Bring­ing out the an­i­mal

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Comedy - Tanya MacNaughton

AUSSIE co­me­dian Sam Sim­mons may split his time be­tween Lon­don and Los Angeles th­ese days but ad­mits it is not as glam­orous for him as it sounds.

“I flew in from the UK to­day and am cur­rently in a ho­tel in down­town Los Angeles,” Sim­mons said.

“At Cus­toms in the US I had a photo taken of me and I looked fat and old.

“That, cou­pled with jet lag and all the beau­ti­ful peo­ple sur­round­ing me in this ho­tel foyer, and I’m feel­ing a bit vul­ner­a­ble.”

Sim­mons is set to get on another plane when he flies home to Australia this month where, amid his need for an Aus­tralian break­fast, watch­ing MasterChef and hang­ing out with his bud­dies, he will per­form his 2016 Mel­bourne In­ter­na­tional Com­edy Fes­ti­val stand-up show Not A Peo­ple Per- son at Re­gal Theatre on June 25.

De­scrib­ing his comic style as “ful­lon, sur­real and dif­fi­cult”, Sim­mons said the in­spi­ra­tion for his lat­est of­fer­ing was not that funny.

“I guess it’s just about my dis­dain for peo­ple and my love for an­i­mals,” he said.

“I’m so grumpy th­ese days; I think I’m not afraid to call out the id­iot and I re­alise I’m not at all per­fect.”

Sam Sim­mons and friend.

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