Philip Simon

London
From: £300
Verified bookings: 19
Reviews: 11
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Price from: £300

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” (Channel 4) “My Family” & “According to Bex”, (BBC), “Rose and Maloney” (ITV), “Peppa Pig’s Party (UK Tour & West End), “The Winslow Boy”, (UK tour), and several productions at Theatre Royal, Windsor.

He has appeared in a number of television commercials, most recently for Enterprise Car Rental and Go Compare, and other companies including Nestea, 5 On Demand, Argos, Currys, Heathrow Airport, Hellman's, KFC, McDonalds and Mentos.

11 Reviews
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Paul Vinnicombe

June 15, 2019

I booked Philip for an evening presentation dinner and I could not recommend him enough. Philip was nice and early, really relaxed which in turn made me relaxed which was great. Philip was very flexible with a last minute change in the event schedule and his performance was tremendous, really good interaction with the crowd.
If I ever need a comedian for any event Philip would be my first choice.

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Mahadev

Jan. 26, 2019

Very Disappointed

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Christina Harding

Nov. 30, 2018

"Philip handled our last minute emergency brilliantly.
Putting us at ease and sending three fantastic comedians.
A great night was had by all."

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Lisa Bard, Edgware & Hendon Reform Synagogue

Nov. 18, 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 the audience had a very enjoyable evening. I would definitely recommend Philip - either for his own stand-up act or to organise another comedy evening."

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Radlett Reform Synagogue

Sept. 16, 2018

Philip was great to work with on our charity comedy evening. He understood our brief, worked within our budget and organised great acts. On the evening he proved to be a very professional and funny compere. I would very happily work with him again.

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Beaumont School PTA

May 12, 2018

Thank you the evening was a great success! It all went smoothly to plan and everyone was laughing their heads off the whole evening. The acts were all brilliant and it couldn’t have gone better. We look forward to another comedy night in the future.

Services From Philip Simon

Philip Simon
(11)

Comedy Speech Writing

Thank you for requesting a quote for this service. Have you ever given a presentation only to be told it was boring? Or found you've delivered what you thought was a really funny speech to silence, with none of your jokes making anyone laugh? Why not get a comedian to help beef up any of the following with some jokes: Wedding Speech - Best Man/Groom/Bride/Father of the Bride Corporate Speech in a Board Meeting or AGM Corporate Presentation Annual Reports/Newsletters Whether you wanted something started from scratch, or just want some tweaks made to an existing project, for just an initial setup fee, followed by a reasonable hourly rate, I'd be happy to work with you, either in person or remotely via email to enhance whatever it is you're working on. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you to create a fantastic speech. Best wishes, Philip
From: £75 per event
Philip Simon
(11)

Corporate Awards Presentation Events

In terms of the structure of the night, this can be discussed once a booking is made, but usually, the idea would be that assuming you are planning on having a meal as part of your event, only the food has been eaten and cleared, I would take to the stage to perform my set. This would last about 15-20 minutes, after which time I would introduce the theme of the night. That might be: Presenting Corporate Awards Introducing Corporate Speakers Extended comedy set if that is all is required Please note that if I’m not available myself for your chosen date I will work with you to find a suitable replacement act. With all this in mind, quotes start from a competitive market rate and I hope that by looking at my profile here and wider online presence you will be happy to work with me. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you to create a fantastic event for you.
From: £1000 per event
Philip Simon
(11)

Full Comedy Night With Compere & 2-4 acts

Thank you for requesting this quote. As this is an automatic quoting system, please note we can't finalised budgets until we've spoken about your needs. I organise events like this all the time, so know how to get the best from your budget. In terms of the structure of the night, this can be discussed once a booking is made, but usually it would be: Opener: 20 mins Middle act: 20 mins or 2 x 10 mins Closer: 25 mins You can have 1 or 2 breaks between the acts, so you can sell more drinks. Please note the comedy must be in a separate room so it’s not competing with non-audience. Comedy isn’t like music, which can be background noise whilst people chat, so must be the sole focus. Quotes start as listed & the level of “celebrity” can be increased the more you can spend. I hope that by looking at my profile and wider online presence you will be happy to work with me. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you to create a fantastic event. Best wishes Philip
From: £750 per event
Philip Simon
(11)

Stand Up Comedian At Your Event - 20 Minutes

Thank you requesting this quote. As this is an automatic quoting system, please note that budgets can't be finalised until we have had a conversation about your needs. I organise events like this all the time, so know how to get the best out of your budget. For instance, here are a few key things to think about: The comedy shouldn’t be longer than about 20-30 minutes. The “audience”, who really are guests at your event, can lose focus very easily. Comedy isn’t like music, which can be background noise whilst people carry on their conversations, so must be the sole focus at the time of performance. If I’m not available myself I will work with you to find a suitable replacement act. With all this in mind, quotes start from a competitive market rate and I hope that by looking at my profile here and wider online presence you will be happy to work with me. I look forward to hearing from you and hopefully working with you to create a fantastic event for you. Best wishes Philip
From: £550 per event
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FAQ
  • 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
  • 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.


Set List/Services

Solo Stand Up Performance
Corporate Awards Presenting
After Dinner Speaker
Event Compere
Comedy Fundraiser Organiser and Act Booker
Speech Writing/Editing
Script Editing
Comedy Workshop Facilitator
Comedy Booker working with you to find the acts you're after

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