Phil Clarke

Joint Managing Director

Phil Clarke spent four years as Head of Comedy at Channel 4, also acting as Head of Drama in his final year there (2017). Clarke is a comedy producer and commissioner with three decades of experience  at BBC TV, Absolutely Productions, Talkback Productions and Objective Productions, where he set up the comedy department. He is currently the co managing director at Various Artists Ltd (VAL)


As a producer and executive producer Clarke has worked on over 30 series. His producer credit highlights include Big Train, and the award-winning Brass Eye, Peep Show and Sally4Ever. His executive producer credits include Bo Selecta, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Dead Pixels, also the award-winning series; Fresh Meat, The Kevin Bishop Show, Star Stories, and most recently I May Destroy You. 


As Head of Comedy at Channel 4  his commissioning credits included The Windsors, Man Down, Drifters and the award-winning series Toast of London, Chewing Gum, Flowers and Catastrophe.