Jack Whitehall: Stood Up
Jack’s first major foray into acting was his portrayal of former public schoolboy “J.P.” in the hit Channel 4 comedy drama Fresh Meat. Both Jack and the show received continued praise including a second British Comedy Award nomination for Jack as audiences devoured a further two series. In 2012 Jack created the hit school-based sitcom Bad Education. Jack co-wrote and starred in the show as hapless history teacher Alfie Wickers alongside a stellar cast including Mathew Horne and Harry Enfield. The critically acclaimed show ran for three series and culminated in The Bad Education Movie – a feature film which Jack also co-wrote and starred in. Additionally, ABC ordered a pilot episode in 2014, which was written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, and directed by Craig Zisk.
His multi-faceted success also includes appearances on hit TV panel shows such as QI, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and Have I Got News For You and he has been a series regular on the BAFTA award winning Sky series A League Of Their Own for five series. In 2013, Jack began hosting his own chat show ‘Backchat’ on BBC 3 alongside his father Michael. The pair also authored the autobiographical Him & Me, an entertaining and irreverent account of their unique relationship.
In 2015 Jack was crowned “King of Comedy” for the third year in a row at the British Comedy Awards.