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 IndependentThe 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. 


I've been a regular on The Wright Stuff, and appeared on Channel 5 NewsBreakfastSky NewsThe Lorraine Kelly ShowSimon Fanshawe ShowRichard 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 last 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 (iTunesSpotify).

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