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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

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

050 – It’s a Milestone! So be Kind, Start Rumours and Act like Parents!

Yes folks, Ben Simmons has reached his 50th episode of The Show That Goes Like This. Be delighted as this read more

049 – It’s all Saxy, as we defy Trump and Get Lost!

Your ears will thank you for being here this week as Ben Simmons guides us all through another 120 minutes read more

048 Alternative Halloween Special

It’s a terrifying Tuesday Special with Ben Simmons, but not like you might think. Forget the music always associated with read more

047 – Celebrate old iPods, enjoy Chemistry and Give people a Slap!

It’s another wonderful helping of Good Songs, Social media banter and stupid holidays on this week’s show. Also Simmo’s Simple read more

046 Word Up – it’s Cat Day and Department Store Day!

16th October brings together Cats and Department Stores and Words on another classic The Show That Goes Like This. Ben read more

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

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