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8 Minute Stand-up Comedy – World Series of Comedy

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“A benchmark of intelligent zaniness.” – The Milpitas Post

“A ‘raging optimist’ is how Johnson describes himself and his
comedy reflects his love of upbeat topics and eschews the snarky,
negative tone of many others.” – Solano Daily Republic

“Comedian Phil Johnson tickles crowds with his jocular jams.” – The San Jose Metro

“Phil continued his show with intense energy to the very last joke. His jokes spared no one and spun so quickly at times he would wait for the audience to catch up. ” – The Copper Gazette



Phil Johnson is a man who gets mistaken for a woman, but only by those not paying attention. That revelation kicks off a battle for self-awareness where comedy and music are the weapons of choice. It’s a battle that has taken Phil to such esteemed festivals as the Edinburgh Fringe and Sundance Film Festivals and the Top 8 Finals of the World Series of Comedy.

“I’ve always been the guy who isn’t quite what people expect,” says Phil. Using that experience, Phil pokes holes in the medical marijuana argument, discusses being a white guy at a hip hop show (and the innocent gestures that can get him in trouble), and reveals why Hawaii isn’t the paradise we think it is.

From Shakespearean bees to redneck vampires to anthropomorphic cell phones with weight issues, Phil Johnson fills the stage with quirky characters that combine social satire with absurdist flights of fancy. Then the guitar comes out and kicks the show into an even higher gear with songs about the bright future (and dark past) of babies and what he would do if he woke up one morning as an actual woman.

On stage, Phil’s playful humor and likeable, endearing manner allow him to shake things up without antagonizing the audience. In the end we can only be who we are, try to understand others, and hope they understand us.

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Phil Johnson is a PRO who rips the crowd in any spot on the line-up! His act keeps the audience energized and he has become a crowd favorite at The Comedy Palace, we always look forward to having him back. Zach Miller, The Comedy Palace

Phil Johnson brings it to every performance!  If you book Phil you can count on him to promote his appearance.  He will understand the room and your needs and exceed your expectations.  Phil shows up on time and is prepared.  He works clean and smart. He is easy going and when he’s on the slate there is one less thing to worry about.  Phil is an experienced performer who connects with his  audience.  He has solid material and is able to think on his feet.  If you book Phil, you can rest assured your audience will laugh and they will applaud.  He’s got a great closing bit.  And, if you want to know what it is, you’ll just have to book him!  Rhonda Lucile Hicks, Producer and Comedy Talent Buyer, Red Dragonfly Productions

What can I say about Phil Johnson… Always…on time, courteous with staff & patrons, goes the extra marketing mile, does his homework and knows the room he’s playing, doesn’t let ego get in the way and…always leaves em laughing & applauding!  David Tribble/ESI & the TribbleRun Comedy Network

Phil is a hard-working self-starter who invariably understands exactly how to communicate with an audience and make them laugh…loudly and often. I cannot remember an instance in which he faltered on stage or produced a show that failed to generate an appreciative audience. Phil is a totally committed artist and a resourceful, creative, solution-oriented person who is frequently able to come up with new and innovative approaches to his comedy routines.  Barry Katzmann – San Francisco Comedy Day

I have booked Phil many times to perform for many different kinds of audiences. He’s always able to deliver a high quality professional show in a refreshing and different way that pleases the audience. Having worked with many comics over the years, I’ve found Phil to be one of the easiest to deal with. He’ll do whatever it needs to be done to make a show successful and then deliver on stage.  John Dekoven – Bunjo’s Comedy Lounge – Dublin, CA


Resume – More Items Upon Request

Clubs: (more upon request)

Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle – Royal Oak, MI (headline)
Comedy Factory – Edmonton, Alberta (headline)
Lafflines – Vancouver, BC (headline)
Improv – San Jose, CA
Ice House – Pasadena, CA
Bonkerz – Las Vegas, NV (headline)
Bonkerz – Primm, NV (headline)
M Bar – Hollywood, CA
Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Molly Malone’s – Los Angeles, CA
Big Al’s Comedy Club (Orleans) – Las Vegas, NV
Wits End Comedy Club – Westminster, CO
Connxtions Comedy Club – Toledo
Jokers Comedy Club – Richland, WA (headline)
Laughs Unlimited – Sacramento, CA
Liquid Laughs – Boise, ID
Hey Guys – Fairview Heights, IL
Snickerz – Fort Wayne, IN
Jack Didley’s – Kennewick, WA
Jokers – Cedar Falls, IA
Fat Daddy’s Comedy Club – Sioux Falls, SD
Crow’s Nest – Santa Cruz, CA (headline)
Jester Comedy Club – Beaverton, OR
Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
Jokers – Richland, WA
Trails Inn – Miles City, MT (headline)
Comedy Underground – Seattle, WA
Blake’s – Berkeley, CA
Penguins Comedy Club – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mission City – Santa Clara, CA (headline)
Blue Rock Shoot – Saratoga, CA (headline)
Last Stage West – Atascasdero, CA (headline)
MJ Barleyhoppers – Lewiston, ID (headline)
Mixers – Bozeman, MT (headline)
Billings Hotel – Billings, MT (headline)
Purple Onion – San Francisco, CA
Rum Runners – St Cloud, MN
Bonkerz – Altamonte Springs, FL (headline)
Planet Monterey – Monterey, CA
Station 55 – Gilroy, CA (headline)

Performed with:
Dave Coulier, April Macie, Dan Cummins, Dennis Regan,Jen Kober, Mark Pitta, Dan Gabriel, BT, Andrew Norelli, Manny Maldonado, Jackie Kashian, Karen Rontowski, Gabriel Rutledge, Dwight Slade, Ron Shock, Phil Perrier, Vargus Mason, Dr. Gonzo

Entertainment Solutions (Tribble Run), Comedy Express, Funny Business, USA Entertainment, GFI, Just For Laughs, Comedy West, Bonkerz, LaughALot, Comedy Factory


2016 Burbank Comedy Festival
2015 SLO Comedy Fest
2010-2016 World Series Of Comedy (5th Place)
2014 FUMPFest
2011 San Francisco Comedy Day
2008 Sundance Film Festival
2005 Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Scotland
2005 SheRocks – San Francisco

Colleges: (more upon request)
University of Texas – Edinburg, TX
Santa Clara University
California State University Hayward
San Francisco State University
Univ. of California Davis
Mansfield University, PA
SUNY Cobleskill, NY
University Of Northern Arizona
DMACC Boone Campus
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

Bath Fitters
Auburn Raquet Club

Casinos: (more upon request)
Seven Feathers Casino – Canyonville, OR
Tulalip Casino – Tulalip, WA
The Mill Casino – Coos Bay, OR
Green Valley Ranch – Henderson, NV
Wild Horse Casino – Pendleton, OR
7 Cedars Casino – Sequim, WA
Turtle Creek Casino – Williamsburg, MI
Diamond Jo Casino – Dubuque, IA
Odawa Casino – Petoskey, MI
Gold Country Casino – Oroville, CA
Prairie Meadows Casino – Altoona, IA

800 CDs
Comedy Just Ain’t For The Money
Night Falls Over Broadway
Pool Pirates

AMP Energy Drink (PepsiCo)

Museum Benefit – San Jose Museum of Art
Pleasanton, CA Relay For Life
Magic For Marissa – Santa Clara, CA
Booblacon – Breast Cancer, Concord, CA

Radio: (more upon request)
Bob and Tom
Dr. Demento
KKUP – Santa Clara, CA
KSFS – San Francisco, CA
Crazy Jay Show – Las Vegas, NV
KSCO – Santa Cruz, CA
Broadband Comedy Network
Various online radio stations and podcasts

Audio Downloads for Podcasts or Other Promotional use
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Standup Clips

Bee Violence

Mall Tantrum