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INTERVIEW JACK The Lad

INTERVIEW JACK The Lad Jack Whitehall is flying high. As the Netflix special of his stand-up tour and new Sky series hit our screens, the award-winning comedian, writer and actor tells School Notices how he made it and why the grass is greener on the other side When did you first realise you were funny? Probably when I started doing sketch shows at Marlborough. They went down a storm as it was me in front of all my friends. Then you go out into the real world and get a nasty shock when it’s actual punters and they don’t laugh. How did your school years influence your career? Hugely. Not only has my background been a source of huge amounts of material but I also met like-minded people, many of whom I still work with - like Freddy Syborn, who was in my boarding house. We still write together to this day. When did you get your first big break? Getting a solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival was definitely the moment that people in the industry started taking notice of me. Brits love to bash posh people. How did you make your accent work for you? I think I owned the fact that everyone loves a bit of posh ›› W I N T ER 17 ★ schoolnotices.co.uk 27

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