Comedy legend Simon Palomares returns to Melbourne International Comedy Festival with a show about the dash, –, between the year of birth and year of death and what you do during that dash.
Simon was one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out of Work comedy stage show, which later evolved into the Acropolis Now TV series. He has performed comedy shows in the United States, Canada, Spain and Argentina, where he performs stand-up in Spanish. More recently, he has toured Australia in a combination cooking program and stand-up comedy show called Palomares Cooks Calamares.
Simon has worked as a writer in Madrid, Spain, for Lo Mas Plus, a nightly review program on Canal+, and directed a flamenco version of Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba at the Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne. He performed 2007–2011 with fellow comedians George Kapiniaris, Joe Avati and Jason Chong in a national tour of their show Il Dago. In July 2011 he was invited to the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal by Paramount Comedy (Spain) to record a Spanish comedy TV special for Canadian OMNI Channel. In 2011 he also produced a 13 episode series for C31 in Melbourne called Passion to Profession.
Last year he directed Latigo, a documentary on the Cuban comedy scene, which has won various awards around the world.
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