Consistently funny and surprising.The Telegraph
Refreshingly different.The Metro
Armed with a manic vaudeville spirit.The Skinny
Certain belly laughs.The Times
We are Phil Wang, Jason Forbes and George Fouracres — collectively but not constantly known as Daphne. We’d been writing comedy together, on-and-off, for nearly half a decade as lowly students; but it was only about a year ago, in September 2014, that we decided to make a go of it professionally.
Since then we are thrilled to have won numerous accolades, including: the “Best New Act” award from the London SketchFest competition 2015; a nomination for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer; a Chortle nomination for Breakthrough Act; and another Chortle nomination for Best Character, Improv or Sketch Act.
We also have our own BBC Radio 4 show, Daphne Sounds Expensive, which you can also stream or download as a podcast. Click here to have a listen!
Click here to find out more about our upcoming gigs and shows.
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Lots of love – Daphne x
Phil Wang is a comedian and a nice young man. He won the Chortle Student Comedy Award in 2010 and the Comedy Central Funniest Student Award in 2011. He joined George and Jason on the Cambridge Footlights’ International Tour Show Perfect Strangers in 2012, during which they formed their now unbreakable mental and emotional bond. Phil has appeared on The Rob Brydon Show (BBC2), Three at the Fringe (BBC3), Fresh From the Fringe (BBC Radio 4), The Comedy Live Lounge (BBC Radio 1), The Comedy Club Interviews with Diane Morgan (BBC Radio 4), and BBC One’s John Bishop Show.
Following his debut solo show, Anti-Hero (“An astonishingly assured debut.” – The Sunday Times), Phil was invited to perform at the Montreal Comedy Festival in July 2014. He has now performed his second Edinburgh show, Mellow Yellow (“His technique is flawless, his observations astute.” – Chortle), made his first appearance at the Melbourne Comedy Festival in March 2015, and completed his third Edinburgh Festival Fringe show, Philth.
He also starred in the BBC Three sitcom Top Coppers, and featured as a panelist on the 51st series of BBC One’s Have I Got News For You.
Phil is represented by Avalon Management.
Jason Forbes is an actor, writer and night owl who collaborated with George and Phil in 2012, co-writing and performing in the Cambridge Footlights’ International Tour Show, Perfect Strangers. The show toured several parts of the United Kingdom (including a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Fringe), before a month-long whistle-stop around the United States. He also co-wrote and performed in the hit sketch show PICK ME UP (“Everything a sketch show should be.” – The Skinny), which he and George took up to the Fringe in 2013.
For the past two Christmases he has appeared alongside an unjust number of his comedy heroes — including Harry Hill, David Mitchell, Ben Miller, Charlie Higson, Simon Day, Miranda Richardson, Matt Berry and Steve Pemberton — as the bumbling village police officer, P.C. Peasey, in Higson’s adaptation of The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm on BBC One.
His other credits include The Mimic on Channel 4, Pompidou by Matt Lucas on BBC One, and ITV’s 10-part TV adaptation of the Horrible Science children’s books by Nick Arnold.
He is a regular in both series of Tracey Ullman’s Show on BBC One, has appeared in the BBC Two sitcom Upstart Crow by Ben Elton, Channel 4’s The Windsors and has made a number of appearances on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.
In 2017, he will portray the former American World No. 1 professional tennis player Arthur Ashe, in the movie Borg vs McEnroe, starring Sverrir Gudnason and Shia LaBeouf.
Jason is represented by PBJ Management.
George is an actor, writer and slight limper with an Anglo-French surname, round glasses and a big heart. He worked with Phil and Jason on Perfect Strangers, the 2012 Footlights’ International Tour Show, which went to the Fringe, around the UK and the USA. He also wrote and performed in the hit 2013 show PICK ME UP with Jason. He has variously been described as being “armed with a manic vaudeville spirit” (The Skinny), “divinely inspired…staggeringly funny” (The Tab) and “not as naturally bright as your brother” (his Mam).
When he’s not coming up with stupid songs in Phil’s flat, he’s a stage actor. He co-wrote and performed Scrooge & Marley with James Swanton for the theatre company Dippermouth (of which he is also Artistic Associate) in 2013, and starred in Rough Haired Pointer’s 2014 show Diary of a Nobody, which was revived in January 2015 at the King’s Head Theatre, Islington.
In the Spring you might have glimpsed him in BBC2 period drama The Scandalous Lady W, in the second series of Caitlin Moran’s Raised By Wolves on Channel 4; or heard him on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Newsjack.
George is represented by United Agents.