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Simon Kennedy managed not to lose money at his first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show "Fishing for Cigars" in 2001 at Melbourne's classy Chaise Lounge.
2002 was a very fruitful year for Simon with a successful one-man show "The Angina Monologues" at Sydney's famed Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre; the show was also a feature at the 2002 Melbourne Fringe Festival. In 2003, Simon starred in "The Show With No Name - Live" at Sydney's "Big Laugh Comedy Festival".
Besides being a fixture on Australia's stand-up comedy circuit, Simon can occasionally be seen treading the boards in efforts such as "The Theatre Sports Celebrity Challenge" at Sydney's Enmore Theatre.
Also "Simon Kennedy Stands Up! (with a Slice of Bevan)" is a feature on the 2006/2007 season program at Brisbane's Powerhouse Theatre.
For 4 years Simon has hosted "The Show With No Name" with comedian Steve Philp, on Nova 96.9fm (Sunday nights), until a name change and a higher profile slot in 2005 saw the birth of "Kennedy & Philp" Nova's Saturday morning Breakfast Show (7am - 9am). Now, Simon co-hosts "The Nova 9s with Simon & Justine" on Brisbane's Nova 106.9fm.
Simon has won 2 Commercial Radio Industry Awards (ACRAs) for Sketch Comedy and Radio Production, and has subsequently been featured as a regular wit and character voice specialist on radio stations across the country. Simon is "the guy who does the funny stuff between the songs on Nova"; in fact he is the resident comedy writer/character voice in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and Perth.
Simon's TV appearances in Australia include The Today Show (Channel 9), Canadian Comedy Club (The Comedy Channel), Joker Poker Series 1 & 2 (Channel 10), and with his bald cat on Harry's Practice (Channel 7), as well as numerous short films and television commercials for the UK and Australia.
recently Simon's talents as a voice actor have seen him playing Saddam Hussein,
Michael Jackson, and Justin Timberlake in the animated short-film "Atonement
Tonight" to be screened in cinemas and film festivals across the US. Also
look out for Simon as the voice of a Winston Churchill-esque British Bull-Dog
in the up-coming short feature "The Adventures of Roman Pilgrim".