Sam Simmons (2 stars)

This article is from 2010

Sam Simmons

Somewhat lacklustre

Some show titles require little comment when they are so horribly apt. For an hour which bounds around at breakneck speeds, as Simmons contemplates the things he loves and hates in life, its heart and soul is somewhat lacklustre. Taking part in a quiz-show style analysis of his life, Simmons offers little comedic retort to his interrogator before leaping into yet another ludicrous semi-musical routine. The title: Fail.

Gilded Balloon Teviot, 622 6552, until 29 Aug, 9.15pm, £10–£11 (£9–£10).

Sam Simmons - Fail

  • 2 stars

Winner Piece of Wood (peer’s choice) Award and winner Golden Gibbo Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival 2010. Winner Festival Directors’ Award, Melbourne Comedy Festival. 'I wrote this show in a cave using only the light from the screen of a Nokia 3600. It took me 7 straight weeks and I only had one change of tracksuit…


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3. Helen1 Sep 2010, 11:47am Report

I think the reviewer is being very over-generous with two stars. I never thought, after seeing Gary le Strange in 2006, that there could ever be a worse 'comedy' performer than him, but then I saw Sam Simmons and everything changed. Painfully unfunny, puerile, and downright nasty. Nobody minds a comedian being a bit of a prick if they're funny but sadly, this was far from the case on this occasion. I actually wanted the venue to blow up, just to make it stop.

I suspect the comment by 'reviewyou' is from Sam Simmons, as I suspect he really is that pitiful.

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