Phil Wang
Phil Wang

Phil Wang

  • 32 years-old
  • English
  • Actor, writer and stand-up comedian

Known for: Daphne Sounds Expensive (Actor), Unspun With Matt Forde (Self), Taskmaster (Self)

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Phil Wang interview

"My background has just made me an outsider, whether or not I wanted to be. And comedy is by and large an outsider's perspective. It's about looking at something objectively, something that other people have taken for granted and then making fun of it."

Dinesh Kumar Maganathan, The Star Online, 16th November 2021

Phil Wang: using woke phrases helps racists

The comedian has argued that 'woke' campaigners who argue over politically-correct terms for different ethnic groups are doing more harm than good by granting racists more ammunition.

David Averre, Daily Mail, 11th October 2021

Stand Up For Shelter 2021 review

As unexpected guests go, Michael McIntyre is quite the coup.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 5th October 2021

Review: Sidesplitter, by Phil Wang

While there's a smart pun in the title of Sidesplitter, he artfully argues for a shared humanity that crosses divides.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 4th October 2021

Phil Wang interview

What he really talks about in his book of essays is the impact of being mixed-race, of being "from two worlds at once". But although it has its serious moments, Sidesplitter is eloquently laced with laughs and bittersweet observations.

Helen Bushby, BBC, 12th September 2021

Phil Wang on racist heckling and Asian stereotypes

Phil Wang talks to Sathnam Sanghera about Empire, racism and his surprising defence of Seventies sitcoms.

Sathnam Sanghera, The Times, 10th September 2021

Big Comedy Night review

Laughter proves a powerful medicine for London.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 8th September 2021

Phil Wang interview

From sex to race, no subject is off limits for Phil Wang.

Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard, 1st September 2021

Phil Wang interview

As an awkward teen, comedian Phil Wang found making people laugh a superpower. He talks about his British Malaysian upbringing, his one-sided 'beef' with Tom Hiddleston, and why we need to tackle race in stand-up.

Tim Lewis, The Observer, 15th August 2021

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