Aaron Simmonds: Disabled Coconut

Comedy (storytelling)

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  • Accessibility:
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Join the BBC New Comedy Award finalist and wheelchair enthusiast as he tells you about how his first paid gig led to him performing on BBC2 a year later, and what happens when you are being trolled online for not being disabled enough. Aaron is far better at stand-up than standing up and his unique perspective on life – usually of people's belly buttons – gives him a distinctive edge in his performances as well as a sore neck. Jewish Comedian of the Year 2017. 'A class act' (Chortle.co.uk).

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General venue access

  • Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There are 19 steps into this venue if not taking the lift.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Paul Saint 30 days ago

So refreshing to spend an hour being both entertained and shocked with the frankness of the amazing Aaron Simmonds. Grab a ticket, and your sides, as mine haven’t stopped hurting yet. Sheer brilliance. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Mike Shaw 32 days ago

Aaron Simmonds hilariously captivates an audience for an hour, apparently effortlessly demonstrating how to build a great rapport with the audience as he tells his stories about his love-life as a straight, white, Jewish man, who happens to have cerebral palsy. Non-stop laugh out loud, without the aid of alcohol I might add, as it was barely the afternoon, Aaron was able to bust some myths around disability, talk about his arse-kicking grandma, and get his own back on some idiots on social media! Best solo comic I've seen so far at the Fringe, and he's set the bar very high for my remaining time.

Clippity Cloppity 33 days ago

Olympic chair jumping should be an actual thing. Cringey first date stories, vicious gran comebacks and so much more in between. This guy is hilarious and definitely one to watch.

Lydia Massiah 34 days ago

My 16yo son had been recommended this show by a friend - and after seeing Aaron we wanted to pass the tip on! Hugely engaging and funny - hilarious stories that made us all laugh out loud - and the whole piece was fabulously constructed! The hour flew by! A super talent that mustn't be missed!

Neil Finlayson 35 days ago

Thanks to @rollingcomedian Aaron for a very funny hour with his new show #DisabledCoconut - Great storyteller with hilarious jokes, I hope this is the continuation of an increased presence on the circuit- Get a ticket and look forward to seeing him next year. Geoffrey xx

Sophie Earle 39 days ago

Aaron is a truly hilarious comedian. Was a real pleasure to watch something so hilarious at the fringe. I hope he goes far and next time brings his 84 year old grandmother. She sounds amazing!

Charlotte 40 days ago

Worth seeing.
Seriously funny guy.
The hour flew by.

Jamie Murray 41 days ago

Excellent show. I highly recommend you drop by and watch this one. He is a top lad and top comedian.

Steve Moore 42 days ago

Aaron's show was terrific. The only negative takeaway is that I really wanted to see a show from his grandmother afterwards!

Gerry Brennan 43 days ago

Great show! Really funny and the hour flew by!

Terry Charleton 43 days ago

Absolutely loved this show, so so funny , well worth going along for a visit . Only downside was that he didn’t juggle coconuts, can’t have everything.

Cy chambers 45 days ago

We all pee in disabled toilets. Who knew?!
As a parent of a 15 year old wheelchair user, it’s refreshing to laugh with and about life from a waist-height perspective. Honest and humorous, Aaron comes packed full of punch with a gran that sounds like she’s ready to take on the world (and dickheads) a much as this comedian.

Jon Watkins 45 days ago

I really enjoyed Aaron's show. As a person with a physical disability it is great to see a comedian who is defined by his abilities, to make people laugh, rather than what he can't do. Very inspiring and truly hilarious. If only it had been in a larger venue so more people could enjoy this show. Thouroughly recomended to all. Thanks.

David Stewart 46 days ago

Funny, witty and a great story teller! Definitely see him here as next time will be larger venues and then you can say you saw him here first! So good, take my word go see him!

Chris Dobson 46 days ago

Finding acres of warmth, positivity and properly funny ground in tales of being trolled online for not being disabled enough, Aaron is a thoroughly recommended way in which to start a day of Fringe.

A natural raconteur who immediately endears himself to his audience.

Ben L 47 days ago

Aaron is hilarious; only potentially superseded by his Grandmother. Would recommend to anyone who wants a giggle.

Hannah 47 days ago

Hilarious. Olympic level stool skills!

Tom Ayre 47 days ago

Brilliant show from a comic who is incredibly funny, as well as being gluten intolerant. There's some stuff about wheelchairs... 5/5

Margaret Russell 48 days ago

I saw Disabled Coconut today and I laughed so hard I cried. Aaron Simmonds might be the funniest human on earth. See this show!

Adam G 50 days ago

I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to see Aaron and I would definitely pay to see him again in the future. A great collection of funny stories and anecdotes that ran together in a hilarious way leading to an amusing insight in to Aarons life.

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The List (3/5 stars) 25 days ago

Enjoyable debut about various reactions to disability...

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Chortle (3.5/5 stars) 32 days ago

Should any explanation be needed, Aaron Simmonds has taken a derogatory term used for black or Asian people who are considered ‘white on the inside’ – and therefore somehow Traitor to their ethnicity – as the title for his show. For although he has cerebral palsy, he was accused of...

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 41 days ago

I feel there is some sort of complaint to be made about a show called Disabled Coconut that turns out not really to be about disability at all. ...

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Broadway Baby (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

You’ll learn two things from Aaron Simmonds’ Disabled Coconut. The first is that you should never, ever get on the wrong side of his Gran on social media, because – age 84 – she’ll tear you down with 'pushing the envelope' wit. Secondly, the talent clearly runs in the family,...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 42 days ago

Aaron Simmonds isn’t happy with his venue. For most people, performing at Dexter in the bowels of McEwan Hall would be pretty cushy – nestled in the heart of the Fringe, mere seconds away from the action above ground. But for Simmonds, it’s a big inconvenience. Because Dexter, despite its...

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Fest (3/5 stars) 44 days ago

It may seem like an odd complaint to level against a standup, but Aaron Simmonds really does like to talk about himself. While the labyrinthine series of coincidences and chance encounters he relates to us here is admittedly anecdotal gold that few comedians could resist using as the basis of...

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Broadway World (4/5 stars) 47 days ago

Disabled Coconut is a show based around the time that comedian Aaron Simmonds was trolled online about not being "properly disabled". He immediately tells the audience that he has cerebral palsy- and that is it ok for us to laugh at his jokes about it. It's a lovely way to...

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