Hysterical! Phil Hanley

Thu, Dec 19, 2019
Fri, Dec 20, 2019
Sat, Dec 21, 2019
Sun, Dec 22, 2019

Hysterical! Phil Hanley

with Nimesh Patel

PHIL HANLEY began stand-up comedy by performing at open mics around Vancouver, often in between bands at music venues. Since settling in the United States, Phil has become a regular at NYC’s renowned Comedy Cellar. He has also appeared on The Pete Holmes Show, John Oliver's New York Stand-up Show, and The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson twice. In the past year, Phil has appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers, @midnight and been on the road with Aziz Ansari. Phil's Comedy Central stand up special "The Half Hour" also aired in 2016. Phil is the lead actor in the upcoming film Sundowners (2017) alongside Tim Heidecker and will be seen next year in "I Feel Pretty" starring Amy Schumer.

Nimesh Patel

After graduating, Patel began working during the day and performing standup at The Stress Factory by night. In 2016, he was a finalist in Kevin Hart's Laugh Out Loud Network Pitch Panel at Just for Laughs ComedyPRO.

In 2015, he was doing standup in Greenpoint when he was discovered by Chris Rock. Patel then joined Rock's writing team for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony. He also wrote material for Hasan Minhaj's 2017 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner appearance. In 2017, Patel began working as a full-time writer for Saturday Night Live, mainly writing jokes for Weekend Update. In 2018, Patel was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for his work on SNL.

Patel has appeared on @midnight, Comedy Knockout and Late Night with Seth Meyers. He has also featured as a comedy and politics panelist at the Foreign Affairs Symposium at Johns Hopkins University.

On November 30, 2018, Patel was removed by organizers from the cultureSHOCK: Reclaim, an event for Asian representation. About 30 minutes into his set, Patel was removed.