Award-winning comedian on his way to Sunderland

A comedian hailed as one of the country's most exciting and successful comedy talents is on his way to Sunderland.

Jack Whitehall will be at the Sunderland Empire on Friday January 13 after adding more dates to his stand-up show.

At Large is his biggest tour to date and will see him bring his unique brand of high-intensity silliness to thousands of fans up and down the country.

Whitehall was awarded he People’s Choice Award for the King of Comedy at the 2012, 2013 and 2014 British Comedy Awards.

The 28-year-old cut his teeth at the Edinburgh Fringe, taking up four sell out shows over three consecutive years and earning an Edinburgh Comedy Award nomination in the process with his debut show.

Jack has since gone on to host Live At The Apollo and the Royal Variety Performance, as well as perform stand-up at the internationally prestigious Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Canada.

A talented actor and writer, Jack received critical acclaim and another British Comedy Award nomination for his portrayal of former public schoolboy JP in the hit C4 comedy drama Fresh Meat. Jack also created and starred in BAFTA-nominated sitcom Bad Education, which concluded in 2014 after three critically-acclaimed series. A film adaptation, The Bad Education Movie, was released in summer 2015. Jack has also hosted his own chat show with his father Michael Whitehall on BBC 3 entitled Backchat and is a regular panellist on Sky 1 sports quiz A League of Their Own.

Tickets for the show go on general sale on Friday at 9am. They can be bought in person from the Box Office on High Street West or via the via the ticket centre on 0844 871 3022* or *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus standard network charges. Booking and transaction fees may apply to telephone and online bookings.