Phil Clarke

Joint managing director

Phil, a comedy producer and commmissioner with almost three decades of experience, oversees all the comedy output at Various Artists Ltd. Before co-founding VAL in 2017,  Phil spent four and a half years at Channel 4 as head of comedy, also acting as head of drama during his final year.

He has worked for BBC TV, Absolutely Productions, Talkback Productions and Objective Productions, where he set up the comedy department. 

As a producer his credits include Big Train, and the Bafta award-winning Brass Eye and Peep Show. His executive producer credits include Bo Selecta, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI, Fresh Meat and Star Stories.

As a commissioner his credits include the award-winning series Toast of London, Chewing Gum, Catastrophe and Flowers