Jack Whitehall

Awards:
• Nominee: Best Newcomer, Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2009
• Nominee: Chortle Best Newcomer 2008
• Finalist: Hackney Empire New Act 2008
• Winner: Amused Moose 2007
• Winner: Charlie Harthill Special Reserve 2007
• Finalist: So You Think You’re Funny 2007
• Runner Up: Laughing Horse Final 2007

At just twenty-one years old, Jack Whitehall has made a remarkable impact upon the comedy world. In August 2009, he was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his debut solo Fringe show, Jack Whitehall: Nearly Rebellious. The show received rave reviews and completely sold out, with an extra date added due to public demand. In August 2010, he will return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a brand new stand up show. With a host of competition titles and an array of live appearances under his belt, this so-called ‘newcomer’ has guest hosted Never Mind the Buzzcocks and last year he co-wrote and hosted TNT Show on Channel 4. In 2009 he hosted Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth for its three week run live on E4. Recent television appearances include You Have Been Watching, Would I Lie to You? , 8 Out of 10 Cats, Mock the Week and A Comedy Roast and Channel 4’s Comedy Gala filmed at the O2.

Born into a theatrical family, Jack initially worked as a child actor in various television dramas but shortly after leaving school he decided to pursue a career in stand up comedy. Six months later, aged 18, he beat over 600 contestants to become the youngest ever comedian to reach the final of the prestigious Laughing Horse New Act competition for which he finished runner up. In addition, he battled his way through a tense two night London competition to secure a place on the Pleasance Comedy Reserve. Whilst at the Fringe, he reached the final of Channel 5’s So You Think You’re Funny? and was crowned the youngest ever Winner of The Amused Moose New Act of the Year, leading Time Out to pinpoint him as “a rising star.”

Television:

• Channel 4’s Comedy Gala (C4, 2010)
• A Comedy Roast: Chris Tarrant (C4, 2010)
• A League of Their Own (guest) (Sky 1, 2010)
• 8 Out Of 10 Cats (guest) (Channel 4, 2008, 2009, 2010)
• Mock the Week (guest) (BBC 2, 2010)
• Never Mind the Buzzcocks (guest host) (BBC2, 2009)
• Argumental (guest) (Dave, 2009)
• Mock the Week (guest) (BBC2, 2009)
• You Have Been Watching (guest) (Channel 4, 2009)
• TNT Show (writer/presenter) (Channel 4, 2009)
• Would I Lie To You? (guest) (BBC1, 2009)
• 8 Out Of 10 Cats (guest) (Channel 4, 2008, 2009)
• Big Brother’s Big Quiz (guest) (Channel 4 and E4, 2009)
• Shockwave NME Awards (writer/presenter-backstage coverage) (C4, 2009)
• Celebrity Big Brother’s Big Mouth (writer/presenter) (E4, 2009)
• The Sunday Night Project (guest) (Channel 4, 2008)
• Soccer AM (guest) (Sky Sports, 2008)
• Celebrity Juice (guest) (ITV2, 2008)
• Tonightly Show (writer/performer) (Channel 4, 2008)
• Edinburgh and Beyond (guest stand up) (Paramount Comedy, 2008)
• Ruddy Hell! It’s Harry and Paul (BBC, 2008)
• Big Brother’s Big Mouth (writer/presenter) (E4, 2008)
• Jesus Boy and the Goatherd (writer/performer) (E4 “Funny Cuts”, 2008)
• Beehive (BBC3, 2008)
• The World Stands Up (guest stand up) (Paramount Comedy, 2008)

Almost too young and talented
Telegraph

A new comer with the poise of an old timer
Herald

A five star act
Scotsman

One to watch right now
Metro

A stand up machine
Guardian