Simon Taylor is an Australian stand-up comedian based in Sydney who began stand-up on the Melbourne comedy scene. Within two years he met Jay Leno on a trip to Los Angeles and was asked to be a writer on The Tonight Show.
Since then he has written for Shaun Micallef’s Mad as Hell on the ABC and for Comedy Central in the US. For two years, Simon was the host on Channel 31’s late night talk show Live on Bowen. He also hosts a popular web series, Beat Streets with Simon Taylor. His online content has often gone viral and he was a featured act on ABC’s Comedy Up Late.
His list of industry awards has stacked up to include: The Hotel Barkly Comedian of The Year Award, The Imarginarium Comedian of The Year Award, Greg Fleet’s Tiny, Tiny Rose Award and The Butterfly Club’s prestigious Under Our Wing Award, previously won by Tim Minchin and Sammy J.