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.
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.
Mahadev• Jan. 26, 2019
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."
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."
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.
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.
- 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.
Solo Stand Up Performance
Corporate Awards Presenting
After Dinner Speaker
Comedy Fundraiser Organiser and Act Booker
Comedy Workshop Facilitator
Comedy Booker working with you to find the acts you're after