Sam Simmons is an award-winning comedian. In October this year, filming began for Sam’s four-part series Problems, to be broadcast on primetime ABC 1 television in Australia. Last year, Sam’s show Meanwhile, a mind-bendingly odd, heart-warming hour that put the mental into experimental comedy, was a five-star success, and saw Sam nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award. 2010’s Fail journeyed into the mind of a 32-year-old desperado, and proved another smash-hit, marking him out as the alternative to straight-talking stand-up. This followed an amazing year for Sam in 2009, which welcomed the debut of his ABC television series The Urban Monkey With Murray Foote and his inaugural Edinburgh and Sydney Opera House outings. As well as his Edinburgh Festival success this year, Sam has notched up an impressive collection of awards, including the main prize at the Adelaide Fringe 2011 and a nomination for the equivalent at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2011.
‘About The Weather’, Soho Theatre
A man is standing next to another man, they have nothing in common and nothing to speak of, perhaps they can talk about the weather. Sam doesn’t do things by halves – enter his world and you’re in for quite an experience. Pitched somewhere in the no-man’s land between psychotic breakdown, ground-breaking genius and outer space, a comedic trip with Sam will explore the furthest reaches of humanity – his and yours.
WINNER – BEST COMEDY, Adelaide Fringe 2011
NOMINEE – MOST OUTSTANDING SHOW, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2011
NOMINEE – FOSTERS COMEDY AWARD, Edinburgh Fringe 2011
Sara Shulman is the Founder and Editor of Comedy Blogedy, TEDxUCL speaker on ‘The Power of Funny’, former Head of Comedy at UCLU Rare FM and produces the Humour Me Comedy Podcast. Sara is also a Classics Undergraduate at UCL and occasionally gigs on the comedy circuit.