Josephine Simple (they/them)* is a comedian, journalist, and marketing consultant.
They have written humor pieces for The New Yorker, made videos for Slate, and currently work with Fortune 500 companies to develop purposeful brand identities.
Simple’s performances combine comedy, street dance, fake philosophy, and clowning.
Zen monks have described their work as “total mind body transformation” and “Is it still comedy if it kind of breaks your heart?”
Simple has performed at the Fringe Festival, the Ice Factory Festival, the Exponential Festival, the PIT, the UCB, Dixon Place, the Duplex, the subway, and other venues.
Simple is a trained hypnotist and a street-dance disciple of Ghost, O.G. of the Possession style of Bruk Up.
Simple is also the world’s most recognized living translator of Yindjibarndi poetry, (published in World Literature Today, Poetry International, and other magazines).
*Josephine Simple’s name used to be Shon Arieh-Lerer.
Josephine Simple loves hugs.