Phil Butler has always been a popular act, even in the early days when he was serving his apprenticeship in holiday parks, end of the pier shows, pantos and cruise ships. These were happy times for Phil, especially being part of big production shows, where he could show off his other talents like singing and dancing. Soon he found himself starring in these big shows, playing the comic lead in pantomime and seeing his name in lights with shows such as 'Phil Butler's Christmas Party' in Blackpool and 'Seaside Special' which is the UKs number one summer show.
Wanting to explore other avenues and experience new challenges, in 2001 he joined the UK comedy circuit, where he is now found closing the show at all the major comedy clubs such as 'Jongleurs Comedy Clubs', 'The Comedy Club', 'The Glee Club' & 'The Banana Comedy Club'. Phil has also had the great honor of performing for our British troops in Iraq and more recently Afghanistan.
Dipping his toe into an acting career he had a cameo role in BBCs 'Hotel Babylon' and a TV advert for the AA. He is currently producing and hosting a Podcast called 'THE GREEN ROOM' which is recorded backstage on the comedy circuit with interviews and clips of the show. It's a free podcast available at www.philbutler.co.uk or on itunes.
Phil is looking forward to the online release of his 21st anniversary DVD toward the end of this year.
"Phil Butler's got it all ... unique, original and hilarious" - The Stage and Television Today
"Without doubt, one of the most exciting and original finds in comedy in recent years" - The Guardian
"Phil brought the house down with a truly original and riotous act of visual comedy" The Mirror
Also a star of the major BBC documentary 'A Funny Business' - 2006
TV appearances include:-
'The James Whale Show' (ITV)
'The Des O'Conner Show' (ITV)
'I Love the 90's' (ITV)
'Raymann is Laat' (Holland TV)
TV warm-up work includes:-
'Late Lunch' with Mel and Sue (ITV)
'Friday Night's Alright' with Ian Wright
'Le Show' (C4)
COMEDY VENUES REGULARLY APPEARING AT:
The Comedy Club (Various)