Quotes from the Press:

"A masterpiece. Simmons’ delivery is dead-on."
-Los Angeles Times

"For those in search of the truly zany, the undisputed king is Al Simmons… A popular wildly original performer…"
-Maclean’s Magazine

"A lightening bolt of wonderful lunacy..."
-Toronto Star

"His act, at once frenetic and engagingly simple, is a tour-de-force of ingenious, charming silliness."
-Globe and Mail

"You'll be consumed by laughter when Al Simmons lets his zany comedy loose."
- Variety

"Riotously funny! Simmons‚ props and costumes are wildly inventive in concept and ingenious in execution"
- Winnipeg Free Press

"Al Simmons’ antics transcend typical wackiness"
-Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"The best family entertainment ever to hit the Stampede"
-Calgary Sun

"I could write a book about Al Simmons. He's one of Canada’s - no the World’s - most inventive performers."
-Today's Parent

"Al Simmons' one-man-show of gags and tricks brings uproarious laughter."
-Yumiuri Shimbun, Tokyo, Japan

"Al Simmons is too funny to be missed. His live show features crazy vaudeville-inspired routines, wild costumes and bizarre gadgets that you really must see to believe."
-Pemberton Valley Newspaper

"A master of physical humour who rivals Jim Carrey. A wildly inventive musician and comic who conjures up the proudest Vaudeville traditions of Groucho Marx and Jerry Lewis."
-The Atmonte Gazette

"Simmons is an outrageously tall, bespectacled and absolutely loony Canadian genius for whom the label "musician" is just too limiting."
-Kitchener- Waterloo Record

"He’s very very, very, VERY ZANY but you can’t miss the fact that he’s also very bright, honestly witty, innovatively clever and extremely talented."
-Oak Park Wednesday Journal Chicago

"One of Canada's- No the worlds- most inventive performers."
-Todays Parent Jan 1/98

"Edmonton Folkfest, Simmons steals the show."
-Edmonton Journal

Praise of Al's recordings:

Something's Fishy at Camp Wiganishie

Nominated for a Juno

"Highly enjoyable!"
- Los Angeles Times

"What really sets Al apart from other family performers is the adroit way in which he juxtaposes adult and children’s humour. The result is something we can all enjoy."
- Today’s Parent

"...a terrific new Canadian star."
-Calgary Sun

"...a vaudevillian romp of 16 spectacularly varied songs that touch the imagination and tickle the funny bone."
- Treehouse Magazine

Celery Stalks at Midnight

Juno Award Winner
Parent's Choice Award Winner

"For those in search of the truly zany, the undisputed king is Al Simmons."
-Maclean's Magazine

" A masterpiece. Simmons' delivery is dead-on; the music is impeccable."
-Los Angeles Times

The Truck I Bought from Moe

Parent's Choice Winner
Nominated for a Juno Award

"He's one of Canada’s - no the World’s - most inventive performers. The music is superb .... and the lyrics are witty.....it continues in his tradition of offbeat unpredictability."
- Today’s Parent

"...a mercurial genius with a strong voice and original songs. Delightful."
- Victoria Times Colonist

Counting Feathers (Whitecap Books)

Words by: Al Simmons - Pictures by: Brian Floca
Based on the songs: "Counting Feathers & I Collect Rocks"

Short-listed for McNally-Robinson "Best Children's Book of 1998"

"This 32 page book is bursting with feathers of every variety. The sorting is going well until... oh no... somebody sneezed! There are feathers everywhere as Simmons takes young children on this fast-paced rhyming romp through the world of numbers. These pages reveal the pleasures and pitfalls of collecting and counting." The Regina Leader Post

"....a spirited read-aloud experience.....Floca’s cartoonish humorous scenes of elaborate forms of feather retrieval will keep kids laughing." Publishers Weekly

"I love this book!" Robert Munch

Quotes from Peers:

"Al is like my Chiropractor, he cracks me up."
-Raffi children’s entertainer

"Silliness in its purest form, he’s a one-man comedy team. Likely Canada’s best and most versatile comedian, whose off-the-wall musical wit can reduce an audience of all ages to tears of laughter. He would wince at the word genius but there it is… wince and for all."
-Cartoonist Lynn Johnston - creator of the comic strip "For Better or Worse"

"Al Simmons is one of the most intelligent, innovative and entertaining performers for children and adults. His brand of humour has kept us in stitches for years. We always look forward eagerly to one of Al’s shows."
-Sharon, Lois & Brain, children’s entertainers

"...the Thomas Edison of entertainers."
-Pat Boone, singer and actor

"He‚ a cult hero to fellow comedians, a giant among children‚s entertainers and a human being possessed of a bold personality all round."
-Vicki Gabereau, Radio/TV host

"Parker and I thank you so much for the CD's…. He loves to listen to all those wonderful songs."
-Rosie O'Donnell