Phil Jerrod, 42, has died following a battle with cancer, with fans and colleagues
paying tribute to the stand-up comedian today.
In a statement from his agency, Off The Kerb, announcing his death a spokesman
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.
“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.”
The heartbroken comic said today: “Phil Jerrod was one of my very best friends and I
loved him dearly.
“He was a brilliant comic, but more importantly one of the kindest and loveliest men
you could ever meet. “You would always feel better for having spent time with him.
I will miss him so much.”
He also went on the road with Seann Walsh and Angela Barnes on their national tours.
Angela said today: “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.”
She had launched a GoFundMe page in 2019 to help the comic while he was forced
out of work for three months after having his kidney removed.
Fans and friends helped pull together £7,455.
Angela said at the time: “As you may or may not know, our esteemed colleague,
funnyman and all round bloody good egg, Phil Jerrod, is having to have a pesky
kidney removed as a matter of some urgency.
ol’ deal. I really don’t want Phil and Beck (his lovely wife) to be worrying about
As well as performing stand-up on stage, the comic wrote for The Now Show, The
News Quiz, and Mock The Week.
Nish Kumar tweeted: “This is awful news. A great comic and a lovely man.”
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.”
Phil was awarded Best Debut Act at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015.
He also took three critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.