Aaron Simmonds

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Aaron Simmonds has been failing to stand up for 34 years; luckily he is far better at comedy than standing up. Aaron has appeared on QI (BBC Two), Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV), Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Undeniable (Comedy Central) and Guessable (Comedy Central) and has been heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio Scotland. Aaron offers sharply-observed comedy which is grounded in his disability, but is by no means limited by it.  

Aaron performed his critically-acclaimed debut shows, Disabled Coconut and Hot Wheels, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 and 2022. 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.

In 2023, he then decided to embark on his biggest challenge yet, perform Stand-up standing up! Baby Steps at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe received rave reviews and sold-out shows with was longlisted for the ISH Edinburgh Best Comedy Show.  “Not only does Simmonds stand up for the entire hour of his show, titled Baby Steps, he keeps his audience glued to their seats” **** – The Courier.

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

Aaron is also in high demand in the corporate circuit, having hosted and performed at many events and receiving many positive testimonials. 

To his core, Aaron is a circuit comedian and performs at Comedy Clubs across the country, performing at the UK’s top nights such as The Comedy Store, Just The Tonic, Screaming Blue Murder, Glee and many more.

Aaron is set to go on his first ever tour ‘Hot Wheels & Baby Steps’ in 2024. You can buy your tickets here.


For scripted enquiries, contact Andy@longroadtalent.com

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

Broadway Baby

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"Weaves an overarching story into multiple anecdotes, calling back to them masterfully throughout the hour.”

The Wee Review

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"Simmonds deals with his disability via disarmingly graphic humour, born of a self-confidence and positive spirit that enables him to poke fun at himself."

Jewish Renaissance

Awards & Competitions

  • Winner - Jewish Comedian Of The Year - 2017
  • Finalist - BBC New Comedian of the Year - 2017
  • Finalist - Amused Moose Best Show 'Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut,' Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 2019
  • Nominee - Broadway World UK Best Comedy Show 'Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut,' Edinburgh Festival Fringe - 2019

Appearances & Credits

  • Television & Radio :

  • QI - BBC Two
  • The Russell Howard Hour - Sky
  • The Stand Up Sketch Show - ITV2
  • The A to Z Of Horror Movies - Sky Max
  • Rob Beckett's Undeniable - Comedy Central
  • Guessable - Comedy Central
  • 'Disabled Coconut' - NextUp Comedy
  • BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals - BBC Two
  • The Edinburgh Show - BBC Scotland
  • Backchat- Dave
  • BBC Radio 1
  • BBC Radio 1Xtra - Unexpected Fluids Podcast
  • BBC New Comedy Award - BBC Radio 4 Extra
  • Laura Whitmore’s Sunday Session - BBC Radio 5 Live
  • Online: BBC Quickie with Brennan Reece and Rosie Jones
  • Festivals:

  • Edinburgh Festival Fringe
  • Leicester Comedy Festival
  • Henley Festival
  • Great Yorkshire Fringe
  • Guildford Fringe
  • BedFringe
  • Download Festival
  • Offbeat Festival
  • Watford Fringe

Media & Press