Comedian, Writer. TV and Radio Host
Simon Taylor is a Melbourne-born comedian, who by the age of 24 became a writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles. Since then he has written for Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on the ABC and Magic for Humans on Netflix. Since then he has appeared on Just for Laughs and became the first ever Australian to perform stand-up on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Simon’s debut novel, One-Night Stand, is being published by comedy-centric publisher Larrikin House. It tells the story of a comedian who has a one-night stand and is told that he is going to be a father. Simon’s wild imagination has lead him to write a children’s book for 3 to 6 years olds. A story about a young girl sneezing magical creatures into her bedroom makes all ages laugh.
In 2018 Network Ten commissioned a pilot for Simon’s very own variety talk show: Fun Times with Simon Taylor. The show has since been approved and the first season is currently in
development. Simon’s experience as a host has built rapidly over the years on television and online programs. Hosting credits include:
- That Startup Show: a live comedy talk show about the tech startup world.
- Live from The Basement: a variety show featuring Tim Ferguson from The Doug Anthony All Stars and comedian Nick Cody.
- Melbourne 22: a lifestyle program reporting on culture and events.
After six years as a broadcaster on community radio, Simon has featured as a host on commercial networks such as Fox FM, Nova and 5AA. He’s also a regular guest on ABC 774, Joy FM, and Triple R.
Simon has performed over 5000 shows across 40 cities around the world and has had 30 million views across YouTube, Facebook and Tik Tok.