Sam Simmons

Sam Simmons

Australian absurdist who won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015, after previous nominations in 2011 and 2014. He also won the Barry Award for the best show at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
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Tim Minchin joins the daily commute

...for a new Australian comedy series

Tim Minchin is to star in a new Australia comedy series about rush-hour commuters.

Other comics in the cast of Squinters include Sam Simmons, Susie Youssef, Rose Matafeo and Steen Raskopoulos.

This six-part series tracks five carloads of travellers on their way to work and again on their drive home to find out how the workday turned out.

Our commuters include: a dispatch driver hoping to win the woman of his dreams by carpooling her to work; a single mum keen to avoid her teen daughter making the same mistakes in love, while juggling a new romance of her own; a clueless ex-school bully hitching a ride with the guy he tormented; best girlfriends whose friendship is tested when one becomes the other’s unlikely boss; and a newly ‘out’, middle-aged man grappling with both possible redundancy and a recalcitrant dog.

Other members of the ensemble cast include Jacki Weaver from Silver Lining Playbook, YouTubers John Luc (aka ‘MyChonny’) and Christiaan Van Vuuren.

Filming has just begun on the series in Sydney and Los Angeles, and the show will air on Australia’s ABC some time next year.

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Published: 16 Oct 2017

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2009

Sam Simmons: Problems

Edinburgh Fringe 2010


Sam Simmons: Fail

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Sam Simmons: Meanwhile

Edinburgh Fringe 2012

Sam Simmons: About The Weather

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Sam Simmons: Death of a Sails-Man

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Sam Simmons: Spaghetti for Breakfast

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Sam Simmons: Not a People Person

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Sam Simmons A-K


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