Popular stand-up comedian Phil Jerrod, who was also a television writer for shows including Mock the Week and The Now Show, has died aged 42 from a strange cancer. He died on Saturday with his wife Beck, by his side.
According to his agent, Phil suffered from sarcoma, a strange form of cancer that affects bones and soft tissues.
The Brighton-based comedian had enjoyed a stand-up career which saw him supporting acts including Romesh Ranganathan, who described Jerrod as one of his best friends.
“Phil Jerrod was one of my best friends and I loved him dearly,” Ranganathan wrote in an Instagram tribute. “He was a brilliant comedian, but above all one of the kindest and loveliest men you could ever meet.
“You would always feel better for spending time with him. I will miss him so much “.
In a statement announcing his death, Jerrod’s agency Off the Curb said: “It is with deep sadness that we must announce the death of Phil Jerrod.
“Phil died peacefully at home after a battle with cancer, with his devoted wife Beck by his side.”.
“Phil’s critically acclaimed comedy and comedy writing meant he was incredibly respected by his peers, supporting and writing with many of his comedy heroes.
“Phil was a close friend to us, an incredibly kind and talented man who got caught too soon”.
“Everyone who knew him will miss him very much.”
His online bio states that Phil, “started his stand-up career under an Angus Steakhouse in 2012.
He has since failed his doctorate, quit his job in publishing and entertained audiences up and down the country with his elegant rants about the often unfathomable problems of modern life. ‘
The star also had a huge fan base on her Crash Bang Wallop podcast, which launched in 2018.
Jerrod previously supported Channel 4’s Romesh Ranganathan on his 2016 tour, also accompanied by Angela Barnes and Seann Walsh.
It was awarded Best Debut Act at the Leicester Comedy Festival in 2015 and has brought three critically acclaimed solo shows to the Edinburgh Fringe.
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