Simon – who starred as Will McKenzie in The Inbetweeners and Adam Goodman in Friday Night Dinner – has filmed his first-ever stand-up routine, which is premiering exclusively on Channel 4's streaming service All 4.
The comedian's debut stand-up special, called Debrief, is available to watch now, so if you fancy a laugh this evening, you know what to do.
Debrief, which was recorded at London's Boulevard Theatre last month, sees an undeterred Bird perform his first stand-up show in front of a live audience of 0. Well, at least there'll be no heckling.
Despite the deafening silence of an empty theatre, Simon uses Debrief as an opportunity to take a look at the decade leading up to the UK's response to the coronavius (COVID-19) pandemic.
Covering topics such as nationalism, sexism, the environment, and the NHS, Debrief has been billed as a "comic experiment", in which Simon asks: "Can you even really call yourself a stand-up comedian if you've never heard a single person laugh?"
We'll be laughing, Simon. Not that you'll know otherwise, mind.
Every episode of Friday Night Dinner is currently available to watch on All 4.
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