Jack Carroll (comedian)

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Jack Carroll
Jack Carroll at Salford University.jpg
Jack Carroll in 2013
Born 1998 (age 15–16)
Yorkshire, England
Education Brighouse High School
Years active 2012–present
Influences Jason Manford
Notable works and roles Ministry of Curious Stuff (2012–14)
Britain's Got Talent (2013)

Jack Carroll (born 1998) is a British comedian and actor. Carroll competed in the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent at the age of 14, finishing as the runner-up. As an actor, he has appeared in two series of the CBBC Channel show Ministry of Curious Stuff and has been cast in the second series of BBC One sitcom Big School, to air in August 2014. Carroll, whose cerebral palsy is often a subject of his act,[1] won a Pride of Britain award in 2012.

Career[edit]

Stand-up[edit]

In 2010 at the age of 12, Carroll came to comedian Jason Manford's attention when he saw a video of Carroll performing at his parents' wedding anniversary. At Manford's invitation, Carroll gave a short performance at the start of Manford's live show in front of more than 1,400 people at St. George's Hall in Bradford.[2] The performance was featured on a segment of BBC One TV series The One Show.[3][4] He performed with Manford again on 21 and 22 June 2013 at the Victoria Theatre in Halifax.[5]

Acting[edit]

In early 2012, Carroll was cast as Mr. Frazernagle in Ministry of Curious Stuff on the CBBC Channel, which starred Vic Reeves,[4] and has appeared in two series of the show.[6]

On 4 May 2014, it was announced that Carroll would be joining the cast of the BBC One sitcom Big School. Carroll will play Dean, a new student at Greybridge School.[7] On 6 June 2014, it was announced that Carroll would star in the fourth series of Sky1 comedy show Trollied, where he will play the role of Harry.[8][9]

Britain's Got Talent[edit]

Carroll was a contestant on the seventh series of Britain's Got Talent in 2013. At his first audition, screened on 13 April,[10] the judges unanimously voted him through to the next round.[11] He was later put through to the live semi-finals. Carroll appeared on the second live semi-final on 28 May,[12] winning the show with 42.5 percent of the public vote.[13] He performed once again at the final on 8 June. At the end of the competition, Carroll finished in second place after receiving 20.1 percent of the vote, behind shadow theatre group Attraction with 27 percent.[13]

Other work[edit]

After the Britain's Got Talent final, Carroll signed a deal with Simon Cowell's company Syco to write an autobiography.[14]

He has appeared on the CBBC shows The Dog Ate My Homework[15] and Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Carroll was born 11 weeks prematurely with cerebral palsy.[17] In 2012, he won a Pride of Britain Award in the "Teenager of Courage" category.[2]

Carroll lives in Hipperholme, West Yorkshire with his parents.[2] He is an avid Leeds United fan. On 31 August 2013, he performed at Elland Road, at the launch of the club's Families United initiative.[18]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Source
Ministry of Curious Stuff 2012–13 Mr. Frazernagle 26 episodes [6]
Pride of Britain Awards 2012 Award winner [19]
Britain's Got Talent 2013 Contestant Runner up [17]
4 O'Clock Club 2014 New Student Series 3, episode 9: Radio [20]
Big School 2014— Dean Series 2— [7]
Trollied 2014— Harry Series 4— [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Young BGT comedian Jack Carroll tickles the judges' funny bones". STV. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Jack is named red-hot favourite for Britain's Got Talent by Simon Cowell". Telegraph & Argus (Newsquest). 8 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Jack Carroll". Chortle. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Jack's laughing all the way to the Ministry of Curious Stuff – Calderdale". Halifax Courier. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Britain's Got Talent star Jack Carroll to support Jason Manford". Telegraph & Argus (Newsquest). 19 June 2013. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "The Ministry of Curious Stuff – Production Details & Cast and Crew". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  7. ^ a b Earp, Catherine (5 May 2014). "Britain's Got Talent's Jack Carroll to star in David Walliams's Big School". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  8. ^ [1]
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  10. ^ Plunkett, John (13 April 2013). "Simon Cowell banks on Britain's Got Talent in face-off with The Voice". The Guardian. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  11. ^ Richard, Molly (15 April 2013). "Britain's Got Talent Contestant Jack Carroll Wows David Walliams As He Admits, 'I Entered The Competition Because I Was Bored'". Entertainmentwise. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Jack Carroll, Gabz Gardiner in 'BGT' final". The List. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ a b "'Britain's Got Talent': Voting figures revealed". Digital Spy. 21 May 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  14. ^ Longmire, Becca (9 June 2013). "Britain's Got Talent 2013: Runner-up Jack Carroll 'Set To Rake In £1 Million From Book Deal'". Entertainmentwise. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "The Dog Ate My Homework". British Comedy Guide. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  16. ^ "Sam & Mark's Big Friday Wind-Up". BBC. Retrieved 25 May 2014. 
  17. ^ a b "Jack Carroll comes 2nd in Britain's Got Talent 2013". British Comedy Guide. 8 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  18. ^ Robinson, Paul (30 August 2013). "Jack Carroll: Teen TV comic to star at Elland Road". Yorkshire Evening Post. Johnston Publishing Ltd. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Jack Carroll: Pride of Britain". itv.com. 29 October 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  20. ^ "4 O'Clock Club episode:Radio". 
  21. ^ [3]

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