Jason John Whitehead

JJ Whitehead is a Canadian born stand-up comedian, who was based in the United Kingdom until 2014. He currently lives in Hollywood, California. He has made appearances at 14 Edinburgh Festival Fringes including 7 solo shows.


In 2000 Whitehead was the winner of the BBC New Comedy Award[1] That year he was also a finalist for The Daily Telegraph Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

JJ Whitehead has had several TV appearances on Live at The Comedy Store in the UK and internationally he has appeared on The New Zealand Comedy Festival Gala, Raw Comedy in Sweden, and The World Comedy Tour in Australia.

Whitehead performed on an episode of the BBC Radio 4 show 28 Acts in 28 Minutes.

Whitehead grew up in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia.

Edinburgh Fringe shows

Show title Notes
2000 Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Midnight Show Gilded Balloon Showcase. With Dougie Dunlop, Keara Murphy, Joe Heenan
2001 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Off the Kerb Roadshow Competition finalist showcase. With Shappi Khorsandi, Mark Felgate and Angie McEvoy
2002 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Immigrant
2003 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Serious Dude
2005 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Jason John Whitehead
2007 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Pretending To Be Retarded is Impolite.. and other revelations
2008 Edinburgh Festival Fringe The Joker
2009 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Emotional Whitemale
2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe Letters From Mindy


  1. "BBC New Comedy Award". chortle.co.uk. Retrieved 2009-07-20.

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