Phil’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

Ice_CubesMy friend Sheila Baker challenged me yesterday to the ye olde ice bucket challenge to support ALS research.  So I got on the ball last night and watered both myself and the very brown part of my lawn.

In turn I challenge comedians Myles Weber and Kabir Singh as well as producer of the World Series of Comedy Joe Lowers and cartoonist Jeff Sornig.

And of course, I’ll be sending in some money today to fight ALS.  Below is my video along with a couple others I really liked.

Comedy Special Filming November 8th in San Jose, CA!

Phil Johnson Comedy Special Filming flyerI’m very excited to announce that I’ll be filming my 3rd  comedy special on Saturday November 8th, 2014 at Art Boutiki in San Jose, CA.

It’s been far too long since my last special “Be Yourself…Unless You’re An Idiot”.  But I have been working hard to make sure I’ve got some seriously funny material for you.  And having an official date now is kicking me in the ass to fix some of the jokes that have been working “ok” and make them work even better.  Ah, procrastination. :)

I’ll  have some special surprises for you at the show too. :)

8 Tips For Being Happier

I have no idea what this is and it makes my brain itchy.

There has been a lot of talk about depression, suicide, and mental health over the last couple weeks after Robin Williams’ untimely death.  It’s been depressing. Not to mention all the other bad news happening around the world.

So as I was driving from the airport yesterday to the club I’m playing this weekend, I was thinking about ways that I stay happy.  And I was thinking about them because I was in a bad mood. I was trying to figure out why and how to get out of it in time for the evening’s show.

The New Comedy Special Diary

Phil Johnson ComedianIt’s definitely time to do a new special.  I’ve been working really hard for a few years now on the material and it’s just about ready to go.  Details with be forthcoming.

Over the past few months of planning and writing, I’ve been periodically publishing a video diary of the special’s progress to show you what goes into producing something like this.

And you get a little taste of the new material with short live clips of gigs I’ve been doing recently.  If you haven’t seen the videos yet, the play list is below. Each video is only 2 minutes or so.

10 Great Reasons To Visit Disneyland

DisneylandSure, Disneyland is expensive and crowded.  But just think of all the great things you can experience by spending a lovely vacation there with your family!

1. Meet all your favorite Disney characters and see how a drunken Anaheim teenager acts inside a furry suit.


2. Travel at high speeds through outer space without having to first sit in some weird hippie’s living room to buy drugs.

3. Meet people from all over the world and find out what they smell like after 8 hours of baking in the sun.