Sam Simmons & The Precise History of Things
Watch a full grown man have a metal breakdown… with a TACO KIT.
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee
(The OSCARS of live comedy)
Barry Award Melbourne International Comedy Festival
Winner Adelaide Fringe BEST COMEDY
SYDNEY Metro awards BEST COMEDY
Solo show Just For Loughs Montreal
What others have said about this show.
★★★★★ Welcome to the most absurdly crazy world orbiting the Fringe, featuring some of the most original comic concepts and laugh out loud moments of any Edinburgh show in the past 20 years
The Herald UK
★★★★★ A breathlessly inventive psycho-comedy
The Independent UK
★★★★★ Sam Simmons’ show is a comedy masterpiece
★★★★★ The Aussie absurdist hits transcendent levels of daftness
The Guardian, UK
★★★★★ A stupendous blast of full-on, absurdist surrealism from the Australian comic, a little like a latter-day Ionesco-on-speed
The Telegraph (London)
★★★★★ When held against the rules of comedy super stardom, Simmons is a lawless gent indeed. Through laughter he will seduce you into his dinky, intimate underside.
The Age Melbourne
Comedian / Writer / Broadcaster
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 world.
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.
2011 saw 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 prestigeous, invitation only, Montreal Just For Laughs Festival as well as JFL Festivals in Chicago, Toronto and at the Sydney Opera House.
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