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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

The Doctor will Sea you now! (Ep77)

More Tuesday fun and frolics with Ben Simmons, this week examining all to do with Medical Professionals and The Sea. read more

Cats and Cheese (Ep76)

For tonight’s show, Ben Simmons delves deeply into the world of cats and the world of cheese. Two very different read more

Don’t take Politics so seriously! (Ep75)

A light-hearted look at the current state of UK politics? Is that even possible? Ben Simmons tries his hardest this read more

WAIT for the SIGN (Ep74)

It’s yet another Tuesday evening filled with the usual ridiculousness you’ve come to expect from Ben Simmons. Be enthralled at read more

Which is better – Wales or America? (Ep73)

It’s a tough choice, dealt with musically by Ben on this week’s episode. Plus he laments his beloved Liverpool FC read more

Don’t Spank the Honest Bunny (Ep71)

So much to celebrate on this week’s show. Bugs Bunny Day, Spank Out Day (not what you think!), Honesty Day read more

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

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