Tag: Sam Simmons

Stan in the Place Where You Live

Press release time! MEDIA RELEASE – 21 NOVEMBER 2016 AUSTRALIA’S BIGGEST COMEDIANS TO FEATURE IN A SERIES OF STAN ORIGINAL COMEDY SPECIALS ‘ONE NIGHT STAN’. Australia’s highest profile comedians will each star in their own groundbreaking feature-length comedy special, filmed live this summer at the Melbourne Comedy Theatre and premiering on Stan in 2017. ONE... Read More »

Wait ’till Tomorrow

There’s a lot of funny stuff on the internet. The internet is well known for its sense of humour. But the internet is also really, really good at distilling things down to their bare essentials, as will no doubt be confirmed in a few years time when the internet is nothing but a collection of... Read More »

It’s a Death Row Pardon Two Minutes Late

Here’s a thought: does it mean anything that the Melbourne International Comedy Festival – supposedly one of the world’s greatest live comedy festivals, at least according to their own publicity – is happening at a point in time when there is literally no long-form Australian comedy being shown on mainstream television? Sure, there are a... Read More »

Live and Snickering

Maybe we’re growing soft in our old age – or maybe we’re just pleased to hear that Shaun Micallef’s Stairway to Heaven has finally scored funding – but we really don’t have anything all that snarky to say about Fairfax’s current wave of comedy coverage. Yes, it’s almost entirely focused on stand-up (supporting the Melbourne... Read More »

Like We Weren’t Going to Review the Sam Simmons Episode of Home Delivery

Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery is the kind of show that’s perfectly watchable so long as you’re willing to overlook all the things it isn’t. It’s a show that promises a bunch of behind-the-scenes background information on comedians, but delivers pretty much the same thing week in week out: tearful tales of tough times and heartache.... Read More »

Conan the Barbarian

Well, it seems the path to success in the United States for Australian comedians is clear: get your arse onto Conan O’Brien’s talk show: “YOU’RE a very strange fellow,” said Conan O’Brien after watching Aussie comedian Sam Simmons perform a stand-up routine on his talk show on Tuesday. The five minute set was an opportunity... Read More »

And one more thing…

You could make a fairly strong argument that Tractor Monkeys is just Spicks & Specks, Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation and maybe The White Room all combined in to one... Read More »

Australian Tumbleweeds 2012 – The Results

The results of the Australian Tumbleweed Awards... Read More »

Vale All And Sundry Chaser Projects

In some circles it’s become increasingly fashionable to suggest that The Chaser’s best years are behind them. Yes, we have boring friends. Also: say what now? When exactly was this golden age of The Chaser meant to have taken place exactly? Those two years when The Chaser’s War on Everything threw increasingly desperate and pointless... Read More »

Hilarious Joke About How Sam Simmons Has Problems.

A little over two years ago now Sam Simmons briefly followed our page on Facebook. He made two comments on posts having a go at his work – “Wow you are so boring! Learn a new tune.” and “Bullllllshiiiiittttt” – and then asked us to stop harassing him, unaware that the problem was that he... Read More »

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