Healing Comedy Club is previewing Hot Wheels : Aaron Simmonds’ Brighton fringe show on Thursday 17 June. We’d love it if you joined us to watch this exciting comedian.
Thursday 17 June
6.30 – 7.10pm
FREE entry and pay what you want bucket at the end of the performance. (As part of OPEN’s mission to support emerging artists all proceeds go directly to the comedian.)
Click here to secure your seat!
Five years ago Aaron was given a nickname based solely on being in a wheelchair, which is upsetting as there is much more to him than his disability. The most annoying thing? It’s a really cool nickname.
Hot Wheels is a show all about the positive side of being disabled, from having a blue badge to disabled toilets to meeting “Jesus” and everything between.
About Aaron Simmonds
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:
- The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2)
- BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC Two),
- The Edinburgh Show (BBC Scotland),
- Unexpected Fluids podcast (BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra)
- Laura Whitmore’s Sunday Session (BBC Radio 5 Live)
He’s also been seen and heard on BBC Three and BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has appeared in a BBC Quickie with Brennan Reece and Rosie Jones.
Aaron hosts The Superest Silliest Heroest Podcast – click here to listen or for transcripts of the episodes.
Aaron performed his critically-acclaimed debut show, Disabled Coconut, at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2019. He reached the final of the Amused Moose Comedy Award competition for best show and was nominated for Best Comedy Show in the Broadway World UK Edinburgh Fringe Awards. He also performed a work-in-progress show called, Aaron Simmonds And The Person That He Loves, at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe. Aaron has performed at the Great Yorkshire Fringe, Bedfringe, Guildford Fringe, Offbeat Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival and Nottingham Comedy Festival as well as at comedy clubs around the UK including The Comedy Store (Manchester), Glee, Just The Tonic, Hilarity Bites and Funhouse Comedy.
Aaron has cerebral palsy and is a professionally-trained personal trainer, as well as a former international basketball player and world champion powerlifter. He is an ambassador for Cerebra.
“Easy to see why he’s an award winner.”The Scotsman
About Healing Comedy Club
Every Thursday we hold a weekly open mic comedy night; all things and Covid-19 prevailing. It’s a great evening which aims to make you feel good. You get to see comedians at all stages of their careers, hear varied material and have a good laugh.
The venue is large and airy, yet has an intimate feel. The flexible seating means that we can arrange chairs in household bubbles and ensure everyone has a great view. We make sure the venue is sanitised before you come in, monitor the numbers in the room during the show and do our best to keep you safe.
Rudy Ilyas established Healing Comedy Club in 2018. They do most of their contact via Facebook. To keep up to date with their gigs like and follow their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/healingcomedyclub/
If you are an act and want to perform, please email Rudy firstname.lastname@example.org
Do join us to preview Hot Wheels : Aaron Simmonds Brighton fringe show – click here to secure your seat!