Jack WhitehallAFAS Live, Amsterdam
Jack Whitehall is an award-winning actor, comedian, presenter and writer. Widely celebrated for his hit show Travels With My Father (Netflix, 2017-21), his starring role in the BBC’s adaptation of Decline & Fall (2017) and Bad Education(BBC 2012-14), Jack can also be seen in Disney’s The Nutcracker And The Four Realms (2018), Amazon’s Good Omens (2019) and Clifford The Big Red Dog(2021). In late 2021, Jack starred in Disney’s blockbuster adventure, Jungle Cruise, opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. A sequel has recently been confirmed.
An acclaimed comedian who loves the stage, Jack’s 2019 arena tour, Jack Whitehall: Stood Up, was his biggest-ever stand-up show ever — playing to sold-out arenas across the UK. Jack then took the show to Australia, New Zealand and Dubai. He played to packed arenas across the UK on two tours: Jack Whitehall Gets Around (2014) and Jack Whitehall: At Large (2017). In early 2021, Netflix filmed his final tour date at Wembley Arena. Jack Whitehall: I’m Only Joking is streaming now.
In fact, the stage is where it all started. Jack began his career at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2007, where he won both The Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Competition and The Amused Moose Laugh Off. A string of further awards followed, including The British Comedy Awards’ King Of Comedy, as voted for by the public, three years in a row. From there, Jack has increasingly appeared in films, on television, on stage and as an unlikely comedy duo with his father, Michael Whitehall.
Finally, as a presenter, Jack has hosted the BRIT Awards (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) and several other prestigious award ceremonies, like the BAFTA Britannia Awards (2015, 2017 and 2018). He became the youngest-ever host of the Royal Variety Performance in 2015. For YouTube, he presented Training Days, where he travelled the world to interview international football stars in the lead-up to FIFA World Cup 2018. In 2019, Jack became the first (and so far only) person to stand in as host of the Graham Norton Show.