Emo Philips

Described by Jay Leno as "the best joke writer in America," and considered by many, including "Weird Al" Yankovic, as one of the funniest people on the planet, Emo Philips has performed over 6000 times, throughout the entire English-speaking world (including a several week run at the Playhouse Theater in London's West End.) Since starting out in Chicago in 1976, Emo has had award-winning comedy albums, several cable specials (including an hour-long one on HBO), and many, many appearances on network television. He has been in films (such as UHF), and has lent his distinctive voice to animated TV shows (such as Slacker Cats and Home Movies) but his first love remains stand-up.