Sam Simmons

WINNER Fosters Comedy Award, Edinburgh Fringe
WINNER Barry Award, 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.

Sam is currently touring his brand new live show FUNTTour dates and ticket details can be found here.

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

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,

2014 – Death Of A Sails-Man – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Sydney Comedy Festival, Perth International Comedy Festival, Soho Theatre (London), Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2014 – Problems – Solo Show
New Zealand International Comedy Festival

2013 – Sam Simmons Live – Solo Show
Toronto Just For Laughs Festival, Sydney Comedy Store

2013 – Meanwhile – Solo Show
Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

2013 – Sam Simmons has Problems – Solo Show
Chicago Just For Laughs Festival

2013 – Shitty Trivia – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre London

2012 – About The Weather – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival, Sydney Opera House Just For Laughs Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Astor Theatre (Perth), Soho Theatre London

2012 – The Necessity of Being Silly – TEDx Talk
Carriageworks, Sydney

2011 – Meanwhile – Solo Show
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Soho Theatre (London)

2011 – The Precise History of Things – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival, Factory Theatre (Sydney), The Astor Theatre (Perth)

2011 – Fail – Solo Show
Soho Theatre, London

2010 – Fail – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sydney Fringe Festival, The Astor Theatre (WA)

2010 – The Incident – with David Quirk – Moosehead Recipient Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2009 – Problems – Solo Show
Edinburgh Fringe Festival

2009 – Sam Simmons In The Net Starring Sandra Bullock – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival

2009 – The Sam Simmons Experience – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Brisbane Comedy Festival

2008 – The Sam Simmons Experience – Solo Show
The Spiegeltent, Sydney Opera House

2008 – Where Can I Win a Bear Around Here? – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2007 – The Sex & Science of Boredom – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2006 – Tales from the Erotic Cat – Solo Show
Adelaide Fringe Festival, Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2006 – The Sunshine Factory Part 2 – with Dave Callan
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2005 – The Sunshine Factory – with Dave Callan
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2004 – Heckle & Hyde The Murder Mystery – Solo Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2003 – The Steve Promise Story – Moosehead Recipient Show
Melbourne International Comedy Festival

2018-19 – ABC TV: Squinters (Actor)

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

2018-19 – Network TEN: Hughesy We Have A Problem (Panellist)

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)

2014 – Comedy Central: Drunk History (Guest) (UK)

2014 – Objective (UK): 50 Funniest Moments (Guest)

2014 – BBC (UK): Sweat the Small Stuff (Panellist)

2014 – ABC TV: Dirty Laundry Live (Regular cross from overseas)

2014 – ABC TV: Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery (Interview Guest)

2014 – Network Ten: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)

2014 – ABC 2: Comedy Up Late (Stand Up)

2014 – TV3 (NZ): NZ International Comedy Festival Gala 2014 (Stand Up)

2013 – Dave (UK): Problems (Writer, Performer)

2013 – tbs (USA): CONAN (Stand Up)

2013 – Comedy Central (US): Adam Devine’s House Party (Guest)

2013 – ABC 2: Comedy Up Late (Comedy Spot)

2013 – ABC TV: Tractor Monkeys (Guest)

2013 – ABC TV: Problems (Writer, Performer)

2013 – Network Ten: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Opening Night Allstars Supershow (Comedy Spot)

2013 – ABC TV: The Checkout (sketch)

2012 – Channel Seven: The Unbelievable Truth (Guest, two episodes)

2012 – BBC Three: BBC Three Comedy Marathon (writer/performer)

2012 – Network Ten: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)

2011 – ABC TV: Warehouse Comedy Festival, Sam Simmons in ‘Fail’ (Solo stand up comedy show)

2011 – Network Ten: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)

2011 – ABC TV: The Trophy Room (Guest

2010 – Network Ten: The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Gala (Stand Up)

2009 – Network Ten: Rove (Stand Up)

2009 – Network Ten: The 7PM Project -Metro Whip Around (Guest)

2008 – 09 ABC TV: JTV (regular host & contributor)

2008 – Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)

2007 – ABC TV: The Urban Monkey – Pilot

2007 – ABC TV: The Sideshow (Stand Up Appearance)

2007 – ABC TV: JTV (regular guest host & contributor)

2006 – Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance)

2006 – Comedy Channel: Stand Up! Australia (Stand Up Appearance x2)

2005 – Channel 7: Comic Relief

2004 – ABC TV: Stand Up

2004 – Comedy Channel: On the Streets

2003 – ABC TV: RAW Comedy National Finals

2003 – Comedy Channel: On the Streets

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)

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