“A Comedian going places”*
Join the 2017 BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough.
Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life - usually of people's belly buttons - gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well as a sore neck.
*Places with wheelchair access.
Ages 16+. £5. In the Old Fire Station Studio.
This is a work in progress.
"A class act" - Chortle
Jewish Comedian Of The Year 2017
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) and the BBC New Comedy Award (BBC Radio 4). He’s also been seen and heard on BBC Three, BBC Radio 4 Extra and BBC Radio 5 Live. Aaron has recently filmed a BBC Quickie with Brennan Reece and Rosie Jones.
Aaron performed a work-in-progress show called, Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves, at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. He’s also performed at the Leicester Comedy Festival and Nottingham Comedy Festival as well as at comedy clubs around the UK including Funhouse Comedy, Angel Comedy and The Comedy Store (Manchester).
Aaron is a professionally-trained personal trainer, and a former international basketball player and world champion powerlifter.