The 'Bad Education' actor and popular stand-up comedian scooped the prize for the third year in a row.
Jack Whitehall has been named as “king of comedy” for the third consecutive year at the British Comedy Awards 2014.
The 26 year old comedian and actor won the publicly-voted prize at the ceremony in Wembley, north-west London, on Tuesday evening. He beat the other nominated contenders David Mitchell, Lee Mack, Graham Norton, Greg Davies and Jo Brand.
Jack Whitehall won 'King of Comedy' at the BBC Comedy Awards for a third time a row
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Jack Whitehall - Shots of a host of stars as they took to the red carpet for the 2014 British Fashion Awards which were held at the London Coliseum in London, United Kingdom - Monday 1st December 2014
The comedian and his wife are to give Max a little brother or sister!
James Corden and his wife Julia Carey are expecting their second child together, a rep has confirmed to the Mirror. The couple were last spotted at the weekends TV BAFTAs on Sunday night where a very small bump could clearly been seen under Carey's form-fitting black dress but now the news has been confirmed officially.
James Corden & Julia Carey Have Announced They're Expecting A Baby.
"James and Julia have loved every minute of becoming parents to their toddler Max and were keen to give him a brother or sister who is close in age," said the representative. "They're delighted to be pregnant again and can't wait to expand the family."
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Michael Buerk hates BBC3.
BBC stalwart Michael Buerk has called the recently axed BBC3 "drivel" despite a high profile battle to save the channel. The corporation announced that the channel will be moving online-only in an effort to save £100m - a decision that Buerk is only too happy to back.
Michael Buerk Is Glad To See The Back of BBC3
Buerk described BB3's offerings "embarrassing" and described the reality show Snog, Marry, Avoid? as "cutting-edge tripe."
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Any mooted changes are in light of extensive cuts hitting in 2016
The BBC has denied rumours that it will scrap the license fee in favour of a subscription service, instead revealing possible plans for an “enforced membership scheme” in 2020, though it is unclear how that system would differ from the current, taxpayer model.
Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC
The news comes after a Sunday Times article claimed that The BBC were planning on upheaving the current funding system with a view to kicking off a subscription-based format. The BBC insisted this report was incorrect.
The fate of the channel is to be decided later today.
The BBC has deemed BBC3 an unnecessary investment and the channel is to be axed from television, with the content being released online. However, the comedy stars of BBC3 disagree with the decision and have launched a campaign to save the youth-oriented channel.
Jack Whitehall was one of the first celebrities to rally behind the channel.
"I really hope reports that the BBC may kill BBC3 are just rumours. [Their] support of new comedy in particular is vital! #saveBBC3," tweeted Whitehall, who writes and stars in Bad Education on the channel.
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More information on BBC3's future will be announced tomorrow, Thursday, 6 March.
In 2010 BBC 6Music was saved following a vocal campaign from both high profile individuals in the music industry and fans of the show. Fast-forward 4 years and a similarly niche sub-section of the BBC – the television channel BBC3 – is facing extinction, unless a social media campaign and some celebrity backers can save it.
The news of BBC3’s impending downgrade from fully fledged digital channel to limited online-only content provider came as Tony Hall made a speech last week, in which he said "tough choices" would have to be made if the corporation was to meet its savings target.
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The agent behind Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jonathan Ross and Alan Carr passes away and is remembered by those who owe him everything.
The British comedy scene has been left in shock after the unexpected death of top manager and agent Addison Cresswell who passed away in his sleep at home on Sunday (21st Dec.) night aged just 53 after what is believed to have been a heart attack.
The Agent Behind Some Of The Biggest Comedy Names (Such As Michael McIntyre, Pictured) Has Died.
A sorrowful statement released from his company confirmed "Agent, producer and charity fundraiser Addison Cresswell passed away in his sleep at home last night at the age of 53. "Widely considered to be one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry, his clients included Jack Dee, Lee Evans, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr, Michael McIntyre, Dara O Briain and Sean Lock.
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Which of the six nominees will you vote to become King or Queen of comedy?
The nominations are in for this year's British Comedy Awards King or Queen. Out of various awards for television performances, breakthrough comedians, and entertainment personalities, one comedian will rise to be crowned the year's King or Queen of Comedy at the ceremony hosted by Jonathan Ross.
Though there are 15 categories in total, only one - the King or Queen of Comedy - is open to public voting meaning British people will choose their favourite comedian of the year. Entertainers up for one of the country's most prestigious comedy awards include Jack Whitehall, David Mitchell, Sarah Millican, Graham Norton, Lee Mack and Alan Carr.
Jack Whitehall and his dad interview Danny Dyer and Jeremy Paxman in 'Backchat'.
Jack Whitehall teams up with his theatrical agent father for his latest show 'Backchat with Jack Whitehall and His Dad', the first episode of which has hit TV screens to a warm welcome.
Michael and Jack Whitehall team up for the latter's latest show
Jack Whitehall has had a string of comedy successes in recent years such as 'Hit The Road Jack', which saw him on a comedy tour of the UK in 2012; Channel 4 comedy show 'Fresh Meat', in which he stars as an upper-class, wannabe ladykiller at university; and his self-written school comedy 'Bad Education' which sees him play a generally useless young teacher.
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The BBC comedy was on iPlayer before TV land got near it.
Season two of the popular Jack Whitehall comedy, Bad Education, wasn’t your standard affair. The BBC show – having enjoyed a successful first season – debuted its second exclusively on BBC iPlayer before last night’s televisual bow, Digital Spy reports.
The cast of Bad Education are back for another season
And it was an experiment that proved successful; 1.5m people checked the first episode out before it went live on TV, and that didn’t stop traditional viewers tuning in, either. BBC3 nabbed 832k - a 4.6% share - for the series premiere. BBC Three's Zai Bennett described the modern approach to this season as "fantastic start" to their "innovation of premiering all scripted comedies on BBC iPlayer".