Emo Philips

Emo Philips


2/7/1956, Downers Grove, Illinois, United States

Birth Name

Philip Soltanec



Also Known As

Emo Phillips
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Emo Philips was considered by some to be a very revolutionary comedian. A product of the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, he achieved a certain level of cult stardom briefly in the 1980s. A dear friend of "Weird Al" Yankovic, he appeared in the song parodist's 1989 film…more


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  • Underrated talent here.

    I had no idea who this guy was until I saw UHF a while back. I thought he was pretty funny and then later he appeared in the Weird Al show (Emo must be one of Al's close personal friends)

    twice as a cartoon and a doctor. Later on I saw one of his comedy acts and it was something I've never seen before. It was something like "As a little boy my father asked me if I believed in the lord and I said yes then I stood up and shouted HALLEUYAH (I don't think I spelled that right) and fell off the roller coaster" or something like that. It was kinda weird at first but then I learned to laugh at his jokes.moreless