In 2019, Evans adapted to unexpected personal revelations of a quite extraordinary nature, and used them to re-examine his entire 23-year career in comedy to date. And in so doing he has, "exceeded what seemed to be his full potential."
Simon's stage show has seen a loyal fan base who greatly appreciate his intelligent and independent scrutiny of the modern world.
His tongue-in-cheek, often rueful attachment to traditionalism, and his scepticism towards the claimed achievements of progressive politics and modernist aesthetics, have set him apart from many of his contemporaries.
The Work of the Devil
was first performed as Dressing for Dinner
at the Edinburgh Festival in 2019 and garnered some of the best reviews of his long career.
It sees Evans's trademark critical glint balanced by an unusually personal, even revelatory tale that has given his comedy an unexpected depth—without sacrificing one single bark of laughter.
As well as making him a firm favourite on the usual platforms – Live at the Apollo, the Edinburgh Festival and the corporate circuit in particular – these qualities allow him to provide much-needed latitude and offer a diversity of views on TV and radio programmes, from BBC One"s Question Time to Radio 4"s The News Quiz.
He has also written and presented five series of the groundbreaking economics/comedy hybrid Simon Evans Goes to Market, also for Radio 4.
Simon Evans's The Work of the Devil arrives at the Chequer Mead Theatre, East Grinstead, on 10th September 2022. CLICK HERE for tickets.