Simon Emanuel

Simon Emanuel is a Welsh stand up comic, TV presenter and radio personalty who is working live all over the UK and Europe
Starting in 2008 he has had a successful live career working with some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit and appearing at most of the top clubs nationally and internationally.

His manic energy, quick wit, far flung Observations and abstract delivery of ridiculous punch lines make him a firm favourite wherever he goes.

Early on his comedy Career as a new act Simon made it to two competition finals with Comedy Callback (Jongleurs) 2009 and The Loaded Laftas (Loaded Magazine) 2010. Then in 2012 after a successful fringe festival he moved his comedy stylings to Norway to be part of the English speaking comedy scene where he was the house MC for The Oslo Comedy Clubs for a ten month period, During this time he moved regularly around the Scandinavian comedy scene doing live work in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.


Upon his return to the UK in 2013 Simon was awarded the Welsh Unsigned Stand Up of the year award, He then went on to appear on Rhodd Gilberts BBC Wales Radio show and was selected to support Alan Davies on the final day of Cardiff Comedy Gala at the prestigious Cardiff Millennium centre.


In 2014 Simon was named on the Wales Online list of “Top welsh comics to keep your eye on at the fringe” and from 2015 to 2018 he was a regular guest on BBC Radio Wales’s “The Jamie Owen show” where he offered his unique views on weeks news and current affairs.


In 2016 after a few guest spots for the Channel Simon started writing and presenting for the sky channel “Made in Cardiff” working on a weekly show “Bad Press” with fellow comic Ignacio Lopez, They have also worked closely on other programmes including the entertainment show “The Lowdown” and the live comedy show “Live at the Glee”.
In 2017 he was selected as support for Tom Green’s European tour at the Glee Club Cardiff and since January 2018 Simon has been one of the main writers and stars of the BBC Sesh online content.


2020 saw Simon make his TV stand up debut with the BBC’s “Stand up for Sesh”

Simon Emanuel previous Experience

Club Work

Off the Kerb
Riproar Bristol
Jongluers Cardiff
Jongluers Portsmouth
Jongluers Birmingham
The Oslo comedy club
The Glee Club Cardiff
The Glee Club Birmingham
The Gottenburgh Comedy club
The Comedy Station Blackpool
Last Minute Comedy Clubs
Dattera til hagen Oslo
The Copenhagen comedy club
Comedy 42
Last minute comedy clubs.

Corporate Work

Myspace Norway and Sweden 
Specific Media Norway 
The Hilton Hotel Swindon

Theatre gigs

Support to Alan Davies at the (Cardiff Millenium Centre)  Stand up in the Land of the Sheep DVD Recording (Neath Little theatre)  Comedy and Cwthes (The Dylan Thomas Theatre)

TV & Radio

The Lowdown – Made TV
Questionable – Made TV
Bad Press – Made TV
Live at the Glee – Made TV
BBC Radio Wales – Guest on the Rhod Gilbert show 
BBC Radio Wales – Jamie Owen show 
Cardiff Radio – MASA comedian.
BBC Sesh
BBC Stand up for Sesh


“Hilariously inappropriate” – Buzz Mag


“One man comedy scene” – Wales online


“A Welsh bundle of charm, Simon turns the problems he encounters in life into a unique brand of observational comedy with brilliant delivery. Simon is summed up in one word “hilarious” – Comedy Callback.