Well, I'm not sure what algorithms you've been seeing these past few days, but aren't you a lovely bunch! 🥰

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First of all, thank you to everyone who's reached out recently asking how you can support creative #freelancers like me with everything we've been doing in Lockdown. It will come as no surprise to hear it's been a crap year, but there have been moments of light that have helped.
Naturally live comedy is currently not an option, so pretty much everything went online. Somehow, most of my work now seems to be for children (but more on that shortly). In the meantime, @HYOC2020 have some great ways to support those in the cultural & creative world.
It's amazing the variety of ways we've been able to stay creatively active & viable.
From creating content for Youtube (youtube.com/PhilipsComedy) & TikTok (tiktok.com/@PhilipsComedy) to all the podcasts you've enjoyed (including @JewTalkin | jewtalkintome.com)
But surprisingly for me, having spent years gigging on the adult UK comedy circuit, most of the content I've created has been for children struggling through #lockdown & #homeschooling.

It's these projects, and the money raised for @FareShareUK, of which I'm most proud.
So, whether your kids (or you, that's ok too) are fans of Daddy Pig, Limericks or children's jokes (youtube.com/SchoolsOutCome… | @SOComedyClub) you can support some of the things I've been doing right here: philipsimon.co.uk/shop

Thank you 🙌🏻

#SaveLiveComedy #SaveTheArts

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16 Jul 20
Joke Thread:

I can't for the life of me work out why it's safe to reopen gyms, but live comedy is still considered dangerous?!?

So here are some jokes about gyms & exercise I wish I was allowed to tell in a live comedy club!

On my first day at the gym I was given a gun and sent to shoot Nazis in the woods. Not how I'd imagined Resistance Training.
My personal trainer always gives me a Boost! Or a Twix. Whatever he’s got going spare really!
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11 Jul 20
I miss everything about being a #comedian, both on and off stage.

I’ll list some below but as we ask @OliverDowden to #SaveLiveComedy, as a comic or a punter, what do you miss about #LiveComedy?
I miss not knowing how a gig will go beforehands and then standing on stage telling jokes to a room that will judge a punchline in the moment & not based on any knowledge of how it’s been received before. I miss reading the room and editing as I go to get the best of a set.
I miss the awkward conversations with audience at gigs. The praise when things go well and avoidance of eye contact when you’ve died. I even miss hearing their jokes and being told “here, you can have that one for your skit!”
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7 Jul 20
Ah, the life of a #Freelancer ... a thread:

A lot has happened since lockdown, so perhaps you'd be so generous as to let me spill the beans on everything I've been up to over a coffee:

I've been slowly updating and adding new content to my YouTube comedy channel. It would be great to get a few more subscribers on there to help unlock some of the features only available to the super popular.

I created children's YouTube show School's Out Comedy Club - bit.ly/SchoolsOutCome…

Through this I've hosted a few local & international live streams for various children's groups - Cubs, Brownies, Guides, Scouts, Schools, etc...

Get in touch if you'd like to book one.
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13 Jun 20
Before I started comedy I taught #SexEducation, going into schools teaching about relationships, boundaries, puberty, that kind of thing.

When I say "going into schools", I was invited. I didn't just stand in the playground with a banana & a condom talking to kids about sex!
Hearing this, someone recently asked, "if you catch #CoronaVirus from a lover does that make it an STI?"

I said "no". Banging your head during sex wouldn’t mean a headache was an STI...actually in some relationships a headache could really be considered a form of contraception!
Thinking about this encounter, I was reminded of stuff the kids would ask.

In the spirit of “there’s no such things as a stupid question” we'd encourage them to ask anything, and to keep it anonymous they'd write it on a scrap of paper so no-one knew who asked the question.
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11 Aug 19
I know, "it's joke, it's just a joke", but the problem is, with something as serious as antisemitism, how do we know when it's not a joke?

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Today we had another pretty full room for Jew-O-Rama, which is the other show I'm doing alongside "Who's the Daddy Pig?"

You can find out more about it here:
Jew-O-Rama is a Jewish compilation show I run with @levenecomedy featuring the best Jewish and Jew "ish" comedians at the Fringe. We started last Saturday and so far we've had some fantastic acts and have played to really decent audience numbers.
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