About the Show

"Simon Amstell: Do Nothing," is the first special from a stand-out British comedian Simon Amstell, who is unusual among stand-ups; sensitive, vulnerable, yet bitingly funny and peculiarly wise. His recent acclaimed residency in New York played to sell-out audiences, and The New York Times compared him to "a young Woody Allen." This live comedy special, recorded in 2010 at Vicar Street, Dublin, captures Simon at his intimate, painfully honest best. Pin point timing... highly literate and charming... an endearing mixture of offhand candor and sharp wit. "Simon Amstell: Do Nothing" premieres Saturday, October 6, 11/10c as part of the Ministry of Laughs.

Simon Amstell is a British comedian, writer and actor whose dark humor and acerbic wit have made him a household name in the UK.

Simon's recent run of performances of his new stand-up show Numb was a sell-out at New York's Theater 80, following a successful UK tour and appearances at the Edinburgh Festival, and the Sydney and Melbourne Comedy Festivals. Numb has been recorded as an intimate live special for future broadcast by the BBC.

Simon currently lives in North London. He was born and raised in Essex, and began performing stand-up in his teens, going on to become the youngest ever finalist of the BBC New Comedy Awards.