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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.

Aaron’s credits include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky Max), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Undeniable (Comedy Central), Guessable (Comedy Central) and BackChat (Dave).

Aaron performed his critically-acclaimed debut shows, Disabled Coconut and Hot Wheels, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2021. He was an Amused Moose Comedy Award Best Show finalist and was nominated for Best Comedy Show in the Broadway World UK Edinburgh Fringe Awards in 2019. He also performed a work-in-progress show, Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves, at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe.

Aaron has performed across the UK at festivals such as Wells Comedy Festival, Download Festival and Leicester Comedy Festival, and comedy clubs such as The Comedy Store, Glee, The Stand and Just The Tonic. Aaron has also supported Lee Ridley (Lost Voice Guy) and Laura Lexx.

With his writing partner Jon Stapley, Aaron reached the final of BBC Comedy’s Galton & Simpson Comedy Writing Bursary competition in 2020.

Aaron is a professionally-trained personal trainer, as well as a former international basketball player and world champion powerlifter. He is also an ambassador for Cerebra.

For live and corporate booking enquiries, please contact Gag Reflex – info@gagreflex.co.uk

Television & Radio credits

The Russell Howard Hour Sky Max
The Stand Up Sketch Show ITV2
Undeniable Comedy Central
Guessable Comedy Central
BackChat Dave
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: Hot Wheels Edinburgh Fringe 2022, Leicester Comedy Festival 2022, Wells Comedy Festival 2022, Cambridge Fringe Comedy Festival 2022
Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut Edinburgh Fringe 2019, Leicester Comedy Festival 2020, Great Yorkshire Fringe 2019, Guildford Fringe 2019, Bedfringe 2019, Offbeat Festival 2019
Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves Edinburgh Fringe 2018

Online credits

Specsavers Ashes 2019 Challenge web series Facebook & YouTube

" hilarious...amazing storyteller...keeps his audience captive "

★★★★★ Neurodiverse Review

" 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