Young BGT comedian Jack Carroll tickles the judges’ funny bones

Britain’s Got Talent’s judges universally agree that comedy is one of the hardest genres to get a break, with having the ability to make people laugh a tough act to master.

But young comedian Jack Carroll certainly tickled the judges’ funny bone during his audition for the seventh series of the show, immediately putting a smile on their faces.

As he appeared on stage, head judge Simon Cowell asked 14-year-old Jack – who was born with cerebral palsy and uses a walking frame– to tell him a bit more about his act.

The youngster, who uses his condition a lot in his comedy act, humorously replied: “I’m a professional gymnast.”

Straight away he managed to win the judges over, with Simon and his fellow panel – Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams – left in stitches.

Fellow comic David was so blown away in fact, he told the teen: “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”.

Simon also praised the act, telling the youngster: “I’ve got to tell you Jack, you’ve 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 a got an incredible personality. And I’m really happy that I met you”.

Jack managed to win a standing ovation from the judges, who loved his upbeat, humorous attitude. Check out his rib-tickling act by watching the video in the player above – and find out if he managed to land a spot in the all-important second stage of the competition.

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