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Sam Simmons

Sam Simmons

Australian comedian
Sam Simmons
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Australian comedian
Is Comedian
From Australia
Type Humor
Gender male
Birth 19 March 1977, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Age 43 years
Star sign Pisces
Residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Sam Simmons
The details

Biography

Sam Simmons' Spaghetti for Breakfast, in Oslo

Sam Simmons (born 19 March 1977) is an Australian comedian and radio and TV presenter.

Career

Simmons has appeared on Conan, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Room 101, Adam DeVine's House Party and is currently developing his own sitcom in the UK. Network appearances include NBC, BBC, Channel 4, ABC, and all other Australian networks.

Previously, he was a regular host on Triple J as well as jtv interviewing bands, he developed his style of non-sequitur and surrealist humour. This led to his first television show, The Urban Monkey with Murray Foote, in 2009.

In 2012, Simmons followed up with a sketch-style TV series Problems, with a tone more similar to that of his surrealist stand-up shows. He performed at TEDxSydney in 2014 and is now on a new a US pilot filmed in Albuquerque with David Quirk. Simmons described it as "a reality show about animals". Simmons regularly appears on the comedy quiz show Dirty Laundry Live.

In 2015, he won the Edinburgh Fringe Comedy award after being nominated 3 times previously. He also won the 2015 Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

In 2017 he provided the voice of Mr Wallaby in Peppa Pig.

In 2019, Sam performed a new show "26 Things You're Doing Wrong with Sam Simmons" about unconventional life hacks.

Awards and nominations

Awards

  • 2003 Participation Award for The Steve Promise Story
  • 2003 Moosehead Award for The Steve Promise Story
  • 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Emerging Comedy Award for Tales from the Erotic Cat
  • 2006 The Groggy Squirrel Critics' Award for Tales from the Erotic Cat
  • 2008 MICF Directors' Choice Award for Where can I win a bear around here?
  • 2010 MICF Golden Gibbo Award for The Incident with David Quirk
  • 2010 MICF Piece of Wood Award for Fail
  • 2011 Adelaide Fringe Festival Best Comedy Award for Sam Simmons and the Precise History of Things
  • 2014 Sydney Comedy Festival Director's Choice Award for Death of a Sails-Man
  • 2015 MICF Barry Award for Spaghetti for Breakfast
  • 2015 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy award, best show for Spaghetti for Breakfast

Nominations

  • 2003 Triple J Raw Comedy Competition (finalist)
  • 2006 MICF Barry Award for Tales from the Erotic Cat
  • 2011 MICF Barry Award for Precise History of Things (Meanwhile -UK)
  • 2011 Edinburgh Best Comedy Award for Meanwhile
  • 2014 Edinburgh Best Comedy Award for Death of a Sails-man
  • 2015 MICF Barry Award for Spaghetti for Breakfast
  • 2015 Edinburgh Best Comedy Award for Spaghetti for Breakfast
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