Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and by "Weird Al" Yankovic as one of the funniest people on the planet, EmoPhilips has performed over 6000 shows throughout the English-speaking world, including a multi-week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End. Since starting out in Chicago at the age of twenty, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many appearances on network television, both in America and in the UK. He has appeared in films (most notably, as the table-saw demonstrator in UHF), has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats, Doctor Katz, Adventure Time, and Home Movies), appeared recently on the Comedy Central series “Review” with Andy Daly. His first love, stand-up, remains his true one.
Emo Philips's Upcoming Shows
There are no Upcoming Shows listed for this comedian.
As a kid, I always liked comedy and would listen to albums by George Carlin, Bob Newhart, Bill Cosby, and Lenny Bruce. Despite my enjoyment of these great talents, I decided to pursue an unfunny career and left Los Angeles for San Francisco State College to be a lawyer. When that did not hold my attention, I switched majors and ended up getting a Bachelor of. Art Degree in Communications.