If there’s one thing you man Klaus is expert at, it’s spending most of his waking hours with his eyes cracked and glazed, mouth agape, ingesting all manner of British television. British period drama, variety shows, crime shows, sitcoms, stand-up specials, baking contests, house or antique hunting, game shows, and more make up 99.9% of the entertainment fare I ingest with relish (and loads of booze). A highlight of British light entertainment is their peerless legacy of coming up with some of the most entertaining panel shows in existence. For your man Klaus, such panel shows like QI, 8 out of 10 Cats, 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Would I Lie to You, Mock the Week, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and Have I Got News for You (to name a few) not only keep me inadvertently informed about current and past trivia, but they also keep me abreast of the who’s who in British comedy.
A perennial face on such light entertainment is 28-year-old comedian Jack Whitehall. Jack first popped onto my comedy radar a few years back with his role as the posh JP on the absolutely brilliant comedy program(me) Fresh Meat. Jack’s portrayal of this arrogant, posh, and utterly punchable twat is unforgettable. What I didn’t realize was that prior to Fresh Meat (which came out in 2011) young Whitehall had already established himself as a prolific stand-up comedian and TV personality (lookit the dude’s CV). And since then, his career has done nothing but get bigger and bigger. Check out a few standup clips below.
He currently sells out the UKs largest theaters with ease, yet he barely sets foot in the USA. That’s why I am happy to report that Jack Whitehall will be performing a rare one-off headlining show at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 7 at noon. This appears to be his only upcoming US date and an exceedingly intimate venue by to see a comedian of this caliber.