Calderdale comic Jack Carroll is lapping up the applause after wowing the judges on Britain’s Got Talent.
The youngster who is back at his Hipperholme home, even did a performance in his lounge for the Courier which is on our website.
Jack appeared on the first series of Britain’s Got Talent on Saturday night where he had Simon Cowell and the judges in stitches with a string of gags about his cerebral palsy.
The 14-year-old has been telling jokes for the past three years and says that being called a “comedy genius” by one of the judges David Walliams during his audition was fantastic. “It is always brilliant to receive praise from people in the respective industry that I am hoping to go into especially as I like watching him on television. The praise from the other judges was nice too.
“Simon Cowell is the main one so to win him over was lovely, all the comments were great. I do get nervous before I go on stage but once I get that first laugh I calm down.”
Jack had people in laughter from the moment he walked on to the stage. But the Brighouse High School student said he isn’t always telling jokes especially not at school as it is an early start. “I have to be in the creative mind set to start telling jokes. It can be anything that provokes a reaction whether that is good or bad, it has got to make me feel something to try and make it funny.”
What the judges said:
David Walliams: “Jack you are a comedy genius. I wasn’t as funny as you at 14, I’m not even as funny now as you are now at 14-years-old. It was incredible. Every joke was a winner.”
Amanda Holden said: “The thing that’s great is that nobody feels sorry for you. You’re self-deprecating, you’re hilarious and I think you’ve got a huge future.”
Simon Cowell also gave huge praise to the youngster: “I’ve got to tell you Jack, you have got one of the most refreshing attitudes.
“You made fun of what you’ve gone through and you made it funny, which is really, really difficult.”
“You’ve just got an incredible personality and I’m really happy that I met you!”