Left to right: Dominic Holland, Bennett Arron,
Philip Simon and Sindhu Vee, about to entertain members of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue
Comedy nights are a proven method of raising money for schools, charities and other organisations. They provide the audience with a positive sense of community, encouraging them to socialise with others. If open to the general public, these events also offer a fantastic showcase of your organisation's extra-curricular activities.
Philip is able to work with you to run the perfect comedy night. Be it a fundraiser, a celebration or just a social event, Philip, or a member of his team, will book the right acts for your audience, as well as running the entire show on the night. All you'll have to do is sell the tickets, set up the room and enjoy the night.
Many organisations have come back to book further comedy nights, which is a testament to how well these are run and how successful they are as fundraisers, but don't just take his word for it. Here's what some of Philip's clients have said:
Ideal as social events for pubs, or fundraising events for schools and charities,
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 seamlessly to ensuring that the staging, sound and lighting were sorted, to being our compere for the evening and ensuring that the event flowed effortlessly, Philip was instrumental not only in helping us raise loads of money, but also in our swift decision to run a second comedy night in 2017. This proved as successful as the first event, with Philip selecting another perfect trio of comedians as well as holding the whole event together as compere again. I am in no doubt that when we decide we run another comedy night, I will ask Philip to work with us again to put on another slick and professional event.
(Liberal Jewish Synagogue)
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.
(Irene Blaston, Chair, Radlett Reform Synagogue)
Philip Simon and his team of stand-up comedians promised a night of hilarity, and we were not disappointed. Ever the professional compere from start to finish, Philip made sure the audience felt comfortable in his capable hands, whilst ensuring his exciting and diverse line up of acts kept us entertained to the max. The comedians showcased were all absolutely brilliant. The assembly hall roof nearly came off with the amount of mirth generated. The evening was a huge success and one which we intend to repeat. Huge thanks must go to Philip and his team for making our comedy night definitely one to remember.
(Edge Grove School PTA)
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, whilst still delivering an adult evening.
Many thanks for also for helping us with the promotion of the event. Everyone who attended on the night had a fantastic evening and we will certainly be arranging another.
(St Michael's Catholic School PTA)