Simon Emanuel 


Simon Emanuel is a Welsh stand up comic, TV presenter and radio personality, an established pro on the British comedy scene, performing live across the UK and Europe. Since debuting back in 2008 he has worked with some of the biggest names on the comedy circuit and appeared 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 with audiences everywhere. His international appeal has been proven by Simon having completed a ten-month stint as the house MC for The Oslo Comedy Clubs in Norway, during which time he performed regularly across 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, and went on to appear on Rhod Gilbert's BBC Wales Radio show as well as being selected to support Alan Davies on the final day of Cardiff Comedy Gala at the prestigious Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff.


Turning his hand to radio, from 2015 to 2018 Simon appeared as a regular guest on BBC Radio Wales's "The Jamie Owen show" offering his unique views on that weeks news and current affairs. Finally making the leap to TV in 2016 where, after several successful guest appearances, Simon became a regular writer and presenter for the sky channel "Made in Cardiff" working on a weekly show "Bad Press" with fellow comic Ignacio Lopez. Emanuel & Lopez have since teamed up 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. Nowadays, in addition to performing Simon has joined forces with fellow comic, Steffan Alun to curate, promote and MC Stone Circle Comedy, bringing top-level pro-comedy nights to venues across South Wales. 

Reviews & Testimonials...

"Bags of energy and an even larger sack of ideas" - Russell Kane 


"A funny man who has absolutely ruined my life" - Paul Foot 


"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

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MCing at The Merthyr Comedy Festival 2022

BBC Wales 'Stand-Up Sesh' - 2020 

Additional clips:

Hot Water Comedy Club clip here

Another Hot Water Comedy Club clip here

And this is another one for you here

Find Simon's YouTube channel here

Promoters - If required, longer clips including Simon's latest club 20 are available on request by emailing us here

  • 2010 Escape From The Land Of The Sheep (With Phil Cooper & Geraint Evans) - Edinburgh Fringe Festival

  • 2013 & 2014 International Sheep (With Ignacio Lopez) - Oslo, Barcelona, Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Neath Comedy Festival



Competitions & Accolades:

  • Comedy Callback Finalist (Jongleurs) 2009

  • The Loaded Laftas Finalist (Loaded Magazine) 2010 

  • Welsh Unsigned Stand Up of the year 2013

  • Named one of Wales online's 'Top Welsh comics to keep your eye on at the fringe' 2014