In 2018, Simon’s late father performed a one man show about his imminent death to cancer. Now, alongside his Dad, Simon performs the greatest dead dad fringe show literally ever seen.
Fringe First winner Chris Larner (An Instinct For Kindness, BBC Radio 4) directs this profoundly talked about theatrical event combining stand up, songs and raw talent.
‘An affecting hour, fully aware of the “dead dad” fringe show cliche, balancing poignancy
with soul-searching humour’ – The Guardian
★★★★ ‘Funny & heartbreaking’ – Queer Guru
★★★★ ‘A cathartic experience’ – Broadway Baby
★★★★ ‘Brutally honest & life-affirming’ – The Reviews Hub
★★★★ ‘Moving, funny, enlightening’ – London Theatre 1
★★★★ ‘Clever, tongue-in-cheek yet no less poignant’ – Within Her Words
Simon David (@simongayvid) has over 5 million views on Instagram/TikTok. His most recent hour ‘White Gay’ won the Otherplace/Balkan Brighton Fringe Award 2021 and was recommended by the British Comedy Guide at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022. Simon competed as a finalist in the Musical Comedy Awards 2022 & 2021 and was shortlisted for New Act of The Year 2022 - which means he lost every time.
Simon is also the proud founder and host of Straight Comedian of the Year, a monthly competition platforming heterosexual talent at East London Queer Utopia The Glory.
“A hoot” - The Guardian
“A star” (Fest Magazine)
“A queen” (Broadway Baby)
“Hilarious” (British Theatre)
“Multi-talented” (QX Magazine)
“Mesmerising” (Wee Review)
“Funny as f*ck” (Mumble Comedy)
“A natural comedy all rounder” (British Comedy Guide)