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 a brand-new show, 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.