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 on sale now, priced from around £25 to £28.50, depending on venue.