"Comedian Phil Walker continues to evolve in leaps and bounds & his material is as up to date as tonights news." - The Stage
Award winning stand up comedian!
Phil`s act has taken him to some weird & wonderful places, from a scout hut in Unst in the Shetland Isles to a porta cabin on mount Alice in the Falkland Islands, basically he`ll go anywhere for a laugh! In 2002 at the famous Comedy store in Manchester he was voted City Life Comedian of the year, Previous winners include Peter Kay & Steve Coogan.
As well as regular gigs at the Comedy Store where he was also part of the successful Men @ work improv nights, Phil has become a headline act at most of the leading comedy clubs throughout the country including Jongleurs, The Stand, The Last laugh, The Frog and Bucket, Komedia, The Laughter Lounge Dublin, Manfords. He has also recently dipped his toe into the comedy festival scene performing one hour shows at Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton, Southport & Sheffield and made his debut at the Edinburgh festival 2012 where he received four star critical acclaim for his show "Is this it?
Phil is also proud to have entertained over 4000 troops on two days tours of war torn Afghanistan as part of the CSE comedy club which he describes as, "I`ve played to some tough crowds in my time but they where never armed to the teeth with machine guns before, thank God they liked me!” Other tours included The Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bosnia & Germany, appearing with fellow comics as well as megastars including eighties icons Tony Hadley & Bucks Fizz!
Phil`s television credits to date include, Talking telephone numbers - ITV1 (three series), Live at Jongleurs - Paramount, The Big Stage - Ch 5, Today with Des & Mel - ITV1 (three series). As well as performing his stand up Phil also appears annually in Panto! He has appeared in 16 Pantomimes to date including three as writer & director. 2015 saw him write/direct & appear in Sleeping Beauty at Preston Guild Hall charter theatre to critical acclaim. Previous productions Phil has appeared in include Cinderella as Buttons at King Georges Hall, Blackburn (where he notched up 11 consecutive years!) Jack & the Beanstalk, Dick Whittington, Aladdin, Sleeping beauty, Snow White,The Snow Queen & Peter Pan. 2016 saw Phil return to Preston in Jack & the Beanstalk as writer/director & playing the title role as Jack the show broke box office records.
His great act, along with his warm personality charm (& great looks!) has made Phil one of the most sought after comics around today.
City Life comedian of the year 2002/03
Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of comedy regional winner & finalist Edinburgh festival 2002.