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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



Pantomime Special – with Keith Simmons – (Ep98)

Ben is joined by his Dad, Keith for a very special Panto show. Simmons and Simmons are about to embark read more



Let’s celebrate ‘have a Bad Day’ Day – but just musically! (Ep97)

Don’t actually have a bad day. Have a great one by catching up with this episode. All the music (much read more



1996 was a Very Good Year! (Ep96)

Ben celebrates his 96th show this week by playing some of the biggest sellers from 1996. All this plus Celebrity read more



Fireworks, The Nolans and Ben’s Christmas single! (Ep95)

What could be better on Fireworks night than loads of explosive music, a live phone interview with Denise Nolan and read more



Pre-Halloween Extravaganza (Ep94)

All the usual ridiculousness is here once again, plus great halloween-related songs and lots of online banter and tomfoolery. Keep read more



Time to show your True Colours (Ep93)

2 hours of colour related songs and all the usual extra features. Brighten up your life and tune in now! read more



6th Billericay Cassini Cubs takeover! (Ep92)

What the best one-day-late birthday present a radio presenter can have? It’s 16 cubs and their leaders coming into the studio for 90 minutes of course.



Flowers and Plants? It’s a Botany Special (Ep91)

You want great music? All linked in some way to the Botanical world? Then you need to listen to this. read more



Battle of the Bands – Boys v Girls (Ep90)

Ben returns to his regular show with a Battle of the Bands special. Over the last few decades, which are read more



90s Countdown Special (Ep89)

If you like music from the 90s, you’ll enjoy this countdown show. Without any letters or numbers games. Guess the read more



80s Countdown Special (not featuring Carol Vorderman!) (Ep88)

If you’ve enjoyed other countdowns, you’ll enjoy this. The biggest selling UK songs of the 80s in the UK. Frankie read more



70s Countdown Special (Ep87)

Ben Simmons came into the world in the 1970s. He celebrates this by counting down the biggest selling songs of read more



It’s about Time (Ep86)

Today is Just Because day, so you can do stuff for no real reason. So Ben Simmons decided to make read more



Smile at your reflection, or should you? (Ep85)

All the usual features are here as ever. Legend of the Week, Random traffic, Celebrity Birthdays and silly holidays. Except read more



Football is back, musically! (Ep84)

2 hours of Premier League insights plus songs dedicated to every Premier League team. Ben Simmons shows his sporting knowledge read more



Random Facts World Record? (Ep83)

On National Gossip Day, Ben Simmons decides to break through the untruths and share as many random facts as possible read more



It’s Getting Hot in Herre – The 2 R Answer! (Ep82)

It’s another terrific Tuesday evening. It’s extremely hot in the UK right now so let’s celebrate that heat with tonight’s read more



Simmons or Seagull, but which is better – The Debate! (Ep81)

A friend dreamed that Ben Simmons changed his name to Ben Seagull. Lots of people suggested it might be a read more



Special Noughties Show (Ep80)

      You want to know the biggest selling songs of this decade? You’d better listen to this special read more



If You’re The Beatles it don’t matter if you’re Black or White! (Ep79)

Time to tune in to another 2 hours of total tremendousness! Although it’s Seafaring Day and Colour TV day, Ben read more

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