Sam Simmons (3 stars)

This article is from 2009

For his Fringe debut, the Australian puts his all into a song-and-goof show about the things you find down the back of the sofa. His absurdist observations may be lacking in spontaneity but his methods are inventive and being from the ‘if in doubt, shout’ school of comedy, Simmons could do a roaring trade on the student union circuit.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 662 6552, until 31 Aug, 8pm, £9–£10 (£8–£9).

Sam Simmons - Problems

  • 3 stars

The multi-award-winning Aussie maestro of suburban absurdism in his UK debut. ***** (Age). 'Simmons is a genius... with a dash of Mighty Boosh and a huge dollop of something that is unmistakably his own' (