Phil Wang

Phil Wang

Former Cambridge Footlights president who won the 2010 Chortle Student Comedy Award at the start of his stand-up career. He was one of the contestants in series seven of Taskmaster in 2018 - the same year his stand-up routine featured in Netflix's Comedy Lineup series. In 2021, his first full-length special, Philly Philly Wang Wang was released on the same platform.
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David Mitchell to make another series of Outsiders

And six new comedians named as contestants

David Mitchell is to front a second series of Outsiders for Dave, the broadcaster has announced.

And the comedians taking part will be  Maisie Adam, Fatiha El-Ghorri, Darren Harriott, Jessica Hynes, Phil Wang and Joe Wilkinson.

Over six hour-long episodes, all will be striving to demonstrate they have the skills to set up a new society in the wild.

Mitchell said: ‘I’m so glad that Outsiders is coming back and I can’t wait to really get stuck in to the routine of going home to a comfortable bed every evening, leaving a bunch of comedians to fend for themselves in the mud and scratch some sort of civilisation out of the dust.’

The commission comes after the first series was the third most successful original series on Dave last year, after Meet the Richardsons and Mel Giedroyc: Unforgivable. A total of 776,000 viewers watched  episode one.

Commissioning editor Mark Iddon said: ‘We loved making season one with David and his gang of comics and very excited to do it all again with a fresh batch of recruits. Let’s see what the great British outdoors (and David) can throw at them this time.’

Outsiders  production credits

Made by: Renegade Pictures and That Mitchell and Webb Company.
Commissioned by: Hilary Rosen, deputy director of commissioning, and Mark Iddon, commissioning editor and Cherie Cunningham, Dave channel director
Executive producers: Harry Lansdown, Victoria Payne and Leon Wilde.

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Published: 17 Jun 2022

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Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2011

Comedy Zone 2011

Life Doctor

Edinburgh Fringe 2013

Phil Wang: Anti-Hero

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Phil Wang: Mellow Yellow

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Phil Wang: Philth

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Phil Wang: Philly Philly Wang Wang

Edinburgh Fringe 2022

Phil Wang: The Real Hero in All This


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