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Whitehall signs podcast deal with Audible

September 29, 2022

Audible, a specialist in spoken-word entertainment, has announced a deal with comedian, actor and presenter, Jack Whitehall (Bad Education, Jungle Cruise, Travels with My Father)for a new Audible Original comedy series,Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space, set to launch on November 21st.

Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space isall about awkward moments and embarrassment. Joined by producer, comedy writer and the James Serafinowicz (Truth Seekers, Sick Note), the new Audible Original will welcome celebrity guests to offer their own unique perspective on some of life’s most embarrassing moments, as well as offering listeners the opportunity to throw their own into the mix. 

Produced by Audio Always for Audible, Jack Whitehall’s Safe Space will launch as a box-set listen, with each episode focusing on a different topic.

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 judgement in my Safe Space! Except when my parents inevitably come on as guests, at which point there will very much be judgement.”

Aurelie De Troyer, Senior Vice President of International English Content at Audible, commented: “At Audible, we’re extremely proud to be creating award-winning original comedy content and are continuing to focus on best-in-class comedy for our commissioning going into next year. Jack is one of the UK’s most beloved comedians and we’re delighted to be working with him on his first podcast. Safe Space is promising to be hilarious, but not only that, it will also give listeners the chance to interact with Jack takeback the control of their embarrassing stories and turn it into something we can all relate to and laugh about together.”

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