Phil Wang

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Stories of the things we leave behind | Brief letters
Brief letters: Peter Preston on house clearances | Hoarded film canisters | A Joop van Daele spectacle | Culinary chaos | Cracking Pet Corner

19, Dec, 2022 @6:34 PM

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Phil Wang review – an irresistible set of smart and silly jokes
Part observational, part autobiographical, The Real Hero in All This considers life from ever-surprising angles

Brian Logan

18, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Edinburgh festival 2022: 50 shows to see
Phil Wang makes a heroic return, Ian McKellen stars in a balletic Hamlet and Sophie Duker is gleefully carefree. Here are our picks of the festival’s comedy, theatre and dance

Brian Logan, Mark Fisher and Lyndsey Winship

06, Jul, 2022 @6:45 AM

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‘The ground is unstable but there are pleasures all around’ – goodbye to the joy of small things
For three years, this column has been looking for sources of quotidian joy in the darkness. As it comes to an end, what tiny delights would other writers nominate?

Hannah Jane Parkinson, Philip Pullman, Yomi Adegoke, Tracey Thorn Phil Wang

17, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Phil Wang: ‘It was a shock to find out how Asian I was’
As an awkward teen, comedian Phil Wang found making people laugh a superpower. He talks about his British Malaysian upbringing, his one-sided ‘beef’ with Tom Hiddleston, and why we need to tackle race in standup

Tim Lewis

15, Aug, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Phil Wang review – standup’s Netflix special skewers PC panic, Covid racism and himself
Wang studs his special with memorable one-liners that dissect his feminist pretensions, the fear of ageing and UK perceptions of east Asia

Brian Logan

10, Aug, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Lockdown reawakened my childhood love of chess. Now I can’t do anything else | Phil Wang
The alert I get when an opponent has made their move gives me the shot of excitement I used to get from social media notifications

Phil Wang

24, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'I crack up every time': comedians' all-time favourite standup routines
Top comics pick the routines that make them howl with laughter, from Eddie Murphy on Rocky to Eddie Izzard on penknives and Michelle Wolf on women’s worst enemies

Interviews by Ben Williams

06, Apr, 2020 @4:00 PM

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Sunday with Phil Wang: ‘I’m a homebody, really’
It used to be video games and street food, but now the comedian relishes a day without routine. By Michael Segalov

Michael Segalov

05, Apr, 2020 @5:45 AM

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Phil Wang review – record-breaking riffs on sex, race and Popeye
Wang is back with a new no-messing, harder-nosed attitude, along with excellent jokes including some choice one-liners

Brian Logan

16, Aug, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Edinburgh festival 2019: 50 theatre, comedy and dance shows to see
There’s a Belle and Sebastian play, a show in a hair salon, Frances Barber performing Pet Shop Boys songs and top comics including Josie Long and Stephen Fry. Here’s our guide to the world’s biggest arts festival

Mark Fisher, Lyndsey Winship and Brian Logan

14, Jun, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Edinburgh fringe 2019: 12 of the best shows
In the run-up to the Edinburgh festival we’ll be picking highlights from the programme. Here’s a dozen for starters, including Eddie Izzard and a ukulele comedy

Chris Wiegand

05, Jun, 2019 @8:00 AM

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