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

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

Go Crazy and beware the Sharks! (Ep125)

It’s great when wacky holidays converge. Ben celebrates today’s ‘coincidence’ that it’s Pandemonium Day and Shark Awareness Day on the read more

Eat Chocolate and Don’t Lie! (Ep124)

Today is Tell the Truth Day. And World Chocolate Day. So if you’ve had chocolate that you shouldn’t have had, read more

Look out for the Asteroids! (Ep123)

So we’re halfway through the year and it’s all been fairly bizarre so far. Enjoy all the usual brilliance of read more

Stay Hydrated in Pink! (Ep122)

Another fabulous 2 hours passes with Ben Simmons at the helm. Taking the lovely leg-end listeners through the delights of read more

60s Countdown Special (Ep121)

Previously, Ben Simmons has counted down the top selling singles of the 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s and 1970s. He goes read more

Appreciate your pets! (Ep120)

Today is Pet Appreciation day, so we celebrate our animal friends this week, musically and photographically on social media. Also read more

A day to reflect (Ep119)

A reflective day after recent events. Facebook – Ben Simmons Radio Twitter     – @bensimradio

Red Alert! with Derek Martin (Ep118)

We celebrate everything red this week. Plus Vampires as well as redheads. Derek Martin isn’t a redhead or a vampire. read more

If you boat, Boat Safely! (Ep117)

All the stuff you’ve come to love is here again this week. Celebrity Birthdays, hotly-contested sun-related polls, Ben’s Impossible Question read more

Finish my Limerick! (Ep116)

Today is International Nurses Day. Also Limerick Day. And unbelievably, World Odometer Day. Hence lots of the music featured links read more

Which Superhero is the best? (Ep115)

Time to settle that debate. Despite movie efforts to do the same, Ben holds the Superhero World Cup this week. read more

Long Words Special – but which is best? (Ep114)

Time to decide which long word is the best to celebrate Big Words Day. Listen as Ben lifts the lid read more

Bow Ties are cool! (Ep113)

After wearing no trousers on a previous show, Ben ups the ante this week and smartens himself up. As well read more

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