"A solo tour de force powerfully performed by Johnson and forcefully co-written by him and Marni Freedman..’ One actor — the telephone doesn’t belong to the union — and a very simple set makes it a great prospect for off-Broadway. Producers, take note."
The Huffington Post - Read The Whole Article

"Johnson is a sensational performer, able to portray a range of emotions that shake your foundations like a seismic event.’ 'I give it full houses, standing ovations, and a thunderous applause. This impressive production needs a lengthy run in NYC."
NY Theatre Guide - Read The Whole Article



A Mighty Good Mensch
There is a mastery in Johnson’s multi-leveled performance, every drip of sweat, every gesture, every micro-expression of his face is felt beyond the doors of the theater.."

New City Stage - Read The Whole Article


"Turns lemons into lemonade...
Life isn’t always a bowl of cherries as Phil Johnson successfully reveals in his one man show “Jewish Jokes.” But as fast as one can flip a coin Johnson's humor, based on his growing up and hearing Jewish Jokes, turns lemons into lemonade. A crowd-pleasing show."

Diana Saenger, Saenger Syndicate


"Strikingly relevant...
"Phil Johnson is theatre magic. JEWISH JOKES is a hilarious joy ride through an obsessively comic mind, while examining a dark chapter of American history that feels strikingly relevant right now. While it is deliriously funny, it's heart and insight are no joke."

Matt Morrow, Artistic Director, Diversionary Theatre





"Phil Johnson is an outstanding performer whose extraordinary work has taken him from Broadway to Los Angeles and to San Diego.

Phil is a man of many talents. As a multifaceted actor, comic, singer and playwright, he is well known and is highly respected by the Jewish community in San Diego. Phil always presents a well-written, exciting and emotional show. He never disappoints. He takes the audience through hilarious artistic adventures and I look forward to seeing him every time I have the opportunity.

Undeniably reliable and the ultimate professional, Phil always does a fantastic job. His performances are a MUST SEE!!!"

Michael Cohen, Executive Director, Lawrence Family Jewish Center (San Diego, CA)
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