Phil Stamato is a homo sapiens who has written extensively for Splitsider, where he has interviewed other members of his species such as Bill Burr, Mike Birbiglia, and Anthony Jeselnik. He performs comedy in various forms, primarily stand-up.
Phil co-produces the popular underground comedy show Nothing Important at 8pm in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. He also co-produces the alternative, improvised stand-up show Comedy Hibachi the second Tuesday of every month. He gets his hair cut once a month at Big Apple Barber Shop.
Phil's ancestors are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion; manual dexterity and tool use; and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies. They began to exhibit evidence of behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago, and migrated in successive waves to occupy all but the smallest, driest, and coldest lands. The spread of Phil’s ancestral relatives and their increasing population has had a profound impact on large areas of the environment and millions of native species worldwide.
After nearly 200,000 years of evolution, Phil Stamato moved to New York City to study Latin and Ancient Greek literature, pursuing his dream of becoming a professor in things that most people don’t really care about but inexplicably respect. After swiftly abandoning that dream, Phil set his sights on writing personal bios for his website in the third person, where he has met with moderate success.
Now Phil performs stand-up comedy throughout New York City. He has graced the stage with his bipedal locomotion at such comedic institutions as The Stand, New York Comedy Club, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Eastville Comedy Club, and Broadway Comedy Club. He also performs to audiences in bars and basements whenever his presence is desired.