Jack has firmly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting and successful comedy talents, a status cemented by his People’s Choice Award for the King of Comedy at the 2012, 2013 & 2014 British Comedy Awards.
Jack received critical acclaim and another British Comedy Award nomination for his portrayal of former public schoolboy JP in the hit C4 comedy drama Fresh Meat. Jack received similar praise for his revival of JP in the second series of the show, as well as being nominated for Best Comedy Performance at the Royal Television Society Awards. Series 3 and 4 were also brilliantly received.
In 2012 Jack created hit school-based sitcom Bad Education, which concluded in 2014 after three critically-acclaimed series. Jack starred in the show as hapless history teacher Alfie Wickers. It was nominated in 2013 for Best Sitcom at the British Comedy Awards. A film adaptation, The Bad Education Movie, was released in summer 2015. He is also set to appear alongside Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts in upcoming film Mother’s Day, slated for release in April 2016.
Jack hosts 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 recently hosted The Royal Variety Performance, the youngest performer in the history of the show to do so.
In 2014 he completed his first arena tour, performing Jack Whitehall Gets Around to packed houses across the UK. The show saw Jack performing in a unique ‘in the round’ setting on a circular stage at the centre of the arena, a UK first for a solo stand-up tour. The DVD of the tour show, Jack Whitehall Gets Around: Live From Wembley Arena, was released on 24th November 2014.
In October 2013 Jack released his first book, Him & Me. Written with his father Michael Whitehall, Him & Me 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.