The critically acclaimed show in which Simon Evans sets himself the challenge of making economics funny returns to BBC Radio 4 this week.

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Simon is well known to the British comedy-going public from TV shows such as Live at the Apollo and Stand Up for the Week, and as a regular on BBC Radio 4, where his own hugely successful, acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns for a fourth series in Spring 2018. A funny, incisive and informed look at the economics behind, well, everything – this is a great showcase for Simon’s talents, as are his regular appearances on various panel games, most notably R4’s legendary The News Quiz.

Simon also makes regular contributions in a slightly more serious vein, as a regular guest on current affairs TV shows (most recently Andrew Neil’s This Week, BBC One) and on live radio, eg Radio Five’s Afternoon Edition. He was also part of the comedians’ team on University Challenge: The Professionals (BBC Two) – narrowly beaten by eventual series winners the Ministry of Justice! – and has won Celebrity Mastermind (BBC One): his specialist subject was Ernest Shackleton.

Hugely popular at the Edinburgh festival – where he has performed brand new shows five times in the last eight years alone – on his own subsequent live tours, in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word. He is particularly sought after by audiences wanting an angle subtly distinct from the knee jerk, left wing / liberal take on the world so prevalent in the comedy world.

Described as ‘demonically dry’ (Dominic Maxwell, Metro) and ‘sublime’ (William Cook, The Guardian), Simon is a firm favourite on the sports and fundraising after-dinner speaking circuit and at corporate events. He performs regularly for charity organisations such as the Variety Club and the Lords Taverners. His style of comedy, his ability to perform an entirely clean set without compromising on the laughs (but also to ‘strengthen’ the language when appropriate, without descending into vulgarity) and his relative maturity and reference points have made him a great hit with audiences of all ages.

He is also in demand as a writer, having delivered quality material for both sit coms and panel game formats, including a long running contribution to Lee Mack’s BBC sit com Not Going Out.

Catch up on his very popular Twitter account @TheSimonEvans