Simon Kennedy is in demand as a comedian for corporate events and the comedy circuit. He also keeps very busy as a voice-over artist, and writer for television, radio, and print.
Kennedy's TV appearances include Stand Up Australia (The Comedy Channel), Joker Poker Series 1 & 2 (Channel 10), Today Show (Channel 9), Harry’s Practice, Home & Away (Channel 7), Thursday Night Live (ONE HD) as well as numerous television commercials for the UK and Australia. Simon was also seen as an Australian finalist in Last Comic Standing on the NBC Network in the USA. He is also developing a few TV projects of his own.
His skills as a voice artist saw Simon provide all the character voices for the award winning animated short films Atonement Tonight, a parody of the Iraq War, and Barney The Whitehouse Terrier, screening at various Academy Award qualifying festivals internationally. Also, keep an ear out for Simon’s voice in the upcoming short feature The Adventures of Roman Pilgrim by acclaimed Director Anny Slater.
Simon’s first Melbourne International Comedy Festival show was Fishing for Cigars in 2001, followed by his successful one-man show The Angina Monologues at Sydney’s famed Old Fitzroy Hotel Theatre and the 2003 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Simon can occasionally be seen treading the boards in efforts such as The Theatre Sports Celebrity Challenge (2005) at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre, Simon Kennedy Stands Up! (with a Slice of Bevan) 2006 at Brisbane’s Powerhouse Theatre and 1 NIGHT STAND a comedy gala at Newcastle’s Civic Theatre, Townsville Entertainment Centre and Sydney’s Capitol Theatre along-side Pete Rosethorn, Julia Zemiro, and many more.
In addition to hosting The Show With No Name and Kennedy & Philp on Sydney's Nova 96.9fm, Simon was the Chief Creative Writer for the Nova Radio Network across Australia for 7 years. Simon has also provided characters and comedy sketches to Triple M Sydney.
Simon has picked up a few awards for some unknown reason too; Commercial Radio Industry Awards (‘ACRA’s) for Best Comedy Segment (1998) and Best Radio Production (2004), and again in 2006 he was a finalist for Best Comedy Segment.
Simon Kennedy was the inspiration for the character Simon Hennessy in the kids novel “Radio Rebels” by Author and Actor Tempany Deckert.