Phil Ellis

Ellis emerges as a very clever comedian with a deep understanding of the genre.

★★★★ The List

Ellis sets such a cracking pace… he flits around the audience with his frisky, easy banter spreading a feeling of good-humoured fun!


Mad and severely likeable… possessed with manic energy.


Phil Ellis is an award-winning comedian who has entertained audiences of all ages with his off-beat observational material and physical comedy.

Phil won the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award’s Panel Prize in 2014 with his undisputed, anarchic sleeper hit of a show Funz and Gamez. After meeting incredible critical acclaim, Funz and Gamez was broadcast as part of Fresh from the Fest (BBC Radio 4), as well as part of BBC Comedy Feeds (BBC Three). The show went on to have an 18-show run at the Soho Theatre as well as a further run at the Udderbelly on Southbank.

Phil has written and starred in two series of his radio sitcom Phil Ellis is Trying (BBC Radio 4), with cast including Lolly Adefope, Johnny Vegas, Sean Lock and Lee Mack. The second series was nominated for Best Scripted Comedy (Longform) in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2020.

Phil’s TV appearances include Roast Battle (Comedy Central), The Tez Show (Channel 4), The Russell Howard Hour , (Sky) Live at the Apollo (Dave) and Drunk History: UK (Comedy Central), as well as writing and performing credits on The Tapeface Tapes (BBC Three).