If you missed the recent Jack Whitehall gig in Peterborough your second chance to see him in January is almost gone – so be quick!
Following his sell-out gig earlier this month, Jack Whitehall’s popularity amongst comedy fans in the city shows no signs of waning.
Tickets for his second appearance at the East of England Arena and Events Centre, on January 6, 2020, have nearly sold out, with just a few hundred remaining.
Jason Lunn, venue director, East of England Arena, explained, “Eighty percent of the tickets have sold in the last week alone, which is almost unprecedented for any event at the Arena. Along with all the other venues in the city, we want to keep Peterborough up top on the comedy circuit, so getting Jack Whitehall back again within two months of his last appearance feels like a real win for everyone.”
ESP’s comedy columnist Sarah Slack reviews Jack’s recent gig…
Last month I was lucky to see Jack Whitehall’s brand new Stood-Up tour thanks to the lovely people at the East of England Arena, who managed to nab me a last minute ticket on the night. Performing to a sold out capacity of 5000, Whitehall’s new show succeeded in delivering both observational comedy, but also material which was tongue-in-cheek and more shocking than his standard fare, however the audience certainly had no problem with enjoying his surprisingly darker punchlines.
The show ribs and rides on the success of his popular Netflix series, Travels with My Father, including an introductory segment voiced by Michael Whitehall himself which made reference to local institutions and how he’d much rather be at The Solstice than seeing his son perform!
Throughout the show Jack performed some fantastic material on British cultural traditions, what it’s like performing in front of Prince Charles, and why dairy milk drinkers are considered the cigarette smokers of 2019. Jack’s inclusion of local references also has to be applauded, from mimicking a mad man shouting along Lincoln Road to parodying the posh Waitrose shoppers of Uppingham – it was clear Jack had done his research but he might want to work on his correct pronunciation of the word ‘fens’ next time!
Overall it was a great night out and another reminder of all the fantastic comedians performing right on our doorstep.
Tickets for his second show on Monday January 6 are likely to sell out again, so if you’re interested in snatching tickets to see this comedy star’s longest and best-received tour so far, visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk/jack-whitehall or www.jackwhitehall.com.