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

What Kind of Fuel am I? (Ep180)

So apparently there’s been some kind of situation with fuel? Unnecessary queues and nationwide panic, despite the fact that there read more

Thanks for saying Thanks (Ep179)

Get ready for loads more sheer excitement as all the usual stuff is here again. And some other stuff that read more

Be Quiet! – But still listen though! (Ep178)

On this day in the UK we celebrate being quiet? But why? Ben Simmons delves into the world of silence read more

Let’s Commemorate Google (Ep177)

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago, Google didn’t exist! But when did it start existing? All this and read more

It’s All A Bit Strange (Ep176)

You know how you’ve always wanted to hear a selection of songs that are regarded as a bit strange? Well read more

Love Those Feet! (Ep175)

Get ready for another couple of hours of sheer excitement. Even further enhanced if you like cats, feet and TikTok. read more

Lions v Dogs, but which is better? (Ep174)

Get ready for more total excitement in this week’s extravaganza. Ben Simmons discusses Lions and Dogs today, because it’s their read more

Podium Finish (Ep173)

With the real Olympics in full flow, Ben Simmons takes us through a crazy musical journey of tracks that link read more

USA vs UK but in a Friendly Way! (Ep172)

It’s Cross Channel Communication Day! So let’s celebrate by playing tracks which are clearly linked to each of these great read more

Not that kind of Mooning! (Ep171)

Today is Jump Day, Chess Day, Space Exploration Day and Moon day. But please don’t start removing your trousers. Ben read more

We Paid the Penalty again! (Ep170)

Yes it hurts. Yes it smarts. Ok, it cuts deeply. England lose a major final on penalties. Ben finds catharsis read more

International Kissing Day! (Ep169)

What a day. You can kiss people all over the world! Ben Simmons enjoys this fact and also brings us read more

The SUNDAY Show That Goes Like This

How is Ben Simmons live on a Sunday? Well he was covering for another presenter. But he still brought his read more

Top 20 Streamed Tracks (Ep168)

Can you guess what will feature on this special countdown? Ben Simmons brings yet more delight for your ears and read more

You Gotta Fight For Your Right to Listen (Ep167)

After a Youtuber took on a World Champion in the ring, Ben was inspired for this week’s show to link read more

Euros Preview Special (Ep166)

It takes a lot for Ben Simmons to break off from normal programming. But he’s only gone and done it read more

Geeks, Towels and Dancing (Ep165)

Not that the woman above is particularly geeky, but it was the best we could do. She does have a read more

Blowing Hot and Cold (Ep164)

Well, today is Dinosaur day. And Visit your Relatives (Covid safety permitting) Day. It’s also Stress Awareness Day and Museum read more

I Can Make You Feel Good (Ep163)

Bozza has said restrictions can keep being lifted. We’re all feeling a bit more positive. So let’s celebrate with loads read more

May The 4th Be With You!!! (Ep162)

Well, it finally happened. After 4 years of being on Phoenix FM the radio gods smiled and made the day read more

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