Quickfire comedy? | Jack Whitehall tackles blaze (badly) on stage

Quickfire comedy?

Jack Whitehall tackles blaze (badly) on stage

Jack Whitehall had to fight a fire on stage on Friday night.

Part of his set caught alight while he was performing at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, prompting him to grab a fire extinguisher from the wings.

He told the audience: ’If anyone thinks this is part of the show - it’s definitely not part of the show.’

But the comic proved ineffectual as a firefighter, not realising he had to pull out a pin to be able to used it. A member of the venue staff then came out to help him.

After the show Whitehall tweeted: “Wow crazy show in Leeds! My set caught fire. actual fire. Turns out in an emergency situation I'm about as much use as a chocolate teapot.’

He added that he was back at he venue on February 27, saying: ‘Hopefully at that show everything will remain unignited.’

One fan captured some of the incident on video:

Earlier in the evening, Whitehall got laughs from making his grand entrance on a horse: which promptly crapped on the stage.

Published: 12 Feb 2017

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