Jack Whitehall is an award-winning comedian, writer and actor. He has firmly established himself as one of the UK‘s most exciting and successful comedy talents.
Also a talented actor, Jack received critical acclaim and a British Comedy Award nomination for his portrayal of former public schoolboy JP in the hit C4 comedy Fresh Meat. He received similar praise for the second series as well as being nominated for Best Comedy Performance at the Royal Television Society Awards.
In 2012 Jack created hit school-based sitcom Bad Education. He starred in the show as hapless history teacher Alfie Wickers alongside Matthew Horne and Harry Enfield. A film adaptation, The Bad Education Movie, was released in 2015. He also appeared alongside Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts in Mother‘s Day, in 2016.
Jack hosted his own chat show with his father Michael Whitehall on BBC 3 entitled Backchat and is a regular panelist for Sky 1‘s A League of Their Own. He also hosted The Royal Variety Performance, the youngest performer in the history of the show to do so. Other TV appearances include QI, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, The Graham Norton Show, Sunday Night at the Palladium and Have I Got News For You.
In 2014 he completed his first arena tour. The show saw Jack performing in a unique ˜in the round‘ setting on a circular stage at the centre of the arena.
Jack has performed several sell-out solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2009, Jack was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for his debut solo Fringe show, Nearly Rebellious. In 2010 he returned to Edinburgh with Learning Difficulties. In 2011, Jack brought two shows to the Fringe, performing solo in Let‘s Not Speak of This Again and, with his father, Back Chat. 012 and entered into the Top Ten Comedy DVD Charts for Christmas 2012.
A nomination for the 2010 British Comedy Awards in the Best Male Comedy Breakthrough Artist category capped an incredible year for Jack which also saw him perform at the Royal Variety Performance.
In 2013 Jack released his first book, Him & Me. Written with his father, it is a hugely entertaining and irreverent account of a unique relationship between a father and son. Written in two distinctive styles, it reflects the larger-than-life personalities of its authors, Jack and Michael Whitehall.
In 2017 Jack starred to great acclaim in the BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's classic Decline and Fall.
"What a hit Jack was last night. The crowd loved him- he was really funny and perfect for the audience. He even got a bit mobbed at the end of the night!" Jack hosted a technology awards