Simon Palomares

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Simon Palomares
Born Düsseldorf, Germany
Occupation Actor and Comedian

Simon Palomares (born in Düsseldorf, Germany) is a Spanish-Australian comedian and actor, best known for his character "Ricky" in Acropolis Now.[1]


Palomares studied drama and psychology at Deakin University (Rusden) and studied acting at the renowned Juan Carlos Corazza School in Madrid. Recently he completed a post-graduate degree in arts and entertainment management at Deakin University.

Stand-up comedy and theatre[edit]

Palomares was one of the creators and stars of the Wogs Out of Work[2] comedy stage show, which later evolved into the Acropolis Now TV series.[3][4] He has performed comedy shows in the United States, Canada, Spain and Argentina where he performs stand-up in Spanish. More recently, Palomares has toured Australia in a combination cooking program and stand-up comedy show called Palomares Cooks Calamares.

Palomares 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 Palomares 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.

Television and film[edit]

Most recently he has performed for the program Nuevos Comicos on Paramount Comedy (Spain) and completed a documentary called KO HO NAS (Cojones) for Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) shown in Australia on 11 November 2009. He wrote and directed a short film, The Usual, which was acclaimed at the St Kilda Film Festival.

In 2006, he created, co-hosted and commentated on The Foosy Show, a program where contestants play table football (foosball), with George Kapiniaris on Channel 31 in Melbourne. In addition to his acting credits, he appeared as himself in an episode of the ABC series Smallest Room in the House, a series in which stand-up comedians told true stories of their upbringing.

Palomares has directed episodes of Neighbours and was second unit director on Totally Full Frontal. He has also provided voices in the video games Rome: Total War (2004) and Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (2005).



  1. ^ Johnson, Hugh, 1939- & Palomares, Simon & Australian Broadcasting Corporation 1998, Bullfighting to Buddha, ABC TV Comedy, [Sydney, N.S.W.?]'A comedy program featuring Simon Palomares, dealing with his own life as a Spanish immigrant, and problems and comic situations of migrants in Australia.
  2. ^ Ward, Peter 'Why wogs is not a four letter word [The comedy show Wogs Out of Work]. In Australian. Magazine. (1-2 Apr 1989), 26+.
  3. ^ 'Acropolis Now' 1989-08-16. Variety, vol. v336, no. n5, pp. p62(1).
  4. ^ Acropolis now summary

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