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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



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



035 – Don’t Be Under The Weather!

Yes, it’s another glorious episode of The Show That Goes Like This. ¬†This week, Ben Simmons squeezes in Uncommon Musical read more



Missing Aviators Drive Through a host of Old Jokes!

Hear with excitement as another episode of The Show That Goes Like This gets very interactive. Ben Simmons discusses Amelia read more



Cheer up – It’s World Emoji Day!

The Show That Goes Like This not only discusses emojis and plays songs to cheers us all up, Ben Simmons read more



Allez Les Blues on Blueberry picking day!

The Show That Goes Like This is very patriotic this week as Ben Simmons celebrates 100 years of the RAF. read more



It’s Coming Home!

The Show That Goes Like this goes football crazy this week as England v Colombia occurs during the broadcast. Time read more



You’re beautiful. I’m sorry. Let’s ride in my canoe!

Despite the World Cup, and the hot summer weather, Ben manages to ignore these and discuss Beautician’s Day, Forgiveness Day read more



Ben, I am your father!

The Phoenix FM studio is a hotbed of excitement this week as two Simmonses take part in another ridiculous helping read more



Superman can fix your car like Magic!

Yet again a Tuesday has been and gone. Yet again Ben Simmons has hosted The Show That Goes Like This. read more



Even Goldfish remember Gingerbread with Attitude

It’s time to be amazed again as Ben Simmons busts many myths on tonight’s excellent episode of The Show That read more



Biscuits rule – over Coq au Vin, Compost and Fridge Pillows!

It’s another totally tumultuous Tuesday with lots going on. Listen with delight as Ben Simmons discusses French food, Waste Organic read more

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