If you are easily offended or like your comedy with some political commentary or depth, then this is not the show for you.
Simmons’ work is irreverent, frivolous and just plain odd.
That is, in fact, entirely the point.
You see Sam Simmons to have a laugh at something society says you shouldn’t, or something silly – it’s a break from taking life too seriously.
I think half the crowd missed the memo, and at times, there was awkward silence or muffled snort-laughs from those conflicted on whether they should let themselves enjoy the joke or not.
Some people probably thought ‘this show is bombing’, when Simmons made ‘fair enough’ comments at the end of his outrageous one-liners which did not garner roars of laughter.
But this is where the magic happens – between the scripted jokes and karaoke-style gags, Simmons shines with his off-the-cuff and observational humour, thriving on the awkward murmurs in the room, leaving people shocked and smirking through it all.
His response to the audience is half the fun.
This is a karaoke show where Simmons sings about everything from removing lint from your jeans to the benefits of knees – which on paper, does not sound funny.
But his delivery, paired with a few ‘you can’t say that’ comments and ability to not take anything too seriously makes it hilarious.
Surprisingly, he has great vocal range and can hold a note just like he can hold the audience in bewilderment.
Sure, Sam Simmons is not everyone’s cup of tea.
He’s the long-iced version, a mix of quirkiness and colour, set to leave you rolling (on the floor laughing, in this instance!) if you are willing to just let go and be a bit cheeky.