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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

Red Alert! with Derek Martin (Ep118)

We celebrate everything red this week. Plus Vampires as well as redheads. Derek Martin isn’t a redhead or a vampire. read more

If you boat, Boat Safely! (Ep117)

All the stuff you’ve come to love is here again this week. Celebrity Birthdays, hotly-contested sun-related polls, Ben’s Impossible Question read more

Finish my Limerick! (Ep116)

Today is International Nurses Day. Also Limerick Day. And unbelievably, World Odometer Day. Hence lots of the music featured links read more

Which Superhero is the best? (Ep115)

Time to settle that debate. Despite movie efforts to do the same, Ben holds the Superhero World Cup this week. read more

Long Words Special – but which is best? (Ep114)

Time to decide which long word is the best to celebrate Big Words Day. Listen as Ben lifts the lid read more

Bow Ties are cool! (Ep113)

After wearing no trousers on a previous show, Ben ups the ante this week and smartens himself up. As well read more

Trousergate Special (Ep112)

After last week’s upsetting poll result, Ben was forced to present this week’s show with no trousers on. See how read more

Pre April Fool’s Bonanza (Ep111)

All the usual with so much of your online input as well. The Quiz is now established. More Celeb birthdays. read more

Social Distancing Special (Ep110)

Big changes for this show. Ben has possibly made a rod for his own back by broadcasting not only live read more

St. Patrick’s Day Party (Ep 109)

It’s St. Patrick’s Day. But we’re not supposed to gather in large groups and celebrate like that. So listen to read more

Everything this week is Awesome! (Ep108)

It’s another 2 hour romp through some great tracks, excellent features, social media interaction and general ridiculousness with Ben Simmons. read more

Your country needs you(r music!) (Ep107)

Get set for a patriotic couple of hours with this week’s episode. Ben Simmons plays a wide variety of great read more

2010s Countdown Special (Ep106)

You want to know the biggest selling songs of the last decade in the UK? You want a list that read more

Don’t Worry, Be Happy (Ep105)

Listen with sheer wonder as 2 hours of general loveliness ensues with Ben Simmons this week. After negative news stories, read more

Guitarred with the Same Brush! (Ep104)

All the usual ridiculousness is here. Plus great tunes which heavily feature the Guitar. Because it’s Get Out Your Guitar read more

Guilty as charged – like my car! (Ep103)

Yes it’s Stuffed Mushroom Day and Homemade Soup Day, it’s even Thank Your Mailman Day. But Ben Simmons doesn’t care. read more

Everything Is Awesome on International Lego Day! (Ep102)

Another action packed episode passes by as Ben guides us through the murky world of Data Privacy with some useful read more

It’s One Liner day – now we’re cruising! (Ep101)

Ben fully embraces One-Liner day by making this episode as jocular as possible. As well as great music from the read more

The 100th Episode!

The Show That Goes Like This reaches a huge milestone this week. To commemorate such longevity, Ben talks on the read more

The Aftermath of Panto (Ep 99)

Ben has returned from Christmas entertainment commitments in Lancashire but can’t quite let go of his panto memories. This week’s read more

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