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Sam Simmons, Soho Theatre

Sam Simmons, Soho Theatre

Australian comic's absurdist and delightfully daft take on a midlife crisis

Sam Simmons: the award-winning Australian gives a deliberately shamateur performance

The award-winning Australian comedian Sam Simmons is shuffling around in a pair of bread loaves. He's wearing them like slippers and trying to take bites out of them at the same time. Indeed, his tremendously silly show, Fail, is essentially a shambles. This is the overarching joke: it's his absurd non-sequiturs and his tongue-in-cheek, shamateur performance style that reduce his audience to spasms of laughter.

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