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



Baby It’s Cold Outside (Ep145)

You want to hear some tracks that link to the recent cold snap? Plus other excellent entertaining features. Go on read more



Non-Christmassy Christmas Number 1s (Ep144)

It’s another packed 2 hours as Ben Simmons counts down some of the most successful Christmas tracks, that aren’t all read more



Surprise Surprise – but not a dating show! (Ep143)

Join Ben for another 2 hour romp through some truly surprising tracks to sell incredibly well in the UK. Loads read more



Embracing the Ridiculous (Ep142)

It’s time to amuse ourselves and enjoy all the silly songs featured in tonight’s show. A whole huge helping of read more



Accountants are cool! (Ep141)

Two hours of tracks with numbers in the title. And a quest to add up those numbers. Plus wacky number read more



Conspiracy Theories (Ep140)

What a busy show! Packed full of songs that link to the current US Elections (albeit tenuously) plus a load read more



Let’s all Feel Better! (Ep139)

You just call, out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come running to broadcast again! It’s simple. read more



It’s World Statistics Day! (Ep138)

Just when you thought interesting stats-based facts and songs could never be spliced together, Ben only goes and does it. read more



Failing is a good thing! (Ep137)

Today is a day of many celebrations. English Language Day. Face Your Fears Day, Train Your Brain Day and International read more



The Anniversary Schmaltz (Ep136)

The Power of the Ring is evident this week! Ben celebrated his 16th Anniversary a few days back and honours read more



Broadway Boys and West End Girls (Ep135)

In a The Show That Goes Like This first, Ben Simmons enthrals all this week with loads of popular tracks read more



Gotta Get Out of the Hobbit (Ep134)

We like to celebrate wacky holidays on this programme. None more so than World Hobbit Day. Enjoy all the usual read more



Just Google It (Ep133)

On this day in the 90s, the Google domain name was first registered. On the same day in 2020, Ben read more



No Rhyme or Reason (Ep132)

Everything happens for no reason on National No Rhyme or Reason Day. So let it all wash over you. And read more



Clothes are Fun! (Ep131)

It’s another 2 hours of silliness with the usual interludes plus many fabulous tunes linked to clothing. To celebrate 2nd read more



One Hit Wonder Special (Ep130)

You’d like to know the 20 biggest selling one hit wonder tracks in the UK? You’d like Ben Simmons to read more



The Show with All Short Words! (Ep129)

Ben went crazy this week and asked his leg-end listeners for examples of song titles and artistes with only 1 read more



Songs from the Movies Countdown (Ep128)

It’s a special week this week as Ben counts down the top 20 UK selling songs from Movie Soundtracks. Listen read more



Nature, Water, Burgers and Chocolate (Ep127)

What could be better than combining everything in the title? Ben squeezes all these subjects and more into 2 hours read more



Grab a Rope, have a Drink and Be Someone! (Ep126)

Does anyone need a Tug-of-War Tournament Day? Evidently we all do. Especially Ben Simmons as he celebrates it on this read more

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