Jack Carroll, 14-Year-Old ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ Contestant And Comedian, Is Our New Hero
From The Huffington Post
“Dont worry, I know what you’re thinking: Harry Potter’s had a nasty quidditch accident.”
Fourteen-year-old Jack Carroll opened his audition for “Britain’s Got Talent” with this line, and the act that followed was easily one of the most memorable — and hilarious — of the popular British reality show. The young aspiring comedian has cerebral palsy and faced Simon Cowell and the other judges using a mobility aid on last week’s episode.
But the teen didn’t want his cerebral palsy to be what he called “the elephant in the room.” Instead, he used his short stand-up routine to poke fun at himself and the challenges he faces having a physical disability.
When the teen finished, he received a standing ovation from the audience and judges, and David Walliams called him a “comedy genius.” Watch Jack’s incredible performance in the video above.
“A lot of times in comedy, your weaknesses are your strengths,” he explained backstage, adding that his other strength was “bring[ing] joy to the world.”
We couldn’t agree more. Jack, you rock.