“Certain belly laughs” **** Sunday Times
Following two sold-out and critically-acclaimed runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with 2015 Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominated sketch group Daphne’s Daphne Do Edinburgh and his third solo show, award-winning PHIL WANG returns to the Soho Theatre to perform Philth for four nights from the 25th-28th April. Masking an inner angst with a wry outlook and laid-back demeanour, this suave dork has turned to Mindfulness to address the complexities of modern living with his most introspective hour yet. Streaming between conscious thought and the inner workings of actuality, join PHIL as he explores race, family and love in a bid to achieve a healthier state of mind.
PHIL is rapidly becoming established on the airwaves and most recently starred in BBC Three’s new sitcom Top Coppers, performed on The John Bishop Show (BBC One) and Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central (Comedy Central), recorded an episode of Comedy Central at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central) and alongside JASON FORBES and GEORGE FOURACRES (the trio which comprises Daphne) is set to appear on BBC Radio 4 with Daphne Sounds Expensive, a new series that has been commissioned. Other television and radio appearances include: The Rob Brydon Show (BBC Two), Three at the Fringe (BBC Three), Fresh From the Fringe (BBC Radio 4), Comedy Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1), The Comedy Club with DIANE MORGAN (BBC Radio 4 Extra) and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Shaun Keavney show.
Beginning to make a name for himself internationally, PHIL will be touring with the Asia Roadshow in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong in July ahead of performing in Edinburgh in August. In 2015 PHIL performed stand-up at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.
A former President of the Cambridge Footlights, PHIL won the 2010 Chortle Student Comedian of the Year Award and Comedy Central’s Funniest Student Award in 2011. He joined FOURACRES and FORBES on the Cambridge Footlights’ International Tour Show Perfect Strangers in 2012, during which they formed their now unbreakable mental and emotional bond in sketch group Daphne. Although the three comics have been writing together on-and-off for a couple of years now, the group was made official in 2014 and since has receiving numerous accolades, including winning the Best New Act award at the London SketchFest Competition and being nominated for the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Best Newcomer Comedy Award and Chortle’s Breakthrough Act.
What the press has said about Phil Wang
Exceedingly funny… One of the most gifted young comedians to grace the Fringe” **** The Skinny
“An intelligent, attuned observer… A lovely comic to spend an hour with” The Scotsman
“Brilliant… His technique is flawless, his observations astute” Chortle
“Master of the intellectual dick joke” Time Out
Phil Wang – Philth
Venue: Soho Theatre, Upstairs
Date: 25th – 28th April
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