The first time I came across Sam Simmons was late at night on the ABC where he had a running segment on a panel show called Dirty Laundry Live. The show covered entertainment news and satirically took on gossip media. Simmons was their LA correspondent in search of meeting actor Richard Dreyfuss amongst other things. It didn’t really matter because you never really knew what to expect from Simmons and that was part of his charm.

I enjoy his surreal comedy Sam Simmons and he is about to do his latest show 26 Things You’ve Been Doing Wrong with San Simmons at the Brisbane Festival which is already running in my fair city.

I was lucky enough to speak to Sam twice working for the great Scenestr magazine and as always the finished piece doesn’t reflect all we discussed but hopefully gets across a little bit about what makes him and his comedy so great. I have also tried to grow a little bit as a writer with this piece building on my recent secondment writing full time at the Queensland College of Teachers.

Let me know what you think, you can read the interview here

Produced by Eyeball Media Enterprises Scenestr. is an online national magazine with local offices around Australia. Having started in 1993 they’ve excelled at moving into the digital realm but they remain at heart from the streets.

They still publish magazines in print for Western Australia, South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland every month.

-Lloyd Marken


  1. I liked his bread shoes in the clip, and the interview was excellent as always, Lloyd.
    I hate Jimmy Carr so much I could kill him with my bare hands, so I didn’t watch that clip. 🙂
    Sorry if I missed any posts, I had a week away and didn’t go online.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. I’m glad you liked Sam Simmons and don’t mind if you’re not a fan of Jimmy Carr. Each to their own but I’m quite enjoying watching 8 out of 10 cats clips on YouTube. It is good to have you back, your absence is certainly felt even by me who hasn’t been very present the past month. Only one post about being kept busy writing for the Qld College of Teachers. To keep it brief, I would be interested to hear what you think about the piece on teacher Lena Saunders. Hope you enjoyed yourself and post about it. Best wishes Pete.

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