Jack Whitehall has revealed that he owes his success to Irish singer Chris De Burgh.
The comedian who went to the same school as Rosanna Davison’s dad said a a brief encounter with the man spurred his career in comedy.
“Maybe not so much my big break, but yeah, Chris De Burgh was essential in the self-realisation that going too far actually pays off,” he said.
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Jack is an English comedian who first hit the screens as a host on Big Brother’s Big Mouth as well as starring in Fresh Meat and Bad Education.
“I’d always been the class clown but I went one step further when rather randomly, Chris, who went to my school, came back to film an episode of Songs of Praise,” according to the Independent.ie.
“So while he was singing or talking to the camera. I pulled down my pants and mooned right behind him,” he added.
The 27-year-old then went on to have a massive career in comedy and doesn’t regret that prank.
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“That got great laughs, caused lots of disruption. Don’t think he knew what was going on but I was thrown out of my classroom, landed myself in hot water for that one. And it was very worth it,” he explained.
Jack makes light of himself in his comedy sketches and is a regular on the football show A League Of Their Own which is hosted by James Corden.
“I learned from then on that having extremely low levels of self-respect is good for comedy and you have to able to humiliate yourself. That has been my key to success. All thanks to Chris De Burgh,” he added.
The Bad Education Movie is out in cinemas Friday August 21st.