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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



Would Shakespeare watch the Premier League? (Ep70)

It’s yet another week of ridiculousness, online banter, Legend of the Week, Celebrity Birthdays, Random Traffic Problems and more stupid read more



Tiredness can thrill! Take a break (Ep69)

Fight the fatigue with Ben Simmons as this week he staves off extreme tiredness to bring you another 2 hours read more



Talking to Celebrities, Friends and my Dad! (Ep68)

It’s a crazy compilation this week of carefully selected moments from some of the best interviews on this programme over read more



Ignore the chickens – Let’s Laugh! (Ep67)

This week, be outraged, as Ben glosses over all things poultry, chocolate caramel, nurse and social work-related, and instead focuses read more



Nature, Storms & Hitchcock (Ep66)

Once again, Ben Simmons leads us through 2 hours of entertaining features and chat. Tonight Ben deals with Planting Flowers, read more



Pancakes and Banjos (Ep65)

Tonight’s show features an interview with fantastic multi-instrumentalist, Andy Eastwood, plus we deal with lofty topics like Pancakes, Multiple Personalities, read more



And the Oscar for Ventriloquism goes to…(ep64)

  After the recent Oscar ceremony, Ben asked his leg-ends for suggestions of favourite songs from movies this week. Listen read more



Let’s disagree, argue and fight – about Tugs of War, Chocolate Mints and Plagiarism! (ep63)

This episode celebrates all things confrontational. Disagreements, arguments, fisticuffs and full-blown fights. All the songs chosen tonight were suggested on read more



Interview with The Forget Me Not Activity Club

On Friday 15th February, Michelle Ward was otherwise engaged thespianing(!) so Ben Simmons covered Eat My Brunch from 10am-1pm. Midway read more



Love is All Around – with celebrity dedications! (ep62)

With Valentine’s Day only 30 hours away, listen with sheer delight as Ben Simmons brings us his alternative Love Song read more



Sun, Rain, Snow – hang on, I’ve Got the Wind!

February 5th is Weatherperson’s Day. Let’s all enjoy this week’s offering as Ben Simmons takes us through a veritable plethora read more



Let’s Talk Movies – with a difference

If you take a movie title, and add one letter to it, can you drastically enhance the movie or take read more



Celebrate Life and Answer your Cat’s Questions!

Time for more Tuesday tremendousness as Ben Simmons guides us although 2 more hours of unpredictable gloriousness. Listen with joy read more



Bagels, Fruit Juice, Hats and Brexit!

It’s time to tune your ears into another 2 hours of radio excitement. Be pleased as Ben Simmons discusses Bagel read more



New Year, New Beginnings – New Levels of Stupidity!

So many ridiculous holidays are celebrated today. Be amazed as Ben Simmons returns from Lancashire Pantomime commitments and breezes back read more



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

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