Simon Lane Biography

Simon Lane, also known as Honeydew, is a British gaming expert and co-founder of the popular YouTube gaming channel Yogscast. He is the creative director of Yogscast Ltd and co-hosts the podcast YoGPoD. Simon’s journey with Yogscast began in 2008 when he and Lewis Brindley started making videos together, gaining a large following with their Minecraft coverage. After a hiatus in 2015 due to medical issues, Simon returned to YouTube and continued creating content. Despite some breaks, Simon remains an influential figure in the gaming community and even has his own YouTube channel called Honeydew Live.

Quick Facts

  • Nick Name: Honeydew
  • Also Known As: Simon Charles Lane
  • Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
  • Born Country: England
  • City: Hertfordshire, England
  • Education: Studied astrophysics at Cardiff University

Career

Simon Lane’s Yogscast is a media production company and publisher of video games, based in Bristol. The channel gained popularity due to its videos about MMO World of Warcraft. However, it later came to be associated with sandbox game Minecraft, Garry’s Mod, and Grand Theft Auto. Simon Lane is passionate about YoGPoD, the podcast spin-off of the YouTube video series known as Yogscast. Yogscast features videos full of comedy and it made history in the UK by surpassing the one billion views mark in 2012.

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Videos

His videos fall into two categories: Simon Sings and Simon Plays. The Simon Plays series is simple Let’s Play videos of various computer/console games. These games are occasionally voiced in a character, with a narrative thread throughout the video. Simon Sings series is a collection of musical interludes wherein Simon Lane does his vocal impersonation of a cat being used to clean a rug. Through these videos, he demonstrates his mind. For example, he is fond of Jaffa Cakes, which he has mentioned in many videos. His love for Jaffa Cakes led Lewis to help him build a Jaffa Cake Factory in their Tekkit series. In another video, Lewis shot Simon’s bedroom light with a confetti gun when they reached one million subscribers. In one of the videos, Simon mentions that in his bedroom, he has a cardboard cutout of Doctor Who character Amy Pond. On multiple occasions, he has mentioned his relationship with Amy. During the Rezzed 2014 Q&A session, he mentioned that he still had the cutout, but in March 2016, Simon said on Twitter that the cutout had to be recycled as a cat had entered his house and urinated on it.

Personal Life

Simon Charles Lane was born on March 14, 1978. He once mentioned during a YoGPoD episode that his father is named Alan—but it’s not a verified fact as he often jokes. He also said that he dreamed of becoming an astronaut when he was a boy. When he had seen a career advisor while in school, he was advised to take up a career in insurance. He once failed a course in astrophysics while he was studying at Cardiff University. While at the university, he was once kicked out of a radio show after he called the host of the show a bastard—live on air—because he interrupted an Alanis Morissette song. In the earlier years of Yogscast, Simon Lane lived in a shared house with a housemate. Along with Honeydew, Simon Lane had also used the online name Alejandew for a short period in 2010. This name was a play-on-words of the Lady Gaga song Alejandro.

Simon Lane is a self-professed atheist. He has several cats, and a dog called Ollie. In some episodes of YoGPoD, it was revealed that Simon smoked. He no longer smokes but takes nicotine capsules. He is near-sighted—his eyes need different strengths of lenses, as a result, one eye looks larger than the other.

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