Phil Jerrod Wiki – Phil Jerrod Biography
Phil Jerrod was a Stand-up comedian who has died after a battle with a rare form of cancer. His agency, Off The Kerb, confirmed that Jerrod was died on Saturday after being diagnosed with sarcoma.
The sad update revealed that the comedian passed away with his wife at his side – while fans, colleagues, and followers have taken to social media in the wake of the news of his death to pay tribute and to express their shock and sadness.
A statement issued by Off The Kerb on Monday reads: “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.
He was 42 years old.
Phil Jerrod Dies
Mock The Week star Phil Jerrod has died at the age of 42 from rare cancer, as fellow comics paid tribute to the ‘kind and talented’ star.
The stand-up comic passed away on Saturday with his wife, Beck, by his side, according to a statement from his agent.
It is not known how long Phil had been suffering from sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects bones and soft tissue.
Nish Kumar today led tributes to his fellow comedian, tweeting: ‘This is awful news. A great comic and a lovely man.’
The Brighton-based star supported Romesh Ranganathan on his UK tour in 2016, and wrote for radio and television shows The Now Show, The News Quiz, and Mock The Week.
His online bio states Phil, ‘began his stand-up career underneath an Angus Steakhouse in 2012.’
It adds: ‘Since then he has failed his Ph.D., walked out of his job in publishing, and been entertaining audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants on the often unfathomable problems of modern life.’
Jerrod had previously supported Channel 4’s Romesh Ranganathan on his 2016 tour and has also accompanied Angela Barnes and Seann Walsh.
He was awarded Best Debut Act at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015 and had taken three critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Neanderthal 2015, Hypocrite 2016, and Submerged 2017).
Barnes – who had previously started a Just Giving page for the charity Sarcoma UK – described Jerrod as a ‘great friend’.
In a statement announcing his death, Jerrod’s agency, Off The Kerb said: ‘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.
‘On Saturday we had to say goodbye to one of my best friends, the incomparable Phil Jerrod,’ he said.
‘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.’
Lloyd Griffith said: ‘Such awful news. Not only was Phil really bloody funny, but he was the nicest man you’d ever bump into.
‘Thoughts and prayers with Beck. Cancer can f*** off.’