Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)


Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

The Temple Bar

121 Western Road
Upstairs: MAY 16-19 at 19:15 (60 min) - Pay What You Can Tickets from £5

Philipp Kostelecky: A Work In Progress (Aren't We All?)

Starting comedy in 2018 in London, Philipp Kostelecky’s originality, international appeal, and first-class physicality have shot him up the comedy ladder, reaching the final of the 2022 Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year competition and winning Best New Comedian at the 2021 Southend Comedy Festival.

Raised by an American-Slovenian mother and absentee Austrian father, Philipp uses his unorthodox cultural background and family structure to pose as an external observer and cultivate an offbeat socio-political perspective. A regular on the UK and European club comedy scene armed with “pitch-perfect accents and impressions” (The Founder) and brilliant gags, Philipp can win over any crowd using his boyish charm, captivating stage presence, and undeniable comedic talent. Philipp's has been featured on the BBC and he has also supported Russell Kane on tour.


“Superb observations, confidence, and enough charisma to fill big rooms - which he will, very soon….” - Russell Kane

“Outright Hilarious” - The Quintessential Review

“Hysterical” - EdFringe Review

“Confident, funny, calm - the audience loved him.” - The Stand

“Pleasingly Original” - Chortle

"I cried with laughter. Some of Kostelecky's impressions and accents were pitch-perfect, like those performed by a young Jim Carrey" - The Founder

⭐⭐⭐⭐ EdFringe Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ FestMag

⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Scotsman

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway World

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Pepper and Salt


- METRO Newspaper: Funny New Faces 2023

- Regional Finalist: BBC New Comedy Award 2023

- Tour Support for Russell Kane

- Nominated: Amused Moose Comedy Award 2023

Ticket types this year are Paid, Pay What You Can and Free - this is how it works: Paid: The show is fully ticketed and you pay in advance or on the door; Pay What You Can: You can choose to buy a ticket in advanced to guarantee entry and what to pay over a minimum amount OR turn up at the venue to get in for free in any space that is left; Free: The show is free entry and can be ticketed or unticketed. Watch the show, and the performer will ask for donations at the end for those that would like to contribute.