You may recognise Philip Patston from his ten-year career as a comedian and entertainer. He’s not as committed to comedy as he used to be, but it was a great way to get known and inspired him to start the Unique Agency.
Philip made regular appearances on Pulp Comedy between 1997 an 2003 and had a brief but acclaimed role in Shortland Street in 1999. In the same year he received the Billy T Award for his commitment and contribution to comedy in New Zealand.
Philip fronted a fundraising campaign for a major charity in the early 90s and had a cameo role on Spin Doctors. He has presented and been interviewed several times on TV and radio magazine programmes.
Philip blogs regularly and often speaks professionally about diversity, creativity and social change.
Height: 140cm (sitting in wheelchair)
Shoe Size: 7/8
2012: Leadership New Zealand Programme
2007: ArtVenture Creative Entrepreneurship
1999: Acting for TV and Film, Unitec short course
1996: Comedy, Unitec short course
2012: As Love Draws Near (YouTube), music video and song written, directed and performed by Philip
2007-2003: Pulp Comedy (TV Series)
2003: Spin Doctors (TV Series), Character: Job applicant
2001: The Truth About Men (TV Documentary)
2001: Inside New Zealand: the Hero Parade (TV Documentary), featured as Queer of the Year
1999: Queer Nation (TV Series), featured as Queer of the Year
1998-1999: Billy T Awards (TV Special)
1998: Shortland Street (TV Series), Character: Josh Sinclair
1998: TV2 Comedy Gala (TV Special)
1993: The People Next Door (TV Documentary)
1993: Miles and Shelly Go Flatting (TV Documentary)
2003-2004: NZCCS Fundraising Campaign
2012: Presentation at TEDx Auckland
1997-2010: Comedy performances