I'm a writer, comedian, musician and academic.
For music please go to www.simonhardemanmusic.com
I'm a specialist arts journalist with credits in many publications, including The Independent, The Times, The Mirror, Time Out and Bike. I created and co-wrote the popular weekly Beginners' Guide column in The Times (it lives on at www.thebeginners.net). I have also written regular columns about the environment (I created the first national daily column on green issues), technology, and space. I created and scripted ITV Teletext's daily kids' cartoon strip, where I was an editor. I've also edited several magazines, print and digital.
TV & RADIO
I've been a regular on The Wright Stuff, and appeared on Channel 5 News, Breakfast, Sky News, The Lorraine Kelly Show, Simon Fanshawe Show, Richard Littlejohn Show, and presented Stand-Up Live, as well as presenting my own science strand on both BBC and commercial radio.
I lecture at the University of Greenwich, where I teach on the Creative Writing programme and lead the university's journalism courses.
I've penned countless jokes and sketches for radio and TV (eg Rory Bremner), and I wrote the play Death of a Comedian. I've been a stand-up and impro comedian. I have run sketch and impro performance groups. I created and co-write The Beginners' Guide.
I write and perform (see www.simonhardemanmusic.com). My most recent band Mercury Heart’s debut album Heart Attack: Live at Oslo is available on iTunes and Spotify, and as on physical CD at www.mercuryheart.com. My most recent solo release is Tell the Truth (iTunes, Spotify).