Following a complete sellout and critical acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival, Simon Evans takes his latest live show, Genius to venues up and down the UK throughout 2018, including Richmond Georgian Theatre Royal.

What is Genius? Beethoven? Einstein? The Spork? Is it a high IQ? A ruthless disregard for convention? Any ploy used successfully to carry a third pint glass without spilling it?

Few of these questions will be adequately answered but all will at the least be squinted at, quizzically, in this, Evans’ eighth solo Edinburgh show. With reflections on the nature of intelligence, the possibility of original thought, the struggle to find the authentic self, and Octopuses, Evans will expose the brain to itself as only a grubby mirror in a seedy bedsit of the imagination can.

Evans is a familiar face to fans of TV stand up with highly acclaimed appearances on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, the Edinburgh Gala shows and various other such shows.

Simon is a regular on Radio 4, with three series of his own show Goes To Market already broadcast and two more in the pipeline. He makes regular appearances on The News Quiz and anchored and wrote seven series of the news satire The Way It Is.