Z & G were lucky enough to have a chat in studio with Melbourne comedian Simon Taylor.

Simon tells all about how he got into stand-up, always having the performing flare, getting into Top Acts in high school.

Slowly transitioning out of being a magician doing jokes in between tricks, and transforming into a full stand-up show.

Spending time on and off in America, Simon landed a writing gig for the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, sending in jokes from Melbourne.

After writing for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno for 2 years, Simon moved onto writing for Shaun Micallef on his show Mad As Hell.

Simon tells Z & G about the trials and tribulations of writing Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows, this year being his 9th festival show.

Check Out Simon’s Facebook For Upcoming Gigs.