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Comedy, Sat 3 Dec 2016

Simon Evans: In The Money

Simon Evans: In The Money


Church Street,
Lyme Regis,


Simon Evans is tackling economics, and Funny Money is no longer the preserve of the Scots….

Having recently immersed himself in economics like a pig immersing itself in organic cleansing elements, Simon Evans hits the road this Autumn to share his hard-won insights to the world of money. Writer and presenter of BBC Radio 4’s comedonomics (economedy? jokenomics?) show Simon Evans Goes to Market, Evans has unpicked why the French don't want to own their own home (sex, obvs), why mass spectrometers reveal Americans to be literally made of corn, and why Alco-Synth – all the effects of alcohol but with an effective and immediate antidote - is not likely to be appearing at a wine bar near you in the near future, despite having been invented years ago.

In his nationwide tour Evans demonstrates once and for all that Money Makes the World go Round – whereas Love is at best an up-market organic lubricant. And that you can either get to grips with it or forever be its bitch. It is the first live comedy show that offers you your money back, not only in the event of disappointment, but definitely, for sure, in the form of dividends from your amazing new portfolio of investments.

It includes at least two previously unseen metaphors for Greece, an argument as to why you should always back DEATH in as pure a market play as possible and several exciting new variations on Full Spectrum Xenophobia. There are also some unpopular observations about nursing.

Of course, the whole thing swiftly deteriorates as always into a heartfelt rant about his children but these are at least the lofty aspirations he starts with this time.

As Bill Clinton said - 'It's the Economy, Stupid!' Though he also said, 'For Christ's sake Monica, I'll never get it to light now.' [and/or Blair phone call]. So what does he know?

Simon is well known to the British comedy-going public from TV, as a regular on BBC Radio 4, and with his very popular Twitter account @TheSimonEvans. The hugely successful, critically acclaimed radio show Simon Evans Goes To Market returns this summer with a third series returning to Radio 4 where Simon is a regular guest on The News Quiz, The Unbelievable Truth, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive and many more. He anchored and co-wrote seven series of the news satire The Way It Is. He has appeared on numerous TV shows including C4’s Stand Up For The Week, BBC’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice: You’re Fired! and Mock the Week. He is also a prolific writer for radio and TV, his credits include: Not Going Out (BBC1) and 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) amongst many others. He appeared on University Challenge: The Professionals in 2007 and won Celebrity Mastermind in 2012; his specialist subject was Ernest Shackleton.

Hugely popular at the Edinburgh festival, on his own live tours, in comedy clubs and on the after-dinner and corporate circuit, Evans excels in routines that are adult in the best sense of the word, prompting reviewers to describe him as “Demonically dry” (Dominic Maxwell, Metro) and “Sublime” (William Cook, The Guardian).

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Dates Times
Sat 3 Dec 2016 20:00


All Tickets £14
Age Suitability 14+



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Map reference: ND 343213  Lat: 50.72512 Long: -2.93145

By Bus

Regular bus services run from Axminster (for rail connections), Exeter and Weymouth. For up-to-date timetable information visit or call 0871 200 22 33.

By Rail?

London Waterloo to Exeter St Davids, services call at Axminster (for Lyme Regis). Then take a bus connection to Lyme Regis.

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From the north and the west: Leave the M5 at Junction 25 and follow the signs for Honiton. From Honiton, take the A35 towards Dorchester and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

From the east: From the M3 take the M27 to Ringwood and then the A31 on to Dorchester. From Dorchester take the A35 towards Honiton and follow the signs to Lyme Regis.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Axminster station


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