“an astonishing performance…you will find yourself helpless with horrified irreverent laughter.”
★★★★★ Claire Smith, The Scotsman
“Elli’s most successful attempt to ride that madness since the award-winning Funz And Gamez… a boisterous hour of hilarious bedlam.”
★★★★ Steve Bennett, Chortle
“Nothing is ever what it seems in a Phil Ellis show and there are surprises and treats lurking in every nook and cranny. If this truly is adieu, then the Fringe will be far poorer without him.”
★★★★ Brian Donaldson, The List
Au revoir mes amis …. Funz and Gamez creator, star of BBC Radio 4’s Phil Ellis is Trying and Edinburgh Fringe Panel Prize winner (still counts) Phil Ellis is saying goodbye (again) in the only London run of his five-star sell-out (and last) Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Au Revoir, on at the Soho Theatre, Downstairs from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th April at 10.00pm.
An award-winning comedian who has entertained all ages with his amalgamation of off-beat observational material and physical comedy, Phil has had his shows gorged on by audiences and critics alike for years without them earning him a TV show or family of his own. Prepare to hear hard truths about his past and the industry whilst laughing along the way. Give this swan a stage and a mic because he’s about to sing his final song. His swansong. Again.
At this year’s BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020, the second series of Phil’s popular radio sitcom, Phil Ellis is Trying, (BBC Radio 4) was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy (Longform). Written by and starring Phil himself, the star-studded cast also includes Lolly Adefope, Johnny Vegas, Sean Lock and Lee Mack.
Phil first became a ‘Fringe legend’ (The Scotsman) when he won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award’s panel prize in 2014 with his undisputed cult hit kids’ show (not a kids’ show) Funz and Gamez. After meeting great critical acclaim, Funz and Gamez was broadcast as part of Fresh from the Fest (BBC Radio 4), as well as part of BBC Comedy Feeds (BBC Three). The show went on to have further runs at the Soho Theatre as well as at the Udderbelly on Southbank.
On TV, Phil’s appearances include Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Tez Show (Channel 4), The Russell Howard Hour (Sky) and Drunk History: UK (Comedy Central), as well as writing and performing credits on The Tapeface Tapes (BBC Three).
More praise for Phil
“a 21st century Crackerjack”
★★★★★ John Nicholson, The Mirror
“a uniquely funny show”
★★★★ Brian Logan, The Guardian
★★★★ Mark Monahan, The Telegraph
“comedy gold, for all ages”
★★★★ Alice Jones, The Independent
“Huge fun, whatever your age.”
★★★★ Veronica Lee, The ArtsDesk
“an absolute hoot”
★★★★ Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Perrine Davari at Avalon on PDavari@avalonuk.com or 0207 598 8000