Philip Soltanec (born February 7, 1956), better known by his stage name as Emo Philips, is a stand-up comedian from Downers Grove, Illinois. His stand-up routine is characterized by his eccentric appearance, falsetto voice, and surreal humor. Soltanec has also had acting roles on television series such as Miami Vice and The Weird Al Show (on The Weird Al Show, he looked directly into the camera, waved and yelled, "Hi Mom!....I'm sorry. Your cameraman looked just like my mother.") He's also voice-acted for the animated series Dr.