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Lee Nelson extends tour to cover legal fees for stunt

The UK's greatest hoaxer is playing 30 more UK shows to cover Theresa May P45 stunt.

Lee Nelson is known for sneaking into loads of places where he’s not wanted – but when it comes to performing comedy on stage, he’s definitely in huge demand.

Nelson’s latest live stand-up tour, Serious Joker, has been a smash hit throughout 2017. 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”.

So, for the second and final time, Nelson has decided to stretch his run. He’s announced the addition of 30 new dates in May and June 2018.

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.

Here’s are those new 2018 dates to cover legal fees for the Theresa May stunt:

2 May 2018 – The Cresset, Peterborough
3 May 2018 – The Glee, Cardiff
9 May 2018 – Redditch Palace Theatre
11 May 2018 –  Leeds City Varieties
12 May 2018 – Monmouth Savoy
16 May 2018 – Birmingham Old Rep
17 May 2018 – Broxbourne Civic, Herts
18 May 2018 – Stamford Corn Exchange
21 May 2018 – Gorden Craig Theatre, Stevenage
24 May 2018 – The Lights, Andover
25 May 2018 – Evesham Arts Centre
27 May 2018 – The Alban Arena, St Albans
28 May 2018 – Viva Blackpool
7 June 2018 – The Brewhouse, Taunton
8 June 2018 – Weymouth Pavillion
9 June 2018 – Radlett Centre
14 June 2018 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
15 June 2018 – Hertford Theatre
16 June 2018 – Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay
21 June 2018 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
22 June 2018 – The Kenton Theatre, Henley
23 June 2018 – Theatre Royal, Margate
27 June 2018 – Mansfield Palace Theatre
28 June 2018 – Great Yarmouth, Britannia Pier
29 June 2018 – The Harlington, Fleet
30 June 2018 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe

Get tickets to see Lee Nelson in our presale which opens at 10:00 on Thursday 25 January 2018. Tickets go on general sale at 10:00 on Friday 25 January 2018. You can access both by heading over to Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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