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About Phil

Phil O’Shea is a writer, comedian, theatre-maker and clown based in Edinburgh.

Phil’s solo performances have been described as “utter delicious nonsense” (Fest), and he has received acclaim as part of his double act, Soup Group who were selected for Mervyn Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe and described as “Joyously silly” by British Comedy Guide.

As a solo performer he has performed at The Stand Comedy Club, Leicester Square Theatre, The Pleasance and Monkey Barrel Comedy Club where he currently appears frequently as part of the alternative night ‘The Other Show’.

Phil has written for T.V, including the short film ‘Anatole’s Island’ which was produced by Bafta Award winning producer Robert Popper and appeared as part of “Random Acts” on Channel 4.

Phil’s interactive workshops teach clowning techniques and audience interaction for anyone who wants to explore their sense of fun and develop their comedy and performing practice.


Phil O’Shea is known for his engaging and unpredictable comedy routines which combine surreal themes with visual absurdity.

His attention to detail and playful performances make Phil a popular entertainer for audiences of all ages.


With his charming chaotic persona and engaging visual aids he was one of the most enjoyable acts of the night
Edinburgh Evening News

Clowning Workshops

Build your confidence and explore your playful comedy style in Phil’s Immersive Clowning Workshops. Learn new skills and improve your comedy practice. 

Soup Group

Phil O'Shea & James McIntosh

The clowning double act Soup Group have been described as “joyously silly” by British Comedy Guide