Phil Buckley is a stand-up comedian, writter, actor & radio DJ
Phil started his comedy career whilst studying performing arts at the University of Salford. Given the chance to try stand-up, Phil first took nervously to the stage in front of two hundred and fifty drunken students and hasn’t looked back since.
Being able to adapt to any audience Phil has performed at the wildest of late shows to clean family comedy shows filled with children, winning over audiences with his laid back style, natural likeable charm and stylish delivery. Performingat conferences, at award nights, in comedy clubs, bars, restaurants, theatres, on a boat, on TV, live on radio and was even the first person ever to do a stand-up show on a Cambridge punt. Using a combination of stories, one-liners and the odd prop based joke, Phil is guaranteed to have something to win over any audience. These skills have made Phil a highly sort after compere and he has been resident for both Comedy Mic in Preston and Grin & Bear Comedy Clubs.
Phil’s television work includes being a puppeteer on the pilot for ‘The Mailcoach Mice – The Woodland soap’ and several credits for performing his stand-up act. He was one of the original team captains on Channel M’s quiz show ‘The Basement’ and has made cameo appearances on stage with comedy sketch team ‘Slaughter House Live’. Phil was also interviewed live on ‘Look North’ on BBC1 when he was touring a solo show.
In 2007 Phil performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival as part of ‘Merle Handsome’s Late Night Comedy Extravaganza’ as well as taking his first solo show ‘Stroke The Panda’. He’s solo show’s have proven very popular and have lead to him touring with ‘Stroke The Panda’, ‘Laughable’, ‘Stupid World Tour’ & ‘Jokes Not Included’.
‘Jokes Not Included’ was nominated for best comedy show at the Buxton Festival Fringe. Phil has also been a finalist in ‘City Life Comedian of the Year’ & The Frog & Bucket’s ‘Beat the Frog World Series’.
In 2010 Phil joined Fellow comics Billy Kirkwood and Rick Molland for an new comedy show called ’7 Different Shades Of Wrong’, this later changed into what would become ‘‘The Pointless Comedy Debate Show’, an hour long show of improvised stand-up show lead by audience suggestions.
Phil was invited to perform at the 2012 Manchester Theatre Awards, following in the foot steps of pervious acts including the likes of Dave Spikey, Jason Manford, Julian Clary, Jenny Eclair, Justin Moorhouse and even Peter Kay.
You know that an act has true international pedigree when their credits not only include performances in Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, supported American comic Pablo Francisco on his UK tour, but when they also include the an appearance in live Korean Martial Arts Comedy ‘Jump’. Phil was one of the support acts for ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’ on his spring tour in 2012. He was so well recieved that he has been asked to be the only support for the autum tour.