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Jack Whitehall is at 02 Guildhall Southampton tonight with his warm up show

Jack Whitehall is at 02 Guildhall Southampton tonight with his warm up show

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Entertainments Editor

TWO of the country’s most in demand funnymen are warming up for their major UK tours in Hampshire this week.

Jimmy Carr is working on some new jokes as sold out Work in Progress takes to the Theatre Royal Winchester stage tonight.

The show is not finished, so essentially you’re watching Jimmy do his homework, something he describes as “joke mining”.

“You can’t stay grumpy when you have to think of jokes each day,” he says.

“I like to write a joke without any fat on it. The shorter the better. I cater for people with ADD, basically.”

You can expect a lot of short jokes in his live show – normally 300 in a set from the host of 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O’Clock Live.

Described as a show stopping tour de force, the energetic Jack Whitehall brings his work in progress to 02 Guildhall Southampton first tonight.

One of the UK’s hottest young comedy talents, he will then embark on his first ever live stand-up arena tour with sold out dates at Wembley Arena and the 02.

Jack Whitehall Gets Around is the first solo tour since the critically acclaimed Let’s Not Speak Of This Again from the King of Comedy Award winner and TV star.

Jack is best known for his role as public school graduate JP in comedy-drama, Fresh Meat. He has since flourished as a comedian and comic writer with his show Bad Education and as a panellist on A League Of Their Own, but admits he is more comfortable on stage.

“It’s a bit odd going from having an audience laugh to doing everything in silence… you do a joke and there’s nothing there,” he said. “It’s weird."

“I love being on stage and just messing around.”

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10:58am Fri 28 Feb 14

solomum says...

It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live.
It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live. solomum
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4:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ToastyTea says...

solomum wrote:
It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live.
I was just saying same to someone at work, really annoying would loved to have seen him also and didn't have a clue he was on here.
[quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live.[/p][/quote]I was just saying same to someone at work, really annoying would loved to have seen him also and didn't have a clue he was on here. ToastyTea
  • Score: -3

9:35pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Huffter says...

ToastyTea wrote:
solomum wrote:
It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live.
I was just saying same to someone at work, really annoying would loved to have seen him also and didn't have a clue he was on here.
Tickets were sold out - they didn't need you. Internet is a great source of information if you care to use it!
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]solomum[/bold] wrote: It would have been good if this had been reported prior to the show date. Tickets are now sold out. Would have loved to have seen Jack Whitehall live.[/p][/quote]I was just saying same to someone at work, really annoying would loved to have seen him also and didn't have a clue he was on here.[/p][/quote]Tickets were sold out - they didn't need you. Internet is a great source of information if you care to use it! Huffter
  • Score: 1

4:47pm Mon 3 Mar 14

saint61 says...

I got tickets saw the show was rib tickling brilliant oh and by the way touts were outside buying and selling. shame !
I got tickets saw the show was rib tickling brilliant oh and by the way touts were outside buying and selling. shame ! saint61
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