You’re invited to my ABC Stand-up Special

Thank you!

After a busy year of doing over 230 shows, I’ve officially been offered a one hour stand-up comedy special on the ABC. Without the support of fans and followers like you, I wouldn’t be in this position at all. So thank you for coming to shows and keeping track of me on social media. Gratitude for your support is on the forefront of my mind every time I step on stage.

The special will be filmed at The Enmore in Sydney. So if you would like free tickets or to pass on free tickets to Sydney-siders, the invite and RSVP email is below: rsvp@alist.com.au

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Only a few days ago I found myself at the Saturday Night Live studio at the 30 Rock building in New York.

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Getting to travel around America doing shows certainly makes me appreciate Australian food. I’ve been filming some fun video blogs to share soon. So stay tuned on my social media for those.

Thank you once again for helping me further this crazy old career. It’s a joy performing for you and I’d be nothing without you. Stay in touch.

Simon
xx

Dear Melbourne and Sydney

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So far this year I have done over 200 gigs across three cities, I’ve received three awards from my peers, I have been given seven 4 star reviews, been described as “the star of the festival”, filmed my stand-up for ABC’s Comedy Up Late, had street art painted of me and now I’ve been offered a job at Comedy Central in Los Angeles.
 
I’m spending my last few days in Melbourne sipping soy chai lattes and being grateful. If you would like to see me before I head off, now’s the time to book.
 
Thank you to my hard working agents at A-List, the room bookers that keep having me on, the kind reviewers, my supportive friends and peers, festival staff, and the audiences that are just a joy to play to. Also a big thanks to everyone who has donated to the Father Bob Foundation at the end of my shows. The money will go to people who really need it.
 
If you’ve seen me already and want some festival tips: Beau Stegmann Comedy, Bart Freebairn and Tegan Higginbotham are my recommendations.
 
I’ll be back and forth for shows of course but until then thanks for being rad.
 
Simon xx

Simon Taylor – Human: REVIEWS

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★★★★ – The Advertiser
★★★★ – The Clothesline
★★★★ – Entertainment Hive
★★★★ – 5AA
★★★★ – Aspire Magazine
★★★★ – The West Australian

Well friends, I’ve worked my butt off this past year to bring you the hilarious show you deserve. The reviews are now in and the stars are tacking up! The Advertiser said:

“Simon Taylor is not just a comedian — he is a singer, dancer, actor and magician all rolled into one in this 50-minute comedy hit.”

The Clothesline described me as an:

“Outstanding stand-up comedian.”

And The West Australian said the show’s:

“Well-rounded comedy is intelligent and thought provoking.”

Mum and Dad liked it too.

Book tickets now to save disappointment. Mine, mainly.
Adelaide tix: http://bit.ly/SimonAdFringe
Melbourne tix: http://bit.ly/1RHucfv
Sydney: http://bit.ly/1R2f7AZ
USA: TBA

Simon Taylor – Human

My new festival show will be touring Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. Exciting!

This show is about human identity across cultures and our personal introspection in relation to the interaction with extern……. IT’S HEAPS OF FUNNY JOKES! Check the festival programs online for details and I’ll see you there.

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Signed, sealed and time to deliver.

IT’S OFFICIAL! I’m so chuffed to announce that I have been signed to A-List Entertainment😀

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Growing up I was always in awe of Carl Barron, Arj Barker, Stephen K Amos, The Umbilical Brothers, Kitty Flanagan, Akmal, Jimeoin and the other legends of comedy in this country. Now I’ve been tucked under the A-List wing next to them, I am so grateful I’ve been doing a daily happy dance.

They‘ll be producing my festivals shows at Perth Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival this year and beyond. So those of you who have supported me thus far in my comedy endeavours, especially when I was broke and needed every dollar you spent on my tickets, this is no small thanks to you. I hope to give you a big old hug when I see you next. Make sure you demand one xx

Hopping around Sydney

Hello, Sydney friends. Would love to hang out this coming week as I have a whole bunch of shows on. Come say g’day.

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Here are the gigs:

Thurs, Nov 19 – Comedy Store (Guest Spot)
Thurs, Nov 19 – Crane Bar (Headliner)
Fri, Nov 20 – Comedy Store (Guest Spot)
Fri, Nov 20 – Happy Endings (Support Spot)
Sat, Nov 21 – Comedy Store (Guest Spot)
Sat, Nov 21 – Happy Endings (Support Spot)
Sun, Nov 22 – Harold Park Hotel (Full Hour Solo Show – COME TO THIS ONE!)
Mon, Nov 23 – Manly Boats (Support Spot)
Tues, Nov 24 – Enmore Comedy Club (Guest Spot)
Wed, Nov 25 – Oatley Hotel (Support Spot)
Thurs, Nov 26 – Mic in Hand (Headliner)

A week with Stephen

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I must say I’m chuffed to have been on tour with the inimitable Stephen K Amos this past week. We zipped around NSW for five days, performing in all sorts of venues to all wonderful crowds. I’m humbled to have been opening for such a pro. And by humbled I mean I can’t wait to headline those venues myself. Comedy!

Thanks Mary, Hannah, Ben, Aaron and all the legends along the way that made it so rad. And a massive thanks to you, Stephen. You’re the best.

Los Angeles and the pursuit of improvement

The LA stand-up comedy scene is two things: big fancy shows with celebrities and lowly open mics with sadness. I’m lucky enough to get booked on big fancy shows from time to time but I always make sure I keep my comedy muscles exercised at open mics. No pain, no gain and all that. And let me tell you, open mics are pretty painful.

The above fact is why I’m compelled to share with you that last night I had the best open mic experience I’ve ever had. All thanks to a bunch of dedicated up-and-comers who wouldn’t take “this open mic isn’t on” for an answer.

At 11:30pm I stepped out of my Uber and walked up to The Next Stage Theatre; it’s a small space on the second floor of a strip mall. The room runner wasn’t there and the show should have started. The three other comics who gingerly arrived were as disappointed as I was. Our training gym was closed and we just wanted to pump some comedy iron.

“Let’s just do it outside” I said. One comic had sat on a pee-flooded bus to be there, so was more than happy to make the most of it. The others agreed.

What proceeded was four comics standing on a balcony at a strip mall performing their sets to each other with an non-comedian audience of one cockroach. We listened, reacted, gave each other notes and ultimately bonded in our commitment to our craft. The intimacy and consideration we gave each other far surpassed the cold and despondent nature of many open mics in town. I learned more in that setting than from dosens of gigs this trip, all thanks to the determination of the other comedians to constantly improve.

So a message to my comedy comrades in LA: the mics are what you make them. Thanks to Michelle, Jordan and Saurabh for making ours so good.

La Open Mic