Philip has taught improv and acting internationally for over 16 years, from Berlin to Bali. Philip graduated from Northwestern University and trained in Chicago at The Annoyance, iO, and Second City. He moved to NYC in 2013 to launch the theatre and training center of The Annoyance Theater NY, where he taught, performed, and acted as its Executive Director until Fall 2016. He is the founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, where he currently teaches and performs. Philip is also a faculty member at Tom Todoroff's acting studio and independantly teaches business improvisation classes to large clients (such as AMEX, E&Y) and small start-ups. He has performed and produced hundreds of shows worldwide. Philip has musically improvised with Baby Wants Candy in Chicago and BLANK: The Musical Off-Broadway in NY and is the creator of national-touring musical improv show Happy Karaoke Fun Time. As a storyteller, he has performed with The Moth and The Paper Machete. He is a proud member of the children’s education theatre companies The Story Pirates and Barrel of Monkeys. He executive produced, wrote, and acted in the digital shorts series "The Annoyance Presents" on IFC's Comedy Crib. Philip has written a one-man show, Sparkle Hour, which was featured to rave reviews in the 2013 NY International Fringe Festival. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @philipsparkle. He is represented commercially in NY by Stewart Talent.

He is obsessed with his black Labrador Star, and you can be as well by following her on Instagram @Starthelab