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 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 world.
His 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, "Where Can I Win A Bear Around Here?" won the much respected Festival Director's Choice Award, and then 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.
Sam take home the award for Best Comedy Show at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, not to mention scoring a nomination for a Barry Award for his solo show, "The Precise History of Things" and a nomination for Edinburgh’s top Fosters Comedy Award (the comedy equivalent of an Oscar) for "Meanwhile."
Continuing to perform his stand-up shows to sell out houses at comedy festivals around Australia, Sam has also performed his solo shows four times at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, twice at the prestigious, invitation only, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as well as JFL Festivals in Chicago, Toronto and at the Sydney Opera House.
Joyous on the radio waves, Sam has made Australian youth radio network "Triple J" his own. He was 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.
Sam assembled a wonderful cast of Australia's pre-eminent absurdists for "Problems" (ABC1) a four part journey through the cream brick neverland that is the Australian suburbs.
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.
Sam is now conquering the globe spending his time hovering between Australia, London and Los Angeles introducing his comedy to the world.
Alongside his comedy, Sam has worked within animal enrichment at the Melbourne Zoo with elephants, seals, reptiles and small native mammals.