Comedian & Playwright


Writer & Performer
Philip Walkate (1974) is a stand – up comedian, writer and presenter from Amsterdam. He has performed throughout The Netherlands, Europe and in New York.

He grew up in the US, Canada and France and obtained degrees in history and international law at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, before starting his professional career in 2000 as a comedian. He wrote and performed five musical comedy shows.

Currently his main focus is comedy for corporate events and writing for the theater. He has written ten plays, seven of which have been produced between 2015 and 2020.

The play Wine was staged in 2018, performed 65 times and was received enthusiastiacally by audience and press. Wine has been translated in English by Michele Hutchison and in French by Arnaud Evain.

Read reviews, reactions and story here.

WINE – A new Dutch Play by Philip Walkate

LE VIN – Une Nouvelle Comédie néerlandaise de Philip Walkate

Stand Up Comedy
In 2005 Philip Walkate won the Audience Choice Award of the Culture Comedy Award, a prestigious Stand Up Comedy prize in the Netherlands and Belgium. In New York he took courses at the American Comedy Institute and performed in many comedy clubs.

BBC Coast
In June 2010 Philip Walkate was interviewed by BBC programme Coast about the Dutch and the Dutch coast. The show was broadcast worldwide several times in 2011 and 2012.