Alan Davies Tour Support, Welsh Unsigned Stand-Up Award winner & BBC Wales regular – Simon Emanuel is a Welsh stand-up comic, TV presenter and radio personalty working live all over the UK and Europe. 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 Simon made it to two competition finals with Jongleurs and The Loaded Laftas. Then in 2012 after a successful Edinburgh Fringe run he moved his comedy stylings to Norway where he was resident 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 Channel 4, Simon started writing and presenting for Sky – Made in Cardiff working 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.