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Aaron Simmonds

Aaron Simmonds

Aaron Simmonds was a BBC New Comedy Award finalist in 2017. He also won Jewish Comedian Of The Year in the same year. His credits include BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC Two), The Edinburgh Show (BBC Scotland), BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra’s Unexpected Fluids podcast and Laura Whitmore’s Sunday Session (BBC Radio 5 Live). He’s also been seen and heard on BBC Three and BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has appeared in a BBC Quickie with Brennan Reece and Rosie Jones.

Aaron performed his critically-acclaimed debut show, Disabled Coconut, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. He reached the final of the Amused Moose Comedy Award competition and was nominated for Best Comedy Show in the Broadway World UK Edinburgh Fringe Awards. He also performed a work-in-progress show called, Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves, at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Aaron has performed at the Great Yorkshire Fringe, Bedfringe, Guildford Fringe, Offbeat Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Nottingham Comedy Festival as well as at comedy clubs around the UK including The Comedy Store (Manchester), Glee, Just The Tonic, Hilarity Bites and Funhouse Comedy.

Aaron has cerebral palsy and is a professionally-trained personal trainer, as well as a former international basketball player and world champion powerlifter.

Television & Radio credits

BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals BBC Two
The Edinburgh Show BBC Scotland
Unexpected Fluids BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra
BBC New Comedy Award BBC Radio 4 & BBC Radio 4 Extra
Laura Whitmore's Sunday Session BBC Radio 5 Live
The Afternoon Show BBC Radio Scotland

Live credits

Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut Edinburgh Fringe (2019), Great Yorkshire Fringe (2019), Guildford Fringe (2019), Bedfringe (2019), Offbeat Festival (2019)
Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves Edinburgh Fringe 2018

" "an assured debut from a lover and a fighter" "

★★★★ Metro

" "This show has the best, the most beautifully constructed and the most unexpectable narrative line of pretty much any I have seen...his hour belts along on wheels of laughter" "

★★★★ The Scotsman

" "Amiable, likeable, and a commanding presence on stage, Aaron Simmonds is an exciting talent." "

★★★★ Broadway Baby