Paul McDermott and the cast and guests on Good News Week, photo courtesy of GNWTV
Ian Simmons has been writing professionally for over 25 years. He’s been a head writer / script producer for Andrew Denton, Good News Week, The Glass House, The Sideshow and Wednesday Night Fever.
Ian has worked for all five free-to-air networks, and has written for Shaun Micallef’s Mad As Hell, the Logie, ARIA and AACTA Awards, and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Ian has also worked in radio, as a book and copy editor, and for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. He’s won eleven Writers’ Guild Awards, one AFI and one ARIA, and in 2012 received the Fred Parsons Award for Outstanding Contribution to Australian Comedy at the Australian Writers’ Guild Awards.