"Has a glitteringly sharp comic mind. It's hard to criticise when your windpipe is in a reef knot from concussive laughter."
"The absence has only made his heart grow funnier...one spot-on gag after another...his carefully constructed lunacy threatens to give the shambolic world of stand-up a good name."
"It's a relief to discover the straightforward gagman…as a master of one-liners, he's way ahead of anyone else."
"A fascinating comedian. His stage persona masks how incredibly professional he is…a master gagsman."
-Scotland On Sunday
"His jokes are gold. And it's not just the way he tells them; it's the number of jokes he has....Absolutely top of the class in the laughing academy."
"Utterly idiosyncratic. Refreshing, cranky and extraordinarily funny."
"Perfection….he sets demanding standards for any comic to achieve, and that even includes himself."
"If Kafka had done stand-up comedy, he might have talked and looked like Emo Philips."
-The New Yorker
"The E.T. of comedy…. A wise child spewing barbed aphorisms."
-The New York Times
"If David Lynch is Jimmy Stewart from Mars, Emo is Buster Keaton from Venus…."
"A postgraduate course in lunacy from the master of macabre mischief, incapable of presenting a stale premise or uttering a flat line. He is the velociraptor of comedy: smart, sneaky and merciless."
"His jokes are more perfectly constructed, and his personality more compelling, than anyone else's...his comic fusillade is irresistible."
"Hilariously funny...a breathtaking performance."
-New York Post
A Massacre of Laughs."
-(Twin) City Pages
"Flawless comic timing."
"A one-man asylum, worth the trip."
"Very funny and very strange."
"Brilliantly sick, but also brilliantly brilliant."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"An object lesson in perfect performance comedy. Honestly, I have never enjoyed a better act in Edinburgh."
"Actually worth the hype, a one-off, a genuinely original comic persona."
"Unexpected delights pop up with unerring regularity in what is a cascade of comic invention."