"Full of idiosyncratic humanity" The Guardian
Influenced By His Personal Life
Want To Hire Phil Nichol
Phil Nichol although currently residing in London, was born in Scotland but raised in Canada. Thats not too bad for a guy who first tasted fame with the successful musical comedy trio of Corky and the Juice Pigs, with the song ‘Eskimo’. In 2005 Phil toured and performed his one man show ’Nearly Gay’ which is formed around the basis of himself being a straight man in his predominantly homosexual social group of friends. The tour itself was surrounded by four star reviews and material that was provoked by fellow comic, Scott Capurro, who repeatedly interrupted Nichols performing his song ‘Eskimo’, stating it was homophobic, whereas Nichols defends the song as an expression of solidarity
An Exuding Stage Presence
The basis of his stand up and stage presence has really been influenced by his personal life, he is a real energetic and exciting performer with the unquenchable thirst to break boundaries and be innovative with his work, shown perfectly through ’Nearly Gay’. You wouldn’t even notice if Phil was improvising as it comes naturally to the man, whether it be musical, comedy or acting. His fresh material which gives him relevance in time is often these days accompanied by a surreal edge to some of his mischievous rantings, the fun, yet absurd, yet sometimes shocking comedy has cemented his position as one of the best comedians on the circuit today.
Destine For Success
Nichols has always was always destined for success especially after his joys with Corky and the Juicy Pigs, he was also nominated for the Perrier Award after his performance at the 2002 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, in 2006 Nichol won the if.comedy award with, he later went on to perform in Australia and be nominated for the Best Headliner at the Chortle awards. He also has handful of acting credits from on stage and he has appeared on numerous television shows including Rob Brydons Annually Retentive.
“Nichol is at his best when acting, either delivering stunning stories like Nearly Gay or The Naked Racist, or in more pronounced characters such as the dead poet Bobby Spade. ” – Chortle
“It’s like a fine pub yarn – full of idiosyncratic humanity.” –
“Cross-breeding jokes with heart-wrenching anecdotes about betrayal” –