get on the list’ – but he’s not complaining

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

22, Aug, 2016 @11:01 PM

Readers suggest the 10 best stage invasions
Last week we brought you our 10 best stage invasions. Here, we present your thoughts on the gatecrashers who should have made the list

Linsey McFadden

25, Feb, 2016 @1:33 PM

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The 10 best stage invasions
Rather than spoiling an event, a stage invader can often make it truly historic. Here are 10 of the most memorable

Michael Hogan

19, Feb, 2016 @12:00 PM

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The comedy trends of 2015: nostalgia, oversharing and new-school mimes
From newfound political awareness to the resurgence of mime, 2015’s comedy landscape was bumpy but invigorating

Brian Logan

21, Dec, 2015 @12:25 PM

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Should Dapper Laughs be forgiven?
The lad’s comic Daniel O’Reilly killed his on-stage persona after a sexism storm last year. But Dapper Laughs says he’s changed. So can he prove he’s a feminist – or even funny?

Brian Logan

23, Nov, 2015 @6:02 PM

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Comedian Simon Brodkin charged by police over Sepp Blatter cash stunt
Swiss authorities have announced that comedian Simon Brodkin will be charged after he interrupted a Fifa press conference on Monday

Daniel Smith

22, Jul, 2015 @3:27 PM

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Glastonbury 2015: Sunday daytime as it happened – Lionel Richie, Patti Smith and the Dalai Lama
Did the sun come back for a brief Sunday moment? Patti Smith didn’t need the Dalai Lama on stage to earn five stars, Lionel Richie warms everyone up, and Paloma Faith hits Instagram bigtime

Caspar Llewellyn Smith, Pamela Hutchinson and Gwilym Mumford

30, Jun, 2015 @9:11 AM

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