NETFLIX STANDUP STAR PHIL WANG HEADED TO DUNDEE WITH HIS LATEST HIT LIVE SHOWAvalon Productions & Mint of Montrose present: Phil Wang: Wang In There, Baby!
Whitehall Theatre | Dundee | Friday 5th May 2023
It’s another comedy coup for Dundee as fast-rising stand-up star Phil Wang heads to the Whitehall Theatre at the start of May as part of his brand new ‘Wang In There Baby!’ tour. The Netflix star will be chatting race, family, nipples, and everything else that’s been going on in his Philly little life.
Widely regarded as one of the UK’s most exciting stand-up comedians, Phil’s new tour comes hot off the heels of his critically-acclaimed Philly Philly Wang Wang Netflix special, a David Letterman appearance, and his role on Life & Beth with Amy Schumer.
Phil’s first book, Sidesplitter, was released last year to critical acclaim, featuring on The Times and Sunday Times books of the year list.
He has appeared on countless shows including Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC), hosting Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Have I Got News For You (BBC1), QI (BBC2), Would I Lie to You? (BBC1), 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4), Roast Battle (Comedy Central), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Great British Bake Off: Extra Slice (C4) and appeared as a regular guest throughout series 7 of Taskmaster (DAVE).
Previously, Phil recorded a fifteen-minute stand-up special for Netflix as part of The Comedy Lineup, one of only two non-US acts in the series. He also recently appeared in a recurring guest role in Amy Schumer’s comedy-drama series Life & Beth (Hulu).
He has also written and starred in his own Radio 4 special, Wangsplaining which won Best Scripted Comedy (Longform) at the 2020 BBC Audio Awards, and in two series of Daphne Sounds Expensive for Radio 4 with his Foster’s Newcomer Award nominated sketch trio, Daphne. He has also fronted an original audio series on Audible called Phil Wang Hates Horror, co-hosts the hit podcast BudPod, and recently presented an episode of Radio 4’s Archive Hour entitled Disorienting.
Phil has performed at international comedy festivals including Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the New Zealand Comedy Festival. His critically acclaimed live show, Philly Philly Wang Wang, broke records at the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe, selling out its entire run before the festival even began, and subsequently selling out a final extra show in the 750-seater Pleasance Grand. His subsequent national tour was extended due to phenomenal demand and included two shows at the London Palladium. Phil also recently completed his first ever US tour, performing to sell-out crowds across the country, including 2 sell-out shows in Los Angeles as part of the Netflix is a Joke festival, and a guest appearance on That’s My Time with David Letterman
What the press have said about Phil Wang’s new stand-up show so far:-
“At the top of his game…One of the fastest-rising international comics around… inspired work from a comic who just gets better and better” ★★★★★
Nikki B, Time Out
“My god, we’re lucky to have him… Wang’s world is so inherently charming you can’t help but be sucked in”- Isobel Lewis, The Independent
“An irresistible set of smart and silly jokes…high-end offering…considers his and our lives from ever-surprising new angles” ★★★★ – Brian Logan, The Guardian
“Vivid mental images and excellent punchlines…beautifully absurd…a comic who combines intelligence and insight with dumb jokes, and a healthy streak of self-deprecating humour” ★★★★ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
“His new show is sure to cement his reputation as one of the standup greats of his generation” – Rachel Aroesti, The Guardian
“Wang is a well-oiled joke machine” – Polly Glynn, The i
“We’re absolutely buzzing to be bringing Phil to Dundee. Phil is one of the country’s fastest rising comedy stars and a supremely funny performer. We’re heading for another sell-out night of top drawer laughs in the Whitehall Theatre but there are a few tickets left, if you are quick!” | Doug Taylor, Mint of Montrose (promoter)