Simon Munnery: The Wreath

‘I went to a funeral the other day. Caught the wreath…’ That’s what came to me, from the mysterious source of the inexplicable. Hear the story of the joke, the painting and what happened next.

British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and Chortle Award winner, SIMON MUNNERY brings to The Stand this August a brand new stand-up hour.

3-26 August (not 13) at The Stand, Edinburgh. 3.20pm Book Tickets

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Nina Conti, Shenoah Allen and John Kearns join Simon at the Underbelly Festival London

A night of stand-up and miscellany from the perennial innovator Simon Munnery. The multi award-winning alternative comedy legend offers up jokes, tales, poems and experiments – plus top guests NINA CONTI and SHENOAH ALLEN as MONKEY AND ROY and two-time Edinburgh Comedy Award winner JOHN KEARNS.

Munnery is a British Comedy Award nominee, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Chortle Award winner and Sony Radio Award winner.

20 June at The Underbelly Festival, Southbank, London. 9.15pm Book Tickets

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ON TOUR 2018

Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber

Click Here For Tour Dates and Tickets: Simon Munnery 2018 Tour

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Simon Munnery: Standing Still

Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. An opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.


JAN 27 | Junction, CAMBRIDGE - Book Tickets

FEB 2 | The Old Market, BRIGHTON - Book Tickets

FEB 23 | The Cookie, LEICESTER (Comedy Festival) - Book Tickets

MAR 12 | The Stand, NEWCASTLE - Book Tickets

MAR 13 | The Stand, GLASGOW - Book Tickets

MAR 16 | Norwich Arts Centre, NORWICH - Book Tickets

MAR 22-25 | Soho Theatre, LONDON - Book Tickets

MAR 30 | Royal Spa Centre, LEAMINGTON - Book Tickets

APR 27 | Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY - Book Tickets

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OCT 1 | Unity Theatre, LIVERPOOL - Book Tickets

OCT 6 | Red Rose Chain, IPSWICH - Book Tickets

OCT 8 | MAC, BIRMINGHAM - Book Tickets

OCT 14 | Arts Centre, COLCHESTER - Book Tickets

OCT 15 | Gorilla, MANCHESTER - Book Tickets

OCT 19 | Crucible Theatre, SHEFFIELD - Book Tickets

OCT 28 | Railway Inn, WINCHESTER - Book Tickets

OCT 30 | Hen and Chicken, BRISTOL - Book Tickets

NOV 4 | West End Centre, ALDERSHOT - Book Tickets

NOV 5 | The North Wall, OXFORD - Book Tickets

NOV 9 | 100 Club, LONDON - Book Tickets


Simon Munnery: Standing Still & 30 Not Out


Simon Munnery offers up a new stand-up show. An opening to die for, seven wry observations, a tone poem, four fresh skits and two new commandments.

4-29 August (not 15) at The Stand, Edinburgh. 4.00pm Book Tickets

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Munnery marks his 30th year of Fringe shows with an unmissable, one-off gala.

He’ll be joined by Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, Buckethead, The League Against Tedium and a plethora of friends and very, very special guests spanning the serial innovator’s three decades at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Only 22 August at The Famous Spiegeltent, Edinburgh. 6.45pm Book Tickets

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Weird cabaret. At the end of the day does it matter? Comedy pioneers Nina Conti and Simon Munnery at their playful best, plus oddball guests from across the Fringe.

12, 19 August at Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh. 11.00pm Book Tickets

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Simon Munnery: And Nothing But

Simon returns once again to what he does, being himself for an hour. He will consider The Absurdity of Houses, lament The Neo-Con Con, perform The New Can-Can, extol The Joy of Washing-Up and generally tell it like it is, was, and might be if we could but get our fingers out. All rise.

Feb 3 - Cambridge Junction Feb 4 - Norwich Arts Centre Feb 5 - The Old Market Brighton Feb 9 - The Cookie Leicester Feb 25 to Mar 5 - Soho Theatre London



Edinburgh Festival 2015

For this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe I am performing two shows:



A new stand-up show. 3.30pm at the Stand, every day. Book Tickets

Simon returns once again to what he does, being himself for an hour. He will consider The Absurdity of Houses, lament The Neo-Con Con, perform The New Can-Can, extol The Joy of Washing-Up and generally tell it like it is, was, and might be if we could but get our fingers out. All rise.



An evening show where I and guests make comedy into cinema. 7.40pm at The Hive, every day. Book Tickets

Comedy meets maverick cinema as Simon Munnery – 'one of the funniest, most original comedians of the past twenty years' (Guardian) – introduces the Fringe's finest, most daring comedians to a camera, projector and screen. Different special guests join Simon daily in this hit, monthly London night


Kierkegaard on tour, Fylm School residency

Simon will be touring Simon Munnery sings Soren Kierkegaard to selected venues across the UK in the Spring. Meanwhile, the monthly Soho Theatre residency for Fylm School continues from February until July.

Simon Munnery sings Soren Kierkegaard - Tour Dates:

FEBRUARY 11; The Old Market, BRIGHTON –  Book Tickets

FEBRUARY 12; LEICESTER –  Book Tickets

MARCH 7; Chapter Arts Centre, CARDIFF –  Book Tickets

MARCH 16; The Stand, GLASGOW –  Book Tickets

MARCH 17 to 22; Soho Theatre, LONDON –  Book Tickets

APRIL 6; The Stand, NEWCASTLE –  Book Tickets

APRIL 9; Norwich Arts Centre, NORWICH –  Book Tickets

MAY 3; Comedy Festival, MACHYNLLETH –  Book Tickets

MAY 7; Laughterhouse, LIVERPOOL –  Book Tickets

MAY 8; Gorilla, MANCHESTER –  Book Tickets

Fylm School - Soho Theatre:

APRIL 13 with guests Adam Buxton, Lolly Adefope, Mat Ewins –  SOLD OUT

MAY 18 with guests Kevin Eldon, Liam Williams –  Book Tickets

JUNE 22 with guests John Kearns, Sara Pascoe –  Book Tickets

JULY 20 with guests John Hegley, more TBA –  Book Tickets

Fylm Shool

Soho Theatre monthly residency

OCTOBER 27 - with Tim Key, Sam Fletcher
NOVEMBER 24 - with Nina Conti, Sam Simmons
DECEMBER 22 - with Rob Delaney, Josie Long

Soho Theatre, London Book Tickets


Munnery ventures to Scotland


FYLM SCHOOL 6.00, Assembly Rooms, Aug 4 ONLY Tickets


Touring 2014

Simon Munnery once more stabs at the void between dead film and live theatre, as his Fylm tour extends into 2014.

March 1; Chapter Arts Centre, CARDIFF – Book Tickets

March 11 to 22; Leicester Square Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets

March 23; The Stand, EDINBURGH – Book Tickets

March 24; The Stand, GLASGOW – Book Tickets

March 30; Tobacco Factory Theatre, BRISTOL – Book Tickets

April 8; The Stand, NEWCASTLE – Book Tickets

April 25; Hanger Farm Arts Centre, TOTTON – Book Tickets


Touring Aug 2013 to March 2014

Simon Munnery once more stabs at the void between dead film and live theatre, in his latest fylm-tastic national tour. A show of clever, thrilling comedy and visual sketches: all performed by Simon, amongst the audience, and projected live on screen.


August 1 to 26; The Stand, EDINBURGH – Book Tickets

October 3; The Kazimier, LIVERPOOL – Book Tickets

October 5; Marlowe Theatre, CANTERBURY – Book Tickets

October 13; Harrogate Theatre, HARROGATE – Book Tickets

October 14; The Library, LEEDS – Book Tickets

October 17; Phoenix Theatre, EXETER – Book Tickets

October 18; The Old Market, BRIGHTON – Book Tickets

October 22; Norwich Arts Centre, NORWICH – Book Tickets

November 2; West End Centre, ALDERSHOT – Book Tickets

November 4; Fruit Space, HULL – Book Tickets

November 15; MAC Arts, BIRMINGHAM – Book Tickets

November 23; The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYS – Book Tickets

March 11 to 22; Leicester Square Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets

Further dates throughout 2014 to be announced


DVD out now

The Fylm-Makker DVD is available now from GoFasterStripe

In these shows, Simon never appears on stage. Instead he sits in the audience behind a box of tricks that can display his face, the table or both. From here he contrives to make live films - or Fylms - which are projected on a big screen at the front of the theatre. What you see on the DVD is exactly what the audiences saw on their big screen.

Click here for the trailer: YouTube

Or see the show in London on June 8th at the Udderbelly


February 12 to March 3 2013

Experimenting with a tiny camera and big screen, Simon Munnery is Fylm-Makker. Presenting a beautiful mix of visual sketches, handcrafted animation, music and stand-up, all created and performed live on screen. This is “one of the most consistently original and imaginative minds in comedy” (The Guardian) at his most rewarding, enthralling and avant-garde best.

February 12; The Stand, NEWCASTLE – Book Tickets

February 13; The Black Box, BELFAST – Book Tickets

February 15; Chapter Arts, CARDIFF – Book Tickets

February 16; Curve Theatre, LEICESTER – Book Tickets

February 18; Glasgow Film Theatre, GLASGOW – On Sale Soon

February 20; The Old Market, BRIGHTON – Book Tickets

February 21; The North Wall, OXFORD – Book Tickets

Feb 22 to March 2; Leicester Sq Theatre, LONDON – Book Tickets

March 3; Tobacco Factory Theatre, BRISTOL – Book Tickets

La Concepta Opens In London

October 8 to 28

description Simon Munnery’s exclusive non-dining restaurant opens in the heart of London – just off Carnaby Street – for a limited time only. La Concepta offers eight non-diners at a time, all the rigmarole of haute cuisine without the shame of eating. Instead, presenting a varied three-course menu of conceptual dishes comprising plates of art, jokes, props, aphorisms, audio installations and choreographed dance.

La Concepta was televised on BBC2’s The Culture Show in August 2011 and scooped the Chortle Award for Best Innovation in Comedy in March 2012. It set up residence for much of April in Australia at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival before returning to the Edinburgh Festival in August this year for another sell-out run.

“The fringiest Fringe experience of the year” - The Guardian

“Delicious” ★★★★ - The Independent

“The most exclusive eatery in town” ★★★★ - Metro

October 8 to 28; Various times; Carnaby St, London W1



In Aid Of Arts Emergency

On August 21st, Simon Munnery is organising and hosting a benefit gig at the Edinburgh Festival. In aid of Arts Emergency Service, the evening will feature guests including:

Chloe Philip, Daniel Kitson, Silky, Tony Law, Phill Jupitus, Tara Flynn, Owen O'Neil, Richard Tyrone Jones, Josie Long, Piff the magic Dragon, Gareth Morinan, Marcus Birdman, Carl Donnelly, Richard Herring, Marcel Lucont, Simon Munnery and loads more.

August 21 - 8pm - The Jam House, 5 Queen St Edinburgh - MAP

Non-ticketed, charitable donations into the buckets welcomed.

Fringe Munnery

Fylm-Makker, La Concepta and Detours now on-sale

Tickets are now on-sale for Simon Munnery's three Edinburgh Festival Fringe shows:


Experimenting with a tiny camera and big screen, Simon Munnery presents a new show. Stand-up, monologues, sketches and fylms. As recently seen on BBC2's Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and heard on Radio 4's News Quiz. 'He’s nothing less than a genius' (Guardian). 'There are more brilliant ideas in one of Simon Munnery's shows than most comics will manage in a lifetime' (Times). 'A true original' (Scotsman).

The Stand, August 3 to 27 (not 13), 3.45pm


All the rigmarole of haute cuisine without the shame of eating. An exclusive non-dining restaurant experience for eight persons. Created by Simon Munnery. Chortle Innovation Award winner 2012. 'The fringiest Fringe experience of 2011' (Guardian). As seen on BBC2's The Culture Show. 'A delicious opportunity to enjoy a performance from a real pro, served directly to your table' (Independent).

La Concepta, Aug 4 to 25 (not 14) 12.10pm & 13.10pm


Part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2012. In this one-off performance, comedian Simon Munnery responds in his own particular way to the work of Ian Hamilton Finlay at Ingleby Gallery. Festival Detours is produced by Trigger and commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival.

Ingleby Gallery, August 14 only, 1pm


Chortle comedy awards 2012

Simon has been awarded the award for Innovation by the Chortle Comedy Awards for La Concepta, a pop-up restaurant for four diners with non-existent dishes waited on by Simon. The Guardian critic Brian Logan described La Concepta as the "fringiest Fringe experience of 2011". Simon is currently on tour in Australia.


Hats Off To The 101ers, And Other Material

Simon Munnery takes his new show, Hats Off To The 101ers, And Other Material, around the UK this Spring 2012. Its an extravagant mess of foaming bubble hats, superlative jokes, bad guitar riffs, delightful monologues, hand-made engineering feats and an overly ambitious one-man punk musical about the R101 airship of the 1930s. All performed with a plum. Or some other fruit.


January 11 to 14; Soho Theatre, LONDON – Tickets

January 25; Rondo Theatre, BATH – Tickets

January 26; Phoenix Theatre, EXETER – Tickets

January 27; Crucible Theatre, SHEFFIELD – Tickets

January 29; The Lowry, SALFORD QUAYS – Tickets

January 31; The Stand, NEWCASTLE – Tickets

February 4; Arts Depot, NORTH FINCHLEY – Tickets

February 5; The Picturehouse Basement, YORK – Tickets

February 6; The Hi-Fi Club, LEEDS – Tickets

February 10; Harlow Playhouse, HARLOW – Tickets

February 11; The North Wall Arts Centre, OXFORD – Tickets

February 12; Curve Theatre, LEICESTER – Tickets

February 14; Unity Theatre, LIVERPOOL – Tickets

February 15; Chapter Arts, CARDIFF – Tickets

February 16; The Old Market, BRIGHTON – Tickets

February 18; Colchester Arts Centre, COLCHESTER – Tickets

February 25; Kettering Arts Centre, KETTERING – Tickets

February 28; The Stand, EDINBURGH – Tickets

March 8; Black Box Arts, BELFAST – Tickets

March 9; Forest Arts Centre, NEW MILTON – Tickets

March 11; Glee Club, NOTTINGHAM – Tickets

March 18; Tobacco Factory Theatre, BRISTOL – Tickets

March 20; The Stand, GLASGOW – Tickets

March 21; Paisley Arts Centre, PAISLEY – On Sale Soon

March 22; West End Centre, ALDERSHOT – Tickets

March 23; Glee Club, BIRMINGHAM – Tickets


Mock The Strong

Pakistani flood benefit report

At the Banshee Labyrinth in Edinburgh over eleven nights, from Wednesday 18th August- Saturday 28th August 2010, I put on a series of cabarets which raised a total of £2033.45 for the disasters emergency committee Pakistan flood appeal. Many thanks to all those who attended and gave money, and to those who did not attend but gave money anyway. Less thanks to those who attended but gave nothing. And massive thanks to all the acts that performed: Ian Mcpherson, Mike Wozniak, Sean Hughes, Chloe Philip, Ed Byrne,Norman Lovett, Danny Bhoy, Stewart Lee, Andy Zaltzman, Kevin Eldon, Carl Barron, Tim Turnbull, Roy Hutchins, Carey Marx, Shazia Mirza, Hannah Gadsby, Stephen Carlin, New Art Club, Rob Rouse, Max Dickens, Miles Jupp, Paul Zenon, Mikelangelo, Paul Sinha, Tiffany Stephenson, Dag Soras, Zodiac, Tom Adams, John Hegley, Lara A King, Josie Long, Andrew Bird, Janey Godley, Jollie, Shappi Kohsandi, Mathew Hardy, Daniel Kitson, Steve Larkin, Pete The Temp, Lewis Schaffer, Tara Flynn, Carl Donnelly, Mike Hayley, Tim Wells, Gordon Southern, Arthur Smith, Phil Jupitus, Heathcote Williams for the poem, David Burns for publicity. Thanks also to PBH free fringe and Rich who's surname I forget – it was something beginning with M and Spanish sounding, apologies apologies ooh my brain, for running the room and performing.






Tickets on sale here for this years Edinburgh show Reviewed here: and here:

The Tunnel

there's a new documentary

abaat it..

Inter-national tour of Bedford

the story so far

Why Bedford? You ask. Why not? As Arnold Brown used to say. It’s civilised, cosmopolitan, and romantic. Oh no, that’s Paris. It’s local, that’s it, it’s near where I live. So I sent off thirty letters, to every venue I could think of, and got two replies, and in the end managed to book four gigs; The Pad, Lurke Street; The Shed, Castle Road; The George and Dragon, Mill Street; Bedford Rugby Club, Goldington Road. I put an advert in The Times and Citizen - the local free paper, though not to advertise in sadly, made some flyers and placed them in pubs and cafes around the town. And the result? Well the gigs all went well, thanks for asking. But apart from the first, at The Pad, which was an established comedy/indie disco night and full, numbers were low, not enough to reach critical mass. I know this from experience; if there aren’t enough people in, then word of mouth is not sufficient. And no matter how well a gig goes, there is an awkwardness to being part of a small audience; you may laugh all the way through but you wouldn’t recommend a friend to go to the next one, and even if you did how many friends have you got and would they all come? It’s worth noting Eugene Cheese of London’s long-running Chuckle Club will cancel if there’s less than thirty.


So now I am mentally regrouping… I’ve realised my flyer was rubbish, and also that I am terrible at flyering. I walked round Bedford in the rain with a handful of flyers but couldn’t bring myself to stop anyone and flyer them. Likewise sticking them through letterboxes; I don’t like things being stuck through my letterbox so I couldn’t do it to someone else. But I haven’t given up. I’ve applied to the council to set up a market stall. I’m planning to do two pieces of street art in the town, and I shall book another gig and make a better flyer for it. Bedford has so far remained indifferent to me, but I am indifferent to Bedford’s indifference. Thus I win. More news later.

Simon at CERN

...checking it out with Dr Cox's

Also known by his stagenames of Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium, Simon Munnery is a comedy writer and experimental standup comedian.The Observer newspaper called Simon, ‘One of the most original and talented comedians in the country’. He’s recently released two DVDs of his work and one of his songs, Grey Clouds – a take-off of The Orb’s Little Fluffy Clouds- was featured on Annie Nightengale’s CD Y4K.

Hooray for CERN

Kevin Eldon will be recognised from comedy projects such as Brass Eye, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Spaced, Big Train, Fist of Fun and Hyperdrive, and appeared as Sergeant Tony Fisher in Hot Fuzz alongside Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. He also appeared in Simon’s surreal comedy series Attention Scum. Have a look.

Brian Cox invited them out to Geneva for a tour of CERN and they proved to be extremely informed and interested in physics and the work being done at CERN. And, it goes without saying, they were very funny, too.



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