For the best part of half a decade, gangly fright-haired potty-mouth Jack Whitehall has been tickling funny-bones with ever-increasing regularity. At one point, you couldn't escape the man - presenting Big Brother before invading panel game shows such as Charlie Brooker's You Have Been Watching, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Argumental, Mock the Week again and so it went on until a big break, of sorts.
Channel 4's Stand up for the Week in 2010 finally saw the man settle into more familiar territory - commanding a stage, prowling it like a meerkat with a fright-wig and making people laugh. More stand-up shows followed until a heavyweight appearance on BBC1's Live at the Apollo prodded the general public's psyche. Whitehall was 'in' and, for many a teenager needing a break from the pressures of life, a bit like having a sweary big brother who takes the piss out of the grown-ups.
In recent years, his CV has broadened, not least in acting with appearances in the Channel 4 comedy Fresh Meat and his self-written Bad Education in which he plays, well, a big kid (supposedly a teacher). And all the TV shows, panel-games and interim Fringe appearances have finally earned him a prize - his first proper BIG arena tour.
His new show entitled "Gets Around" will be unveiled before a large audience in 2014 with stops that include Aberdeen on 5th March, followed by Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester and many more until Wembley Arena on the 15th. [TICKETS: 1/3/2013 10:00], priced from around £25 to £28.50, depending on venue.