Writer for Mock the Week (BBC)
Production Team for Taskmaster (Dave)
As seen/heard on BBC 1, ITV, Chanel 4, Radio 2, Radio 4, Radio 4Xtra
Jewish Comedian of the Year 2015
Lastminute Comedy Comedian of the Year 2015
Philip Simon is a stand up comedian, actor and writer. He has most recently been gigging throughout the UK, as well as appearances in New York, Scandinavia, Europe, the Middle East and Auckland. He has also been working as a rehearsal guest on Taskmaster for Dave, The Imitation Game for ITV and BBC TV's Mock the Week, for which he has also written a number of broadcasted jokes.
As well as writing sketches for BBC Radio 4 Xtra's Newsjack and The Canal Cafe's Newsrevue, Philip is in high demand as a regular contributor of material to other comedians on the circuit, working with them to edit existing jokes and develop new ideas.
As an actor, Philip trained at the Guildford School of Acting, since when his screen and stage roles have included “Any Human Heart” (...
Liberal Jewish Synagogue• 26 Nov 2017
In 2016 Philip came up with the idea of running a fundraising comedy night at our synagogue – a completely untried and untested event in the history of the establishment. As chair of the fundraising committee, all I had to do was create the publicity, sell the tickets (we sold out – 130 tickets) and run the event – Philip did everything else! From advising on the format of the evening, via booking a really great set of comedians including a brilliant headline act to suit the audience, moving sea...
Christina Harding• 30 Nov 2018
"Philip handled our last minute emergency brilliantly.
Putting us at ease and sending three fantastic comedians.
A great night was had by all."
Mahadev• 26 Jan 2019
Lisa Bard, Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue• 18 Nov 2018
"I had to organise a comedy evening as a charity fundraiser and turned to Philip to compile an evening of comedy for us. I told Philip the type of audience he needed to cater to and he followed the brief perfectly. He provided a fabulous smorgasbord of comedians with a surprise headline act of Dave Johns who had just taken the starring role of ""I, Daniel Blake"". The evening was such a success that we hired him again a year later - again he provided an evening of assorted comedy to ensure that ...
Michelle Sicheri• 20 May 2016
"Thank you for our first Comedy night at St Michaels. The organisation from your side was very professional and all of us on the PTA were very impressed with this and the level of commitment shown by yourself to ensure our event was a huge success.
Your knowledge of how these events should be organised was invaluable and this was shown in the huge success of our event…leading to us making a profit for the school.
On the night your comedians were respectful of the Catholic ethos of the school, ...
- What other services to you provide?I can source other acts for your event if you wanted to have the option of more than one comedian. These acts can range from straight stand up comedy to musical comedy, character comedy, etc. I can also help with speechwriting for whatever even you're creating. Either starting from scratch or working with you to edit and develop something you've already written. This can be anything from formal presentations that you want to give an injection of humour, or a less formal speech such as a best man/groom wedding speech.
- Do you do open-air acts?Provided there is a decent sound system available to me and a willing audience, I can perform wherever you need.
- How long is the act?Anything up to 40 minutes
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