Phil Jerrod

Phil Jerrod

Date of death: 04-09-2021
Phil Jerrod began stand-up in 2012. He was a finalist in the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2014.
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Stand-up Phil Jerrod dies of cancer

'An incredibly kind and talented man, who was taken far too soon'

Stand-up comedian Phil Jerrod has died of cancer at the age of 42.

His agents Off The Kerb announced the news this morning, saying: ‘It is with deep sadness we have to announce the death of Phil Jerrod. Phil peacefully passed away at home after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife Beck by his side.

‘Phil's critically acclaimed stand-up and comedy writing meant he was incredibly respected by his peers, supporting and writing with many of his comedy heroes.

‘Phil was a dear friend to us, an incredibly kind and talented man, who was taken far too soon. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.’

Among those playing tribute today were fellow Brighton-based comic Angela Barnes, who said: ‘On Saturday we had to say goodbye to one of my best friends, the incomparable Phil Jerrod. One of the most loving, funniest and most creative people I’ve known. All my thoughts are with Beck, your beloved wife. I love you Phil, life won’t be the same again. Utterly heartbroken.’

Stand-up Toby Hadoke, host of Manchester's XS Malarkey comedy club, added: 'So very sad to hear that Phil Jerrod, a fine comic with a brilliant sense of humour steeped with both intelligence & silliness (and delivered masterfully) has died so young. A respected, well liked fellow, comedy clubs like XS (where he played often) will be poorer without him.'

Jerrod  started stand-up in 2012, and performed three solo shows as the Edinburgh Fringe: Neanderthal in 2015, Hypocrite in 2016 and Submerged in 2017.

He was forced to cancel three months of work in 2019 - including a planned return to the Fringe – to have a kidney removed. Comedians rallied around to raise £7,500 in his support.

He has supported many fellow Off The Kerb acts on tour  including  Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan and has written for radio and TV shows including The Now Show, The News Quiz, and Mock The Week.

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Published: 6 Sep 2021


Past Shows

Edinburgh Fringe 2014

Comedy Reserve

Edinburgh Fringe 2015

Phil Jerrod: Neanderthal

Edinburgh Fringe 2016

Phil Jerrod: Hypocrite

Edinburgh Fringe 2017

Phil Jerrod: Submerged

Edinburgh Fringe 2019

Phil Jerrod: Unrelatable


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