‘Ellis’s performance is touched by comic genius. Every moment he is on stage something funny, and then funnier, is happening.’
★★★★★ Kate Copstick, The Scotsman
‘The density of gags is impressive… There’s not many better exponents of this message-free, ego-free, knockabout comedy than Ellis in his prime. And this is that show.’
★★★★½ Steve Bennett, Chortle
‘It’s a surreal and unforgettable hour which firmly cements Phil Ellis as one of the funniest and finest comedians in the UK today.’
★★★★★ James Macfarlane, Broadway Baby
‘A supremely well-crafted and thoughtfully paced performance…He is the master of his genre and truly a performer at the top of his game.’
★★★★★ Geoff Evans, One4Review
Do you like comedy? Do you like shows? What are your thoughts on excellence? If you like all three, then Phil Ellis’s Excellent Comedy Show is the excellent comedy show for you. Nominated for the 2023 Edinburgh Comedy Award and winner of the 2023 Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality Phil Ellis (The Russell Howard Hour, Roast Battle, There She Goes) announces Phil Ellis’s Excellent Comedy Show UK tour, his biggest to date, kicking off on Thursday 22nd February in Cambridge and concluding with a second week-long run at London’s Soho Theatre, Downstairs from 7-11th May.
In his funniest, most creative and cost-effective show to date, Phil (Edinburgh Comedy Award Panel Prize winner 2014) digs deeper than ever before to bring you a truly Excellent Comedy Show, delivering superbly crafted stand-up, show-stopping hit songs, and hilarious heart-warming revelations. One of the top 20 best reviewed shows of the 2023 Fringe, this is an hour of barnstorming stand-up and fun from the North West’s most punctual working-class comedian.
Tickets are on sale now at www.philelliscomedy.com
Phil co-wrote and starred in three series of his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom Phil Ellis is Trying, alongside Johnny Vegas, Lolly Adefope, Amy Gledhill, Alexei Sayle, Sindhu Vee, Jack Dee, Lee Mack, Mark Lamarr and Sean Lock. The series was nominated for a BBC Audio Award in 2019. Phil’s TV appearances include The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), Roast Battle (Comedy Central) There She Goes (BBC Two), Drunk History: UK (Comedy Central), as well as writing and performing credits on BBC Three’s The Tapeface Tapes and co-writing 3 comedy shorts for Dave. Phil hosted BBC Radio 4’s Funny From The Fringe podcast 2 years running. Since 2022, Phil has hosted his own hit daily Edinburgh Festival podcast Fringe Binge, interviewing top comedians and newcomers throughout the month.
After meeting incredible critical acclaim for his Edinburgh Panel Prize winning show, Funz and Gamez, it was broadcast as part of BBC Radio 4’s Fresh from the Fest and BBC Comedy Feeds (BBC Three). The show went on to have an 18-show run at the Soho Theatre and all major UK comedy festivals. Phil’s recent Edinburgh shows, Au Revoir (2019) played at the Soho Theatre and Hedgehog (2023) led Phil to embark on a successful first ever UK tour.
For more information and press tickets, please contact: Tara Dein at Tdein@avalonuk.com / 07584105921
FURTHER PRAISE FOR PHIL ELLIS
The Scotsman ★★★★★
The Mirror ★★★★★
The Telegraph ★★★★
The Independent ★★★★
The List ★★★★
Beyond The Joke ★★★★
The Times ★★★★
Time Out ★★★★
Comic’s Comic ★★★★1/2
Entertainment Now ★★★★