Kanye West’s Glastonbury stage invader gets own TV show

Simon Brodkin has also caused trouble for Sepp Blatter and Volkswagen

Simon Brodkin, the comedian behind BBC3 comedy character Lee Nelson, will star in his own TV show later this year.

Brodkin will appear in Serial Mischief on Channel 4’s online strand All 4, reports Digital Spy. The show will involve his trademark brand of stunts and pranks that this week saw him pose as a mechanic and invade a presentation in Geneva by Volkswagen this week.

Poking fun at the German car company’s emissions scandal of 2015, when it was revealed that VW cars sold in America had been fitted with detect when they were being tested and artificially improve results, Brodkin looked under a car and told chief executive Matthias Müller that everything was “okay as long as no-one finds out about it” in a German accent.


Brodkin’s other pranks include throwing wads of cash at disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter at a press conference last year, trying to get on the England football team’s bus and invading a Manchester City training session.

Appearing as Lee Nelson, whose Well Good Show ran for three series on BBC3, Brodkin also appeared on stage as an uninvited guest during Kanye West’s Glastonbury headline set last year.

Speaking to NME after the stage invasion, Nelson said he was initially turned away before he managed to get onstage with an Argos microphone.

There is no current date for when Serial Mischief will be available to watch.

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