Playing Age- 26- 36
Height- 6ft 2
Hair Colour-Dark Brown
Eye Colour- Dark Brown
Native Accent- Lancashire
Experienced in- Corporate, Acting for stage and Tv
Stand up, improvisation, guitar.
Accents- Lancashire, Yorkshire, American (standard),
Welsh (standard), Cockney.
Driving License- Full.
“Mad and severely likeable…possessed with manic energy” Metro
Deliciously unhinged, Phil Ellis’ performances are entirely unique. Audiences quickly become enraptured by his maverick charm, his ability to think on his feet meaning there is always a slight twist to his set, making each appearance fresh and thrilling.
Since his he first took to the stage in 2008, Phil has been working audiences with his surreal, madcap meanderings, drawing crowds into his off kilter world. Phil has a unique ability to turn an audience from quiet and uninvolved to fully engaged and desperate to be one of the lucky ones chosen to take part in his latest bizarre scheme.
‘Ellis sets such a cracking pace… he flits around the audience with his frisky, easy banter spreading a feeling of good-humoured fun.’ Chortle
Phil regularly performs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival as a resident MC for variety showcases and guest spots at high profile gigs that book special appearances. He had a particularly noteworthy year in 2011, when he MC’d Gag Reflex’s ‘COMX’ late night variety show. Each night he expertly welcomed and engaged the crowd with his renegade antics, ensuring that the acts took to the stage with an atmosphere of warmth and intrigue.
A regular MC on the national circuit, his natural and instantly likeable style has proved a hit with promoters and audiences alike. Phil regularly MCs at big weekend clubs such as Highlight, The Stand, Frog and Bucket, Last Laugh and Comedy Central. Phil is also widely regarded as a top quality support act, His off-beat observational material strikes a cord with audiences of all ages.
Phil is booked regularly to host large events such as music festivals and charity nights. For example, he hosted Hull University’s summer ball in front of a 3500 strong crowd.
He has co-written 3 short comedy films called ‘Phil’s ill’ for the channel Dave, which was critically acclaimed, receiving ‘pick of the day’ status in such publications as the The Times, The Guardian and the Daily Mail. He continues to write sketches.