I lived the dream at The Phil.
Phil began performing comedy in 2006 at a local Chinese restaurant, he was asked to leave soon into the performance, but such was the reaction of the crowd - a rapturous round of applause (in hindsight, this may have been more for the management although no one can really confirm anything) - he decided to pursue a career via more conventional means. He then found a local comedy venue running beginners nights, and after his first performance, was asked to perform in the final of the new act competition, where he placed second.
He continued performing around the North of England, where he placed second in four more competitions, including the legendary Beat the Frog World Series. Given his consistency, and undeterred by his near brushes with success, he decided to carry on performing and has now established himself as a regular in many clubs around the country, and he is renowned for his ability to win over any audience.
From his carefully crafted gags, to his engaging anecdotes, his material and stage presence ensure he is a big hit wherever he's playing, and always leaves the audience wanting more.