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Phil Johnson

Comedian from Milpitas, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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$400 - $4000 per event
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

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.

A note from Phil…

I take my role as an entertainer seriously, just as you take your task of finding entertainment seriously. That means two things… 1) I'm going to make your audience laugh until their cheeks hurt and 2) I'm not going to feed them the same old tired jokes and topics the other thousand comedians have used. We'll talk about how we present ourselves to the world, interact with one another, and either make the world a little better or leave a trail of damage in our wake.

If you need the show to be clean, I'll happily make it so. If you have a crowd that wants to loosen their ties and have some edgier fun, I'm ready to take them on a ride. I'm never gratuitously dirty or derogatory.

I perform all over the country at clubs, private events, colleges, military bases, and festivals. My combination of stand-up comedy and comedy music is a proven formula in my own shows, and similar to performers like Rodney Carrington, Stephen Lynch, and Flight of the Conchords.

Let's not just make your event good... Let's make it great, interesting, and memorable.
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It was embarrassing. He asked what rating to use for material and we agreed on PG16. His material was clearly R rated. While that was not the real issue...he just wasn't all! Half of the guests left during his act due to this. I couldn't put down a 0 for if I would recommend him to others as I definitely would NOT! The best thing that Phil did was hire a 2nd comedian (my request) and asked him to find someone that would engage with the audience. In that regard...Phil was great. He hired Myles Weber who absolutely saved the least for the half of the audience that stayed to hear him. He was incredibly funny...and completely engaged the audience!

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Phil Johnson’s Response:

Hi Jack. Sorry you weren't happy with my work. Let me respond to your concerns. For the full story: - You said PG 16. I asked if sex jokes were ok and you said yes. The ones I used were innuendo, not graphic, and used 0 swear words. - Your guests left because you told them they had to get on stage and tell funny stories and that I was some sort of roastmaster (which I'm not). This was never discussed until 2 min before I went on stage. - I told you I don't do a lot of crowd work before you hired me. Hence the 2nd comic so the show would have variety. - The people paying attention to my show (you didn't) e

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