Phil Burgers

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Philip Burgers is an American writer and comedy performer, best known for his award-winning character Dr Brown.[1]


Burgers began his career in 2007 following training at the French clown school Ecole Philippe Gaulier.

His most notable success to date is with the character Dr Brown.[2] Dr Brown is a physical character based in an absurd world.[3] Burgers took Dr Brown Because[4] and Dr Brown Becaves around the world from 2009 - 2011 including Prague Fringe, Hong Kong Microfest, Australia.[5] Since 2011, he has continued with Dr Brown in the family shows The Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and Dr Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown and his Singing Tiger which won Best Children's Presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival[6] and the Director's Choice at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival[7] in 2012 and Dr Brown Befrdfgth which won the BARRY award for the Best Show at Melbourne International Comedy Festival[8] in 2012 and the Total Theatre Award for 'Innovation',[9] the latter of which he won the Best Show by Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award.[10] Burgers has also performed in Comedy Blaps sketches for Channel 4.[11] The Blaps was co-written with Andrew Gaynord and its pilot episode will air on Channel 4.[12]

In 2016 he wrote and starred in his own 30-minute episode of the sketch show Netflix Presents: The Characters.[13]


  1. ^ "Chortle Comic Page". Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  2. ^ The Guardian "Doctor Brown Comedy Interview" 21 September 2011
  3. ^ Edinburgh Festival List, Jonny Enshall "Dr Brown Because Article" 15 August 2010
  4. ^ Blogspot "Dr Brown Because Blogspot" 2011
  5. ^ "PBJ Management CV". 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  6. ^ "Fringe Award Winners". Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  7. ^ ""Festival Award Winners 2012"". Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  8. ^ ""Awards 2012"". Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  9. ^ Total Theatre Review "Total Theatre Awards 2012 winners announced"
  10. ^ Vanessa Thorpe (2012-08-25). "Clown takes Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award". London: Guardian. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  11. ^ "Episode 1, Dr Brown Comedy Blaps". 2012-05-24. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  12. ^ ""Channel 4, 4 Funnies Pilots 2012"". 2012-11-08. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  13. ^ "Netflix Orders Innovative Sketch Series 'The Characters' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.