Jack Whitehall is a leading actor, comedian and writer.
He began his career at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007 winning both The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Competition and The Amused Moose Laugh Off, which was followed by a string of other awards, including The British Comedy Award’s King Of Comedy, as voted for by the public, for three years in a row and nominations for Best Newcomer at The Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his first solo show in 2009 and for Best Comedy Performance at The Royal Television Society Awards. He recorded a TV special for Comedy Central in New York and his arena tour Jack Whitehall Get’s Around in 2014 was followed in 2017 by Jack Whitehall: At Large, which was also filmed by Netflix and released in October of this year.
He was a regular on 8 series of Sky One’s A League of Their Own from 2012 to 2017, as well as three US Road Trips and appeared on the Royal Variety Performance in 2010, 2014 and subsequently becoming it’s youngest ever host in 2015. That year he also hosted The BAFTA Britannia Awards in Los Angeles and returned as host again in 2017. Other television shows hosted include Mock The Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Live at The Apollo, Sunday Night At The Palladium and Big Brother’s Big Mouth.
As a writer he has been involved in a number of successful programmes including three series of Bad Education, The Bad Education Movie and Sky One’s Bounty Hunters.
As an actor, he co-starred as JP in four series of Channel 4’s comedy series Fresh Meat, three series of Bad Education for BBC3 as well as The Bad Education Movie, Mother’s Day directed by Pretty Woman’s Garry Marshall, When Bowie met Bolan, playing Marc Bolan, for Sky Arts and Inside No 9 for BBC 2. He received excellent reviews for his portrayal of Paul Pennyfeather in BBC 1’s adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall and can be seen in Good Omens for the BBC and Amazon as well as The Nutcracker for Disney, both of which will be released in 2018.
With his father Michael, he hosted Backchat for BBC 2 & 3 in 2013 – 2015.