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Simon Palomares

Between the year of birth and the year of death there’s a dash.....

 

A legend of Australian comedy returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new show. 

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Simon Palomares is a Spanish-Australian comedian and actor, best known for his character "Ricky" in Acropolis Now and the legendary WOGS OUT OF WORK. Just returned from Montreal, Canada, where he was invited by Comedy Central to perform at the prestigious JUST FOR LAUGHS comedy festival.

 

He has performed comedy shows in the United States, Canada, Spain and Argentina where he performs stand-up in Spanish. More recently, Palomares has toured Australia in a combination cooking program and stand-up comedy show called Palomares Cooks Calamares. Palomares studied drama and psychology at Deakin University and studied acting at the renowned Juan Carlos Corazza School in Madrid. He has worked as a writer in Madrid, Spain, for Lo Mas Plus, a nightly review program on Canal+,

 

Most recently he has performed for the program Nuevos Comicos for Comedy Central (Spain) and is completing a documentary called KO HO NAS for Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) and the BBC. Palomares has directed episodes of the TV series Neighbours and voiced video games such as Rome: Total War. Lately he has been seen in The Weekly, Wilosophy and the upcoming Australian Gansgter.

His documentary on Cuban comedians, Látigo, will be shown in cinemas this year.

About the Show

Between the year of birth and the year of death there’s a dash.....

 

A legend of Australian comedy returns to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a brand new show. 

The Dash “Between the year of birth and the year of death there’s a dash that represents all the time between those two events. What do you do with The Dash?”

Simon has been part of Australian comedy for three decades as a creator of Melbourne Comedy Festival, television series such as Acropolis Now, The Games, Romper Stomper, Neighbours and Australian Gangster. He has performed at the Montreal Comedy Festival and recently became an award winning film director with the documentary LATIGO about Cuban comedians. He performs all over the world in both English and Spanish. 

 

”FROM THE MOMENT HE HIT THE STAGE HE HAD THE AUDIENCE EATING OUT OF HIS HAND. A TALENTED STORYTELLER, PALOMARES IS BOTH APPEALING AND ENTERTAINING DELIVERING A HILARIOUS COMEDY EXPERIENCE" SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 

“A CHAINSAW OF COMEDY” THE AGE , MELBOURNE.

 

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