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Simon Brodkin, whose prankster character Lee Nelson handed Theresa May a P45 at the Conservative conference, to perform in Canterbury and Margate

PUBLISHED: 12:55 05 October 2017

Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson confronts Prime Minister Theresa May during her keynote speech. Photo:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Comedian Simon Brodkin, also known as Lee Nelson confronts Prime Minister Theresa May during her keynote speech. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The comic visits the Gulbenkian and Theatre Royal on October 15 and November 25 respectively

The prankster who handed Theresa May a P45 at the Conservative Party conference in Manchester this week is set to play two gigs at Kent venues before the end of the year.

Comic Lee Nelson, real name Simon Brodkin, joked that foreign secretary Boris Johnson had asked him to perform the stunt during the prime minister’s keynote speech.

Amid frantic scenes, Nelson was bundled out of the conference hall and through the exhibition stands by security staff at the Manchester Central venue.

The prank raised security questions, with a senior Tory suggesting the perpetrator could have been a terrorist, however it emerged that Nelson had legitimate accreditation which granted him access to the conference site.

The comic was released shortly after being held by police on Wednesday and is now preparing for the rest of his live stand up tour, which includes performances in Canterbury and Margate.

He appears at the Gulbenkian Theatre on October 15 and at the Theatre Royal on November 25, with tickets still available for both shows.

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