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Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, Phil Nichol takes to the Fringe
as if it's the mothership calling him home. Ever since he ventured to
the capital in 1994 and received his first Perrier nomination as part
of the legendary Corky and The Juice Pigs (composers of the immortal
Only Gay Eskimo ) Phil has never been one for a low-key August.
A genuine Fringe institution, Phil's tireless stand-up and stage
contributions resulted in him being awarded a Spirit of The Fringe
Award in 2005.
Phil's career has never been short of garlands; he won the 1998
TimeOut Comedy Award and his 2002 solo Fringe show Things I Like, I
Lick earned him a second Perrier nomination. And who else could
they have awarded 2006's inaugural if.comeddies Award (successor to
the Perrier) to than the ‘thermonuclear' Mr Nichol?
Phil's ‘straight' acting career has proved equally fruitful. In 2005
The Stage named him Best Actor for his performance in Edward Albee's
Zoo Story and he has performed alongside Christian Slater in
the acclaimed production of One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest.
Stewart Lee directed him in his 2006 production of Talk Radio
(where he was again nominated by The Stage for Best Actor) and Phil
also took to the West End Stage in Boy George's hit musical Taboo.
Phil is also fast becoming a familiar TV face, with performances as
the camper-than-thou entertainment host in BBC's hit comedy Broken
News and as Rob Brydon's agent in Annually Retentive.
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