Sam Simmons

WINNER Fosters Comedy Award, Edinburgh Fringe
WINNER Award for Most Outstanding Show, Melbourne Comedy Festival

“The one thing I never realised about Simmons is that he is a phenomenally good stand-up.”
- ★★★★★ The Scotsman, 2017

Sam Simmons is one of the most daring and unconventional comics in Australia, completely original and vastly absurd, he has one foot firmly planted into the soils of reality, and the other rooted deep in a determination to redefine silliness.

Sam’s career has been forged on stage with high energy and relentlessly inventive stage shows that stretch definitions beyond recognition. Sam was nominated twice for the Edinburgh Comedy Award before he won it in 2015 for his show, Spaghetti For Breakfast, winning in the same year he won the Melbourne Comedy Festival Award (after two nominations).

Sam regularly appears on radio and television all over the world including appearing on the UK’s BBC’s Live At The Apollo & Channel 4’s 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, numerous Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala’s, Network TENs Hughesy We Have A Problem, and filming a comedy special ‘Stop Being Silly’ for Australian streaming service Stan.

In 2012 Sam assembled a wonderful cast of Australia’s pre-eminent absurdist’s for Problems, a four-part journey through the cream brick Neverland that is the Australian suburbs. Problems aired in Australia on ABC1, throughout the UK on UKTV’s Dave network.

Sam returned to the stage in 2019 with, 26 Things You’re Doing Wrong with San Simmons to critical acclaim, a batshit crazy karaoke nightmare that sold out anywhere it dared to go.

Now hovering between Australia, London and Los Angeles, Sam is a true Australian original.

  • Live Shows
  • Television
  • Radio
  • TV - Other
  • DVD
  • Awards

2019-20 – FUNT: Work in Progress – Solo Show
Soho Theatre London

2019 – 26 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong With San Simmons – Solo Show
Perth Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Brisbane Festival

2018 – Away In A Stranger – Solo Show
Soho Theatre London

2018 – Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985 – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Hobart Spiegeltent, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Canberra Spiegeltent, Wollongong Spiegeltent, Wagga Wagga Comedy Festival, Darwin Festival, YACK Festival Sydney

2017 – A-K – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Soho Theatre London, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, YACK Festival Sydney

2016-17 – Not A People Person – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, the Athenaeum Theatre (Return Season), Her Majesty’s Theatre Perth, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, UK Tour, Soho Theatre London, Sydney Opera House

2015 – Spaghetti for Breakfast – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Montreal Just for Laughs Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre London

2015 – Ceremony – with Dr Brown
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival,

 

You can download a full list of Live Show credits below.

2020 – SBS: Celebrity Mastermind (Contestant)

2018-20 – Network TEN: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Panellist)

2018-19 – ABC TV: Squinters (Actor)

2016-19 – Channel 4: (UK) 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (Guest)

2019 – TV3 NZ: 7 Days (Guest)

2019 – Network TEN: Celebrity Name Game (Guest)

2019 – ABC TV: The Letdown (Guest Actor)

2018 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Oxfam Gala (Stand Up Spot)

2018 – Network TEN: Show Me The Movie! (Guest)

2018 – Channel Nine: 20 to 1 (Contributer)

2017 – Comedy Channel: Just For Laughs Australia (Stand Up Spot)

2017 – BBC: Live At The Apollo (Stand Up Spot)

2017 – STAN: One Night Stan: Stop Being Silly (Stand Up Special)

2017 – ABC TV: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Gala (Stand Up)

2017 – ABC TV: Get Krack!n’ (Guest)

2016 – BBC One (UK): Pointless Celebrities (Guest)

2016 – Woodcut Media (UK): Animal Antics

2015 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)

 

You can download a full list of Television credits below.

2016 – BBC Radio 4: Sam Simmons Is Not A People Person (Commissioned: creator/host)

2009-14 – Triple J: Various (including Host)

2012 – CBC (Canada): The Debaters (Guest)

2011 – Triple J: 24 Hour Radio Marathon (Creator and Host)

2008 – Triple J: Weekend Breakfast Host

2008 – Triple J: Breakfast Show (regular guest & contributor)

2008 – Triple J: Drive Show (regular guest & contributor)

2007 – Triple J: “Stranger Danger” Weekly Segment – Drive Show with Robbie Buck

2007 – Triple J: The Tuck Shop Regular Mid Dawn Shift (Host)

2006 – Triple J: “Stranger Danger” Weekly Segment – Drive Show with Robbie Buck

2005 – Triple J: Regular Guest with Dave Callan

2005 – Fox FM: Better than Church Regular Guest as “The Animal Guy”

2003-2004 – Triple R: Breakfast Show “The Pinch” (Regular Guest)

2019-20 ABC 4 Kids “Peppa Pig” Voice of Mr wallaby

2016 – STAN: ”Problems”, writer, creator and star

2015 – Channel 4 (UK): “Comedy Blaps” – Creator, Writer and Actor

2015 – Sky Atlantic (UK): “Rotters” – Writer / Actor

2015 – Comedy Central: “Drunk History”, Jackson

2015 – STAN: “No Activity” role of Glen

2014 – ABC TV: “It’s A Date”, role of Ray

2012 – ABC TV: “Problems”, writer, creator and star of four part television series.

2011 – Sydney Morning Herald Online: Creating, writing and starring in 6 commissioned webisodes for the SMH

2009 – ABC TV: The Urban Monkey With Murray Foote (Creator and Performer)

2004 – Shock Records: “Anyone’s” Music Video

2002 – BMG Records: “Something for Kate” Music Video

2011:  Madman Entertainment: Warehouse Comedy Festival “Fail”, Stand up DVD

 

2015: Winner, Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Show

2015: Winner, Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2015: Nominee, 2015 Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2015: Winner, Underbelly Award – Adelaide Fringe Festival

2014: Winner, 2014 Helpmann Award – Best Comedy Performer

2014: Nominee, Fosters Comedy Award – Best Comedy Show, Edinburgh Festival Fringe

2014: Winner, Sydney Comedy Festival – Director’s Choice Award

2012: Nominee, Helpmann Awards, Best Comedy Performer

2011:  Nominee, Fosters Comedy Award, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2011:  Winner, Best Comedy Show, Adelaide Fringe Festival

2011: Sydney Morning Herald, M Award for Best Comedy

2011:  Nominee, Barry Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2010:  Winner, Piece Of Wood Award, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2010:  Winner, Golden Gibbo Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival, with David Quirk for The Incident

2008:  Winner Festival Directors’ Choice Award – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2006: Barry Award Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2006:  Best Comedy – Adelaide Fringe Festival Emerging Artist Award

2006:  Best Comedy – Squirrel Grip Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005:  Golden Gibbo Award Nominee – Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2003:  National Finalist in the Triple J RAW Comedy Competition

2003: Moosehead Award Recipient – Melbourne International Comedy Festival