Phil Rosenthal Announces 'An Evening with Phil Rosenthal of Sombody Feed Phil' Tour of Australia and New Zealand

Phil Rosenthal Announces 'An Evening with Phil Rosenthal of Sombody Feed Phil' Tour of Australia and New Zealand

Published: Monday 17 July, 2023

Phil Rosenthal, creator, writer and producer of Everybody Loves Raymond, and Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil is bringing his live tour: An Evening with Phil Rosenthal tour to Australia & New Zealand this Spring. He’ll be talking about his travels, the food along the way, as well as his 2022 release ‘Somebody Feed Phil The Book’.

Presented by Live Nation, the tour will be wrapping up in Auckland on Wednesday, October 4.

Tickets go on sale Thursday July 20 at 11am (local).

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the pre-sale which commences at 11am (local) on Wednesday July 19, and concludes at 10am on Thursday, July 20.

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About Phil Rosenthal

Phil Rosenthal is the award-winning creator, executive producer, writer, and host of “Somebody Feel Phil,” Netflix’s most popular food and travel show, which recently premiered its fifth season in May 2022. This Emmy-nominated unscripted documentary series, which combines his love of food and travel with his unique brand of humour, has enjoyed over 24 million viewers in 190 countries, and has become must-see TV for foodies, restaurateurs, travellers, and armchair enthusiasts all over the world. Rosenthal recently won a 2022 Critics Choice Real TV Award for “Best Travel/Adventure Show,” and he also garnered a 2022 James Beard Award nomination for “Visual Media—Long Form.” Season 6 of this hit series is set to launch Fall 2022. Rosenthal has expanded his love of humour, food, and human connection by launching his first podcast “Naked Lunch,” in May 2022, which is live on Stitcher, SiriusXM’s mobile app, Pandora, and all major podcast listening platforms. Featuring world-renowned guests, this show is “an informal meeting of wits, minds and hearts” over lunch from some of his favourite eateries around Los Angeles. Up next, Rosenthal will release his highly anticipated book SOMEBODY FEED PHIL: THE BOOK on October 18, 2022, via Simon & Schuster. As the companion cookbook to his hit Netflix show, this is the ultimate collection of must-have recipes, never-before-heard stories, behind-the-scenes photos, and more from the first four seasons of the beloved series.


Rosenthal was born in Queens, New York, and moved with his parents and brother to New City, New York, in Rockland County, where he was raised. After graduating from Hofstra University on Long Island, where he majored in theatre, he embarked on a career as an actor, writer, and director in New York City. In 1989, he relocated to Los Angeles. Rosenthal’s early writing credits include the comedy series “Down the Shore” and “Coach.” In 1995, Rosenthal created the hit CBS comedy “Everybody Loves Raymond” which premiered the following year. He served as the showrunner and executive producer for all nine years of the show’s very successful run, which ended in 2005. During its original run, the show was nominated for over 70 Emmy Awards, and won 15 awards, including two for “Best Comedy Series” in 2003 and 2005.


Rosenthal won the 2002 Writers Guild Award for “Excellence in Television Writing” for his “Italy” Script. After the series wrapped, Rosenthal penned a book on the art of comedy and the making of a sitcom classic. YOU’RE LUCKY YOU’RE FUNNY: HOW LIFE BECOMES A SITCOM was published in 2007 via Penguin Publishing Group. Rosenthal also co-wrote “America: A Tribute to Heroes,” the 9/11 telethon which aired on all four networks in September 2001, for which he won a Peabody Award and an Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Writing.” Rosenthal then went on to write, direct, and star in his first feature film for Sony Pictures. EXPORTING RAYMOND, the true story about the attempt to turn “Everybody Loves Raymond” into a Russian sitcom, was met with critical acclaim upon its release in October 2010.


In 2015, Rosenthal embarked on a new journey by creating his first travel food series “I’ll Have What Phil’s Having.” This PBS documentary series, which is the precursor to “Somebody Feed Phil,” received two Taste Awards and won the 2016 James Beard Award for “Best Television Program, on Location.” In October 2020, Rosenthal launched Somebody Feed the People, an initiative of the Rosenthal Family Foundation that supports organizations making an impact and building community through food. This inclusive and non-partisan initiative partners with organizations across the U.S. that address food access and insecurity, support chefs and restaurant workers, create employment pathways, and strengthen the health of our food systems.

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