The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – The Corona, Thu 3 Mar
Sam Simmons is one of those comedians that you never know what to expect from his show, and this year was no different. A home grown SA man hailing from Hallett Cove, he claims we made him what he is today. This ‘preview’ was his trial of material for his ‘real’ show. This show demonstrated Simmons as being random, self loathing, repugnant, disenchanted, disillusioned, obnoxious yet triumphant and hilarious, and this was in fact his show all about him not liking people! He is in the audience, nearly naked and in your face and has the props to make any man, woman or deer blush.
Simmons’ shows have always been a bit on the weird side and this was definitely no exception. The stories which make up his show are usually perfectly timed audio tracks that he responds to in the uncanniest way resulting on a bizarre journey on why he is undeniably not a people person. There were unquestionably those ‘what the…?’ moments where you wonder if you really understand what’s going on, as well as those times that you cry with laughter which makes Simmons the comedy mastermind that he is. Every element in Simmons’ delivery is sheer brilliance; whether it is his amazing gestures, timing, Aussie accent, facial expression and his ability to use physical humour in every situation.
Simmons’ show is an oddity in itself as this man has to be one of the biggest enigmatic and intelligent men in Australian comedy. You either love him or hate him, you get him or you don’t… or maybe you just want to try to comprehend what makes this man tick! Whatever your motivation, Sam Simmons is definitely one-in-a-million and if you are a fan of his brand of satirical, sharp, physical and indulgent humour, this show will not disappoint.
Sam Simmons – Not A People Person continues at The Garden Of Unearthly Delights – The Corona from 9.30pm until Sun 13 Mar.
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Image courtesy of Alan Moyle