Comedian Jack Whitehall sold out a Colchester venue in under an hour as people across the city rushed to get tickets. 

It took just 40 minutes for tickets to sell out to see the Hollywood star at Charter Hall on Wednesday morning. 

As a part of his Warming Up tour, the renowned comedian will be visiting venues across the country to test out his new material.

The international star is widely celebrated for his comedy shows Travels With My Father, Bad Education and the BAFTA winning A League Of Their Own.

More recently, Jack starred in Disney’s blockbuster adventure Jungle Cruise opposite Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt.

In response to the overwhelming popularity of the show, Colchester Events, in partnership with Phil McIntyre Live Ltd, has released tickets for a second, later show at the venue on the same evening.

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Adam Fox, deputy leader, said: “It’s fantastic news that Hollywood star and comedy A-lister Jack Whitehall will be heading to Charter Hall this March.

"Colchester Events has been building Charter Hall’s reputation as ‘must go’ destination for international stars of comedy, with a 2023 programme that also includes Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe, Paul Smith, Sarah Millican and Dara O Briain.

“In a year that we enjoy ‘The City of Colchester - Year of Celebration’ the Colchester Events team are ensuring residents and visitors to the city can look forward to a huge variety of outstanding music, comedy, theatre and festivals in 2023.”

Tickets for a second performance on Thursday, March 16 at 9.30 pm are on sale now at at