COMEDIAN Jack Whitehall recently shared his fondness for Cardiff, calling it a “favourite night” on his 2023 Settle Down tour during an interview with BBC Radio Wales. The comedian praised the city’s lively atmosphere, stating that he can perform any night of the week there without worry.
Whitehall also reminisced about a memorable visit to Cardiff on his previous tour, where he and a friend explored the city’s nightlife. After one of his gigs, they embarked on a bar crawl that eventually led them to Caroline Street, affectionately known as ‘Chippy Lane’ or ‘Chip Alley’ due to its numerous fast food outlets and popularity among late-night revelers. The experience left a lasting impression on Whitehall’s friend from Barcelona, as they indulged in chips and curry sauce and joined in lively singalongs at one o’clock in the morning.
The London-born comedian has already completed three successful gigs in Cardiff this year, and due to overwhelming demand, he has decided to add an extra date at the Cardiff International Arena on September 20.
Whitehall’s fame extends beyond stand-up comedy, as he is widely recognized for his work in the BBC sitcom Bad Education and the Netflix comedy documentary series Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father, in which he starred alongside his father, Michael. Moreover, Whitehall’s Welsh heritage was discovered during an appearance on the BBC series Who Do You Think You Are? in 2019. He learned that his great-great-great-great-grandfather, Thomas Jones Phillips, played a significant role in the arrest of pro-democracy campaigner John Frost.
Throughout his career, Whitehall has formed a deep connection with Wales, expressing his love for the enthusiastic crowds and the time he has spent filming in the country.
With an additional date added to his Cardiff tour stop, fans of Jack Whitehall can look forward to more laughter and cultural experiences as the comedian continues to entertain audiences across the UK.