Some of the country’s best-known comedians took part in an evening of entertainment in memory of Brighton-based comic Phil Jerrod on Tuesday 3rd October.
Jack Dee, The Last Leg’s Adam Hills, Romesh Ranganathan and Angela Barnes were among those who took to the stage at the Brighton Dome in honour of their departed friend and raised funds for Sarcoma UK.
It is two years since Phil, aged just 42, died of spindle sell sarcoma. There are an average of 173 cases of spindle cell sarcoma diagnosed every year in England.
All profits from the gig will help to continue Sarcoma UK’s life-changing work to ensure that everyone affected by sarcoma can access the treatment, care and support they need.
Sarcoma UK celebrity ambassador and Brighton-based comedian Angela Barnes, said: “Phil was one of my best friends and one of the most loving, funny, and creative people I’ve ever known. I can think of no better way of honouring his legacy.”
Richard Davidson, Chief Executive at Sarcoma UK, said: “More than 5,000 people are diagnosed with sarcoma cancer each year in the UK and Sarcoma UK relies solely on voluntary donations and the efforts of our fundraisers and supporters. Thanks to our celebrity ambassador Angela Barnes and all the other brilliant comics for taking part in this event to help improve outcomes for people living with this less common cancer.”
Phil Jerrod was a successful comedian and writer for radio and TV shows The Now Show, The News Quiz and Mock The Week. He was also a talented stand-up who supported stars including Sean Lock, Seann Walsh and Romesh Ranganathan. In 2022, he was posthumously named ‘Comedian’s Comedian’ at the Chortle Awards.