Award-winning actor and comedian Jack Whitehall is hot off the heels of a sell-out summer tour and is currently navigating the early throes of parenthood - as well as gearing up for his first-ever stand-up gig in a Bucks town this autumn.

Whitehall, 35, has worn many hats throughout his nearly two-decade-long career, from comedian to TV presenter, actor and writer, but it's his latest 'dad' hat that has brought him, for the first time, to High Wycombe as part of his extended 'Settle Down' tour across previously un-trod parts of the UK on dates throughout the autumn.

After the birth of his baby daughter, Elsie, in September, the 'Bad Education' actor, who has also shot to fame across the pond in recent years, is trying to stay close to his home in London, hence a newly announced date at the Wycombe Swan theatre on November 10 - marking his first ever performance in the town.

Speaking to the Free Press, the 35-year-old admitted that he "doesn't know Wycombe particularly well", with the extent of his knowledge being his friendship with former Wycombe Wanderers player Adebayo Akinfenwa.

"I'm looking forward to it - it's always nice to perform in a new theatre and I've heard that the Swan is really lovely. I do always like to try and pepper my routine with references to the area to make it feel tailored for the evening - so I'll get an Akinfenwa reference in there and then I'll have to furiously Google Wycombe in the weeks before to work out what other references I can add in."

Partway through the conversation with the Free Press, Whitehall also had the revelation - "Wasn't James Corden from Wycombe? Oh, I'll call him!"

The new dad said he chose the Buckinghamshire town as one of his autumn tour dates partly because of its proximity to the home he shares with his wife Roxy and their new-born in London.

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"It's really nice to go and perform in places like Wycombe and then get back in time to see the baby and Roxy and make the most of my time at home.

"Nothing has really been sacred in terms of my family and my relationship when I get on stage but before she was born, I suspected my daughter would be the exception to that rule.

"But I did photoshop one of the scan pictures to use it as a punchline in one of my routines back then - she hadn't arrived yet and was already comic fodder. With any luck, it's not something she's talking about to a therapist in 20 years."