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Cool It!

“RUBBER-FACED RIBALDRY” from protege of Jasper Carrott. Lancastrian Phil Cool briefly captured nation’s attention with highly accurate but none too funny impressions of Mick Jagger, Rolf Harris and, um, the Pope, plus “Terry Wogan turning into rubber-faced alien” party piece. Apex of fame: being a guest star on 3-2-1. Nadir of fame: slumming it on Central in 1991 in Cool Head (no exclamation mark needed).



  1. Joanne Gray

    November 19, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    I recently watched all available episodes of Cool It! on You Tube. A very funny and talented performer.

  2. Paul

    March 8, 2019 at 12:54 am

    “Rubber Faced Irritant” is how Half Man Half Biscuit described him in their officially best ever song, National Shite Day.

    That’s how you know you’ve really made it!

  3. Droogie

    March 10, 2019 at 4:14 am

    I always found Phil Cool a very strange act. He was a bit too weird for mainstream TV but not quite edgy enough for alternative comedy. His impressions could be a bit hit and miss too, but I recall his routine about Thunderbirds and Stingray being very funny – especially his uncanny facial recreation of an Aquaphibian.

  4. richardpd

    March 10, 2019 at 10:46 am

    I remember he had a period of appearing quite a bit on children’s TV shows in the late 1980s to show off his rubber faced skills.

  5. THX 1139

    March 11, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I dread to think what his Rolf Harris material is like now.

  6. Tom Ronson

    March 25, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    His impressions and facial contortions were very accurate, but he really needed someone else writing the scripts.

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