Phil Hanley began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, BC, often in between bands at music venues. In these establishments, he discovered and honed his unique blending of material and crowd interaction that causes no two of his performances to be the same. Phil’s style can best be described as unpredictably reflective, delivered with sharp accuracy, and rooted in the grand tradition of joke-telling.
Phil’s performance at the Just For Laughs Festival and his jokes were recognized in the Montreal Gazette’s annual "Best jokes of the Festival.” He was also named one of the five “Comics Creating a Buzz” at the festival by The Hollywood Reporter and was rewarded with a featured segment on The Tonight Show.
After touring Canada exclusively, Phil relocated to the States where he has appeared on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson twice, John Oliver’s New York Stand Up Show, The Pete Holmes Show, @midnight, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has performed at most of the major festivals in North America including a return to Just for Laughs in Montreal and has appeared in a Microsoft commercial alongside Samantha Bee and Jason Jones, both formerly of The Daily Show.
Most recently, Phil’s been on the road with Aziz Ansari and, when at home in New York, on stage at the Comedy Cellar. Phil's Comedy Central stand-up special The 1/2 Hour aired in the Fall of 2015.