|Simon Amstell Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||November 29, 1979|
Simon Amstell is an English comedian, writer, TV presenter, and director who has performed stand-up comedy tours and live performances across the world. He had started his career by co-presenting the entertainment-based program Popworld (2000-2006) which went on to attain cult status for his antics. Simon then began hosting the comedy panel game show, in October 2006, Never Mind the Buzzcocks which he left in 2009 to focus more on stand-up comedy. He has also written and directed the 2017 mockumentary Carnage and a comedy-drama film titled Benjamin (2018). In 2016, he had hosted the Evening Standard British Film Awards. In September 2017, his first book titled Help, a collection of stand-up scripts and related stories was published.
Simon Marc Amstell
Gants Hill, Ilford, London, England, United Kingdom
London, England, United Kingdom
Simon had attended the Beal High School in Ilford, London. He had created Radio XL in 1995 which became a big part of the school’s tradition in the subsequent years.
Comedian, Writer, TV Presenter, Director
- Father – David Amstell
- Mother – Tina Amstell (née Leventhal)
- Siblings – He has 3 younger siblings.
- Others – He has 3 half-sisters.
He is represented by KBJ Management, Boutique Artist Management Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Simon has dated –
- Milan Neil Amin-Smith (2012-2013) – Rumor
Race / Ethnicity
He is of British descent.
He often tends to dye his hair blonde.
- Slender frame
- Disheveled, curly hair
- Clean-shaven look
- Boyish face
- A dark, quirky sense of humor
Simon Amstell Facts
- Simon’s parents got divorced when he was a teenager, in the early 1990s, and he has often stated that his parent’s divorce along with the fact that he was circumcised at birth were the 2 events that have chiefly influenced his career as a stand-up comic.
- In 1994, he had appeared in an episode of Family Catchphrase, a game show, where he performed magic tricks in front of the show’s host Andrew O’Connor, who was a magician himself. He won a TV set and a video recorder for his act.
- He was featured in the English pop-rock band McFly‘s music video for the song titled All About You. The song was chosen as the official single of the 2005 edition of the annual Comic Relief charity.
- For his work, as a host, on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, he won the ‘Best Entertainment Performance’ at the 2006 Royal Television Society Awards and the ‘Best Comedy Entertainment Personality’ at the 2007 British Comedy Awards. His hosting of the show is also widely recognized as the reason behind it getting named as the 36th-best TV show of the decade by The Times newspaper.
- He had provided voice work for the 2015 exploration-based video game Dr. Langeskov, The Tiger, and The Terribly Cursed Emerald: A Whirlwind Heist.
- He is a vegan and a teetotaler.
- He has a pet cat named Moses.
Featured Image by Simon Amstell / Instagram