Boston, MA- Simon Amstell is coming to The Wilbur Theatre on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 9:45 PM

Simon Amstell is an award-winning British comedian, writer and actor whose dark humor and acerbic wit have made him a household name in the UK.

His self-revelatory style of stand-up comedy, glimmering with intelligence and angst, has been described by The (London) Sunday Times as “as close as you can get to a man emotionally and philosophically disemboweling himself on stage”; while his recent shows in New York led to The New York Times comparing him to “a young Woody Allen.”

Simon premiered his new stand up show, Numb, as an intimate live special on the BBC on December 31, 2012.  Following a successful UK theater tour and appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, and the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals, Simon’s US premiere of Numb played to rave reviews in a sold-out five week run in New York City.  In November Simon returned to the US touring Numb to theaters in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York City.

His previous stand up show, Do Nothing, played to audiences throughout the UK and at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2010, was recorded in Dublin and later broadcast by the BBC.  Do Nothing premiered on BBC America on October 6, 2012, giving US audiences the chance to discover Simon’s unique style, which delves deep into the discomfort zone of romantic and family difficulties.

Simon’s award-winning comedy series, Grandma’s House, co-written with long-term collaborator Dan Swimer, returned to BBC2 for a second season in spring 2012, garnering ecstatic reviews.  In the series, Simon plays a version of himself  – the host of a massively popular entertainment show who has given it all up to pursue a more serious acting career, only to  find himself living at home in the suburbs with his dysfunctional family.

Simon himself made a similar career move when he gave up his role as host of the BBC’s enduring popular comedy panel show, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, in 2009 after four seasons, during which time he graduated from cult hero to mainstream success.

Simon currently lives in North London. He was born and raised in Essex, and began performing stand-up in his teens, going on to become the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards.

He started his TV career on Nickelodeon in 1998, until he was fired for making pop stars uncomfortable. He soon found his niche as the co-host of the Channel 4 show, Popworld, where ironically he gained a huge following for his groundbreaking work in making pop stars uncomfortable.

Simon has won an RTS Award as well as a Broadcast Award, two British Comedy Awards and has been nominated for a BAFTA.


Bill Blumenreich presents Simon Amstell

Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 9:45 PM

The Wilbur is located at 246 Tremont Street in Boston’s Historic Theatre District

Tickets: $25

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