Jack Carroll - Actor, Writer, Comedian
Performing on stage as part of a Fundraiser for Men’s Mental Health Charity Andy’s Man Club
One Ell of A Laugh Comedy Night
Saturday 26 March, 6.30pm - 11.30pm | Shay Stadium Halifax, West Yorkshire
23 year old comedian Jack Carroll who is from Brighouse in West Yorkshire, will be performing on stage at the Shay Stadium as part of The Elland Round Table ‘One Ell of A Laugh’ annual fundraiser for the national men’s mental health Charity Andy’s Man Club, that originated from Halifax.
Jack will be appearing on the bill along with local Leeds comedy talent Kerry Robinson who covers how she deals with relationships, being middle aged and how her boyfriend pranks her; 25 year-old stand up from the North, Silham Shazad who combines his personal experiences with current affairs. ; northern comedian and compere MC Graeme Rayner; and popular TV comic Jon Richardson.
The proceeds from the event will go to the well loved and respected Andy’s Man Club and their work that focuses on men’s mental health. The charity was established in Halifax and offer free-to-attend talking groups for men whilst challenging the stigma around Male Mental Health and asking for help. Since it’s conception, the charity has had national media attention as well as support from high profile celebrities and influencers. The charity has grown and now has 69 clubs across the country supporting men under the campaign #itsokaytotalk
Jack Carroll said: “I am honoured to be back performing as part of The Elland Round Table annual fundraiser and for such a wonderful cause. Being from around West Yorkshire, I know what great work Andy’s Man Club do for men. I also know most if not all of the line up and live in the next town to Jon Richardson so looking forward to a great night full of laughter.”
In 2013, 14-year old Jack Carroll took ‘Britain's Got Talent’ audiences, the judges and the public by storm on the seventh series where he became overall runner up with his stand-up routine poking fun at his own disability. On walking onto the stage with the help of his infamous frame, he was asked to introduce himself to which he replied to the panel, “I’m a professional gymnast!” and gained a roaring laugh from all in the room. Since his appearance on the popular TV show, Jack has gone from strength to strength breaking the taboos around the subject of disability, refreshingly opening up the conversation with his edgy humour. Following his TV performance and his well received first stand-up show ‘Impaired’, Jack is now preparing for touring a new scaled down show ‘A Walk in Progress’ as a way of testing his new material in intimate studio theatre spaces with lucky fans.
Jack has been very active in acting, writing and stand up comedy ever since his appearance on Britain's Got Talent, fine-tuning his comedic skills and not only has he maintained and improved his hilarity but he has grown in maturity, opening himself up to a far wider audience. His inimitable style of comedy demands the attention of the audience as his subject is often misunderstood in the wider world, or even avoided in fear of offending. Jack hits the subject of disability head-on in a wonderfully warm, friendly but also cutting humour, which is absorbed and appreciated by his audience to resounding laughter and applause.
Audiences will enjoy a hilarious, and hysterical evening of entertainment, experiencing the lighter side of Jack Carroll’s observations on life coping with Cerebral Palsy in the modern world. It’s the perfect remedy for those in after a much needed funny, warm and carefree evening during these exceedingly difficult COVID times and all whilst supporting a charity who help support the men in our community.
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Sofia Cann - Publicist