Sam Simmons

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Sydney, Australia 

Sam 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 into the psyche of being silly. 


Sam is a multi award winning cult figure within the Australian comedy
scene. He has collected awards, glowing reviews, and played to sell out
houses around the country with his solo shows from 2006 to 2011;
His 2006 solo show, Tales of the Erotic Cat picked up a prestigious
nomination for the Barry Award for Most Outstanding Show in the
Melbourne International Comedy Festival, 2008’s Where Can I Win A Bear
Around Here? won the much respected Festival Director's Choice Award,
and in 2010 Sam picked up the Piece Of Wood Award for his solo show,
Fail, as well as the Golden Gibbo Award for The Incident which he
performed with fellow comedian, David Quirk.


In 2011, Sam has already taken out the award for Best Comedy Show at
the Adelaide Fringe Festival, been nominated for a Barry Award for his
Australian solo show, The Precise History of Things and nominated for
Edinburgh’s top Fosters Comedy Award (the comedy equivalent of an
Oscar) for his 2011 offering there, Meanwhile.


Joyous on the radiowaves, Sam has made Triple J his own. 2008/09 saw
him at the helm of the Weekend Breakfast Show as well as weekday
Breakfast and Drive Shows and he is still now a regular contributor across
the station.


Spreading further into the ABC, Sam was also a regular on JTV as a host,
creating his own sketches and interviewing the latest bands.
In 2008 Sam filmed an interstitial comedy series for the ABC, The Urban
Monkey with Murray Foote, which screened in 2009. In that same year, he
made his debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with his solo show
‘Problems’, which lead to his return to Edinburgh in 2010 and 2011.
In 2011 Sam’s first stand-up DVD was released of his hit 2010 show Fail
through Madman Entertainment as part of the Warehouse Comedy Festival
and a half hour special of this release was broadcast on ABC TV.
Alongside his comedy, Sam has worked within animal enrichment at the
Melbourne Zoo with elephants, seals, reptiles and small native mammals.
Quite simply there is no one else quite like him in the comedy world. Sam is
the comic other comedians go to see. 

  • Australian Blues Brothers Show
  • Brad Blaze
  • Brad Croft
  • Bustagroove
  • Daryl Braithwaite
  • Jimmy Barnes
  • Katie Noonan
  • Kisstroyer
  • Lady Luck
  • NICA
  • Nyssa Large
  • Red Alert
  • Wilbur Wilde

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