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Ben Simmons

I'm an actor, comedian, writer and director and one half of a comedy double act - Simmons and Simmons, with my Dad, Keith.

We have performed in pantomimes, summer shows on cruise ships and in cabaret all over the UK and abroad for many years.

I co-founded and compere the comedy impro group, Shotgun Impro, who have performed on the London circuit for the last 12 years.

I also present an improvised podcast, We've Got No Idea What We're Gonna Say, with my great friend Nick Murphy. Together they we have reached almost 50 episodes.

The Show That Goes Like This is my first foray into radio - I'm really enjoying bringing my sense of humour, unpredictability, general ridiculousness and good songs to the airwaves every Tuesday evening.

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Recent posts from Ben

Theme Tunes Special!

It’s The Show That Goes Like This Theme Tunes Special. Your ears will be amazed as Ben Simmons delves deep read more

054 – With Jimmy Cricket and Brian Conley on a Comedy Special!

JC and BC – seems a bit religious! Have a listen to this as Ben Simmons chats to 2 comedy read more

Santa Magic plus a look back at 2018!

The Show That Goes Like This has a World Exclusive of a brand new Christmas Song! Will it get to read more

052 – The Show That Goes Like Idiots – with NICK MURPHY!

This week Ben is joined live in the studio with long-time collaborator, fellow actor and performer and ridiculous friend, Nick read more

051 – Go Hard or Go Home with Ben Simmons and RACHEL WOOLLETT!

Finally it all comes to fruition. After intense negotiations and previous failed attempts, regular listener and contributor to The Show read more

050 – It’s a Milestone! So be Kind, Start Rumours and Act like Parents!

Yes folks, Ben Simmons has reached his 50th episode of The Show That Goes Like This. Be delighted as this read more

049 – It’s all Saxy, as we defy Trump and Get Lost!

Your ears will thank you for being here this week as Ben Simmons guides us all through another 120 minutes read more

048 Alternative Halloween Special

It’s a terrifying Tuesday Special with Ben Simmons, but not like you might think. Forget the music always associated with read more

047 – Celebrate old iPods, enjoy Chemistry and Give people a Slap!

It’s another wonderful helping of Good Songs, Social media banter and stupid holidays on this week’s show. Also Simmo’s Simple read more

046 Word Up – it’s Cat Day and Department Store Day!

16th October brings together Cats and Department Stores and Words on another classic The Show That Goes Like This. Ben read more

045 Donkey Trampling, Latin & Greek and The Temperature of Lightning – It’s all a bit Random!

This week is Ben Simmons’ The Show That Goes Like This Random Special. A night where unnecessary, yet interesting, facts read more

044 – You’re Sick! – of World Travel, Fruit at work and Food Research!

Another wondrous Tuesday evening happens upon us all with Ben battling through the terror of a tickly cough to bring read more

043 – I One-Hit-Wonder if I’m Dreaming?

It’s another terrific Tuesday evening on Phoenix as Ben Simmons deals with the hard-hitting issues of The Subconscious and those songs read more

042 – SPECIAL SHOW – A Cheeky Little Number

It’s a special night on The Show That Goes Like This. Ben Simmons interrupts his own regular programming to bring read more

041 – Make your Bed, Start a Business and Hit a Home Run!

2 more hours of fun and frolics pass by as Ben Simmons guides us all through another evening of educational read more

040 – Deliver my paper or go nuts like Bernie Clifton!

That’s a bit OstRich coming from him! Listen with amazement as Ben Simmons bring us all another 2 fun-filled hours read more

039 DANGER! – if you read comics, wear bow-ties and drink red wine!

A terrific two hours on a Tuesday again from Ben Simmons on The Show That Goes Like This. Be amazed read more

038 Poetry and Ice Cream not just for Senior Citizens!

Another tremendous Tuesday bring another helping of the irreverent The Show That Goes Like This. Ben Simmons guides us all read more

037 – How I Love my Financial Awareness of Many Colours!

This week’s episode of The Show That Goes Like This teaches us to be financially aware, to admit that we’re read more

036 – Party at the Beach with Lighthouses, Monsters and Poor Packages!

Yes, it’s another effervescent episode of The Show That Goes Like This. This week, Ben Simmons discusses ships running aground, read more

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