Simon Evans

Simon Evans is a comedian. His recent BBC Radio 4 series Simon Evans Goes to Market is available on BBC Sounds @TheSimonEvans

Demands for the channel to be silenced amount to snobbery and opportunism

The controversial author’s work is filled not just with anger but with autumnal regret

In praise of Douglas Adams, a comedy legend

Cancel culture is often midges biting giants

A backstage look at stand-up comedy

Against the sterility of safetyism

His pessimism about Britain proved untrue — and its own kind of comforting fantasy

Statistics are an essentially alien language that humans did not evolve to recognise or understand