Tom Simmons: Tom was born the only boy and middle child to a close-knit family that moved a lot. At a young age Tom immersed himself in reading, from the imaginative world of comic books to the authentic world of non-fiction novels; anything was fair game. Tom questioned everything and everyone, respectfully… but with absolutely no respect at all.
Now a 21 year veteran of stand-up comedy, Tom has remained a power player in an industry where comics fail, and often. For over two decades he has travelled on national tours, headlined comedy-clubs, won comedy festival awards and made numerous TV appearances on major networks including: Comedy Central, Showtime, BET, Bounce TV, Comedy.TV, Laughs on FOX, and COMICS Unleashed.
A self-described contrarian, his style of comedy will remind you of that funny friend who has you laughing so hard your stomach hurts. Pulling from everyday situations as a father and husband, Tom finds comedy wherever he takes a good look. He likes to make stupid people and smart people laugh because he sees himself as both.
Whether it be a corporate retreat, a cruise ship deck or a morning show, this (predominately) liberal comedian has a knack for making people of all walks laugh pretty hard in literally any situation. Tom aims to be that comedian that speaks the truth and says what people can’t, in a funny way of course.
Tom Simmons is blazing his own path (he never moved to NY or LA, contrary to nearly everyone’s advice) and creating a career to die for. If you can’t see him in person (which you will regret), Tom’s comedy albums are available on Amazon and iTunes, he has a Pandora channel, and appears on the popular segment “Mad as Hell,” on the FOX syndicated show, LAUGHS. Tom also writes and shoots the reoccurring web series called “So Then There’s This,” where he delivers his unique take on current events, pop culture, and more.
Once upon a time a Jesus freak (his mother) and a Green Beret (his father) fell in love, got married and during an act of recreational afternoon delight forgot to use protection. Nine months later a comedian was born. He was named Danny Bevins because the staff at Tampa General Hospital believed the name Dreamkiller Bevins was inappropriate. Since then he’s been arrested, fined, fired, beaten up and excommunicated while being called a juvenile delinquent, soldier, flight attendant, patient, husband, father and lately “disturbingly hilarious”.
Gotham Comedy Live
Billy Gardell Present’s Road Dogs: Chicago
Red Light Comedy: Live From Amsterdam
TBS Sullivan And Son
American Wiseass – Producer
Comics On Duty: We Love You Mrs. Bevins
Winner of 2000 San Francisco Comedy Competition