About Phil

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! Ever since being voted City Life Comedian of the year at the famous comedy store in Manchester, Phil has been in demand as a headline act at most of the leading comedy clubs throughout the country as well as major cruise lines and hotels internationally. Phil also runs his very own comedy club "Woofers" in Lytham, Lancashire where he presents some of the finest new and established talents from the comedy circuit. He made his debut at the Edinburgh festival in 2012 where he received four star critical acclaim for his one hour show "Is this it? Phil is also proud to have entertained over 4000 troops on two tours of war torn Afghanistan as part of the CSE shows other tours include, The Falkland Islands, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bosnia & Germany, appearing with fellow comics as well as megastars including eighties icons Tony Hadley & Bucks Fizz! 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).

His great act, along with his warm personality & charm have made Phil one of the most sought after entertainers around today.

Awards:

City Life comedian of the year 2002/03 

Wilkinson Sword Cutting Edge of comedy regional winner & finalist Edinburgh festival 2002.

Quotes:

"If you look in your local comedy club listings and ever see Phil Walker listed, get a ticket. One of the funniest acts out there." - Jason Manford.

 

"Phil Walker radiates an infectious, cheeky energy. He is as comfortable with stand-up as he is with audience interaction, employing Usain-quick wit, He keeps running jokes alive with perfect timing." - Three Weeks Edinburgh ****

 

"His set moves seamlessly and seemingly effortlessly. The gags and observations keep on coming thick and fast, He can pretty much guarantee a good night out, Walker is crackingly good!" - Chortle.

 

"Comedian Phil Walker continues to evolve in leaps and bounds, his material is as up to date as tonight’s news."  - The Stage.

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As well as performing his stand-up, Phil is also a star of Pantomime, notching up 18 productions to date including 4 years at Preston guild hall`s Charter theatre as writer/director & actor. His latest show 2019/20 was in Darlington at the Hippodrome theatre for top Panto producers "Qdos" winning him rave reviews with critics & audiences alike. Phil is delighted to be teaming up with Qdos again under their new name "Crossroads Pantomimes" this year at the stunning Theatre Royal in Nottingham for Robin Hood!

 

Latest Panto Reviews:

"The Darlington Hippodrome panto never disappoints in terms of humour and panto magic. Walker is excellent, with his panto-perfect jokes, facial expressions, and impressive tongue-twisters." Northern Echo.

"...and the utterly fabulous Phil Walker as Simple Simon. Walker's prowess for numbskull comedy in the tongue-twisting scene is extremely amusing." British Theatre Guide.

 

2021 also saw Phil make his stage acting debut in David Slattery`s new play: Dan Leno "Naturally insane" as the eccentric Doctor Savage. The play will be seen in London`s west end at the Criterion theatre this November 2021!

Phil is also a children`s book author. His debut book "The Snots" was voted into the top 100 friendship books of all time by the Book Authority! He has just released the follow up, "The Snots and the Snot Rocket!" Both books, illustrated beautifully by Tim Stead are now available on Amazon by clicking the book cover below. Phil is looking forward to delighting new readers very soon on tours at libraries and schools and festivals.

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