The comedian has made the headlines again with a stunt involving outgoing Fifa president Sepp Blatter
Comedian Lee Nelson – whose real name is Simon Brodkin – has claimed another high-profile scalp.
After storming the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury during Kanye West’s headline performance last month, Brodkin today (July 20) disrupted Fifa president Sepp Blatter’s press conference, throwing a bundle of money at the 79-year-old and shouting “Sepp, this is for North Korea in 2026”.
The comedian managed to infiltrate the press conference, which was being held to announce reforms planned to world football’s governing body, and a date for the presidential election.
Nelson stepped forward to the dais where Blatter was sitting and tried to present him with a wad of banknotes. He then said: “Sepp, this is for North Korea in 2026” before Blatter summoned security guards to intervene.
As Nelson was being led away, he threw the notes in the air, which fell around a visibly furious Blatter. Nelson then issued a parting shot at Blatter, saying: “Cheers, Sepp – it’s all there”.
The press conference was delayed by around 10 minutes as organisers cleaned up the notes.
So, who is Lee Nelson?
Real name: Simon Brodkin
Awards: The Writers’ Guild Award for Best Newcomer (2006)
Television appearances: From Baghdad to Balham (Channel 4); Al Murray’s Multiple Personality Disorder (ITV); Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show (BBC Three); Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV); Live at the Apollo (BBC One); Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People (BBC Three)