I'm a writer, comedian, musician and academic

For music please go to simonhardemanmusic.com and for comedy to inshoremadman.com

JOURNALISM

I'm a specialist arts journalist with credits in many publications, including The Independent, the iThe TimesThe MirrorTime 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 and reported on the environment - I created the first national daily environment column), technology, and space. I created and scripted ITV Teletext's daily kids' cartoon strip. I've edited several magazines, in print and digital. 

TV & RADIO

I was a regular panellist on ITV's The Wright Stuff and have 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.

ACADEMIA

I lecture at the University of Greenwich, where I’m a Senior Lecturer on the Creative Writing programme and lead the university's journalism courses as well as lecturing in creative writing.

COMEDY

My latest show is the audio sitcom Hancock’s Half House, which I co-created, wrote, and performed for Inshore Madman Productions. I’ve penned countless jokes and sketches for radio and TV, 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-wrote The Times hit column The Beginners' Guide.

MUSIC

See www.simonhardemanmusic.com. Nights Under the Moon is my latest release. My last band Mercury Heart’s debut album Heart Attack: Live at Oslo is available on iTunes and Spotify. My first solo release is Tell the Truth (iTunesSpotify). I have also written music for West End theatre musicals. See www.simonhardemanmusic.com