Phil Wang

Phil Wang

Phil Wang is one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians and has appeared on shows including hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice (C4), Jack Dee’s Helpdesk (BBC2), was a regular correspondent for Unspun with Matt Forde (DAVE) and appeared as a regular guest throughout series 7 of Taskmaster (DAVE). In 2018, Phil recorded a fifteen-minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of The Comedy Lineup, one of only two non-US acts in the series. He has also written and starred his own Radio 4 special, Wangsplaining, and in two series of Daphne Sounds Expensive for Radio 4 with his Foster’s Newcomer Award nominated sketch trio, Daphne.

An internationally-acclaimed live act, Phil has written and performed five solo stand-up shows as well as international performances at festivals including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. His latest critically-acclaimed live show, Philly Philly Wang Wang, broke records at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe when Phil sold out his entire run in the Pleasance Cabaret Bar and four extra shows before the festival even began. He subsequently sold out a final extra show in the 750-seater Pleasance Grand. The show will play London in 2019 ahead of Phil’s largest UK tour to date in spring 2020.

Previous television appearances include The John Bishop Show (BBC1), Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central (Comedy Central) and a regular role in the BBC3 sitcom Top Coppers. He has also appeared on Funniest Moments of 2014 (Channel 4), The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), Three at the Fringe (BBC3) and on BBC Radio 4’s Unbelievable Truth, Fresh From the Fringe and Best Behaviour, as well as the Comedy Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1). Previous awards include Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and Comedy Central’s Funniest Student Award.

‘Stand-up dreamland.’
★★★★ Guardian

‘Intoxicating stuff’
★★★★ Telegraph

‘Hugely entertaining…a unique and properly funny stand-up comic.’
★★★★ Times

‘Perfectly intertwined personal-political belly laughs.’
★★★★ Scotsman

‘Certain belly laughs.’

★★★★ Sunday Times

‘Humorous self-deprecation, killer punchlines and just the right amount of risqué.’
★★★★ List

★★★★ Metro

★★★★ Chortle

Visit Phil’s website at www.philwang.co.uk

Follow Phil on Twitter: @PhilNWang

Like Phil’s Facebook page: facebook.com/PhilWangComedian

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