Phil Wang is a very interesting stand up comedian who combines a calm, almost sedentary delivery with sharp, uncompromising wit. Phil’s Chinese-Malaysian heritage adds another dimension to his anecdotes, which, teamed with his “astute” observations (and insightful comments on them), shows that this self-proclaimed nerd is only just getting started.
I asked Phil these seven questions to learn a little more about him…
1) What’s your favourite word?
“Yuck”. My mum says it a lot and it reminds me of her. The silly old girl.
2) Do you prefer being alone or with people?
I prefer being alone, typing answers to interview questions I’ve been emailed. It’s my favourite form of communication. I can take as much time as I like (before the deadline), and no one complains if I’m naked. At least I can’t hear them because I’ve got my headphones in and they can’t shout in a library.
3) If you could support any comedian on tour, who would it be?
Physically: James Acaster. He doesn’t look too heavy.
Morally: Andrew Lawrence. He seems to be going through a lot of stuff right now.
On tour: Fin Taylor. We are soul mates, cursed by our opposing sexualities to never fully consolidate our beautiful union. But our service station chat is top notch.
4) Do you have any superstitions?
I’m the only person who thinks 7 is an unlucky number.
5) When is the best age to die?
110. That way it’s obvious you gave life your all. Or maybe 101, being the largest realistic palindrome to achieve.
6) Do you want your comedy to provoke people?
Yes. Provoke them to come to more of my shows.
7) What would you do if you could do anything?
Add another fucking question you maniac are you trying to kill us??