Jack Whitehall to launch his first podcast | Safe Space with comedy writer James Serafinowicz

Jack Whitehall to launch his first podcast

Safe Space with comedy writer James Serafinowicz

Jack Whitehall  is to host his first ever podcast, all about awkward moments and embarrassment.

The comic will be joined by comedy producer and writer James Serafinowicz for the new series, Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space, that wull be available to Audible subscribers.

Whitehall said: ‘I’m a man who divides his time more or less equally between a) getting myself in cringe-inducing situations, and then, b) telling strangers about those cringe-inducing situations. So doing a podcast with Audible to help others also experience the cathartic joy of sharing tales of embarrassment is an absolute treat.

‘We’ve got some amazing stories from listeners and celebrity guests who have kindly agreed to share some of their personal humiliations with us all so they can move on, cringe-free. There’s no judgment in my Safe Space. Except when my parents inevitably come on as guests, at which point there will very much be judgment.’

The show will launch on  November 21 with each episode focusing on a different topic including bodily mishaps and love and dating.

Audible executive  Aurelie De Troyer, added: ‘Safe Space  will give listeners the chance to interact with to Jack take back the control of their embarrassing stories and turn it into something we can all relate to and laugh about together.’

It comes after Whitehall said he was giving up stand-up - at least for a while.

Speaking to Jay Rayner on his Back To Lunch food podcast last year, the comedian said: ‘I'm probably not doing any more stand-up.’

‘I certainly felt, after the last tour, like I need to stop for a bit because I don't feel like I have anything to say or add to the discourse.

‘I'm bored of the sound of my own voice and I want to go away and live my life a bit and have some more experiences and write and come back with something more interesting to talk about.’

However, his retirement may be short-lived as he is doing a work-in-progress gig at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre on Saturday week. Tickets go on sale at 10am today here.

He has also been working on a return of his school comedy Bad Education for BBC Three. He is recording a one-off special marking the departure of his character Alfie Wickers, ahead of a new six-part series featuring a mix of old and new chatracters/

Published: 29 Sep 2022

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