PERENNIAL prankster Simon Brodkin brings his outrageous comedy to Clacton's Princes Theatre next week.

The hoaxer has targeted some of the world's most controversial names, including Donald Trump, rapper Kanye West at Glastonbury, Simon Cowell and disgraced FIFA president Sepp Blatter - showering him with banknotes at the organisation’s Swiss headquarters.

He even joined the England World Cup squad at Luton Airport as they flew out to Brazil, and duped reporters into thinking he was signing for QPR in Sky Sports’ transfer deadline day coverage.

Now Brodkin is back on tour as his alter ego Lee Nelson in brand new stand-up show Serious Joker.

On TV he wrote and starred in Lee Nelson’s Well Good Show and Lee Nelson’s Well Funny People on BBC Three, and has has hosted and appeared as a guest on Live at the Apollo.

He has also performed on shows including Sunday Night at the Palladium and The John Bishop Christmas Show, as well as releasing a live stand-up DVD.

In 2015 he brought his sell-out Suited & Booted tour to Clacton, swapped his trademark shorts and baseball cap for a slightly more mature look.

He is still making audiences laugh with his cheeky chav comedy and starting to grapple with life's bigger issues outside his estate.

He has also taken six solo shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where he won the Writer’s Guild Award for best newcomer.

Serious Joker is at the Princes on Saturday, March 4, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £20 and are available from the box office on 01255 686633.