Lady Gaga had a very awkward run-in with comic Jack Whitehall after he joked about her ‘wardrobe malfunction’
The actor and comedian opened up about the “hardest” stand-up gig he’s ever undertaken during an appearance on Chris Moyles’s Radio X show.
Whitehall, 32, explained that he regularly “tanked” while hosting the British Fashion Awards. He explained how he hosted it for “five years in a row – and I reckon I got one or two laughs in the entire five-year period”.
Joking that he even gets “PTSD” from the gig, he revealed that one moment that has haunted him since was the time Lady Gaga called him “an obscene word” after he fumbled her intro in 2016.
Jack Whitehall ‘panicked’ and botched a joke about Lady Gaga. She wasn’t impressed
“I also remember there was one time where I was on stage and I just tanked all night, I got no laughs from the audience,” Whitehall explained.
“And I’d obviously completely run out of material and they were in my ear saying that there was a delay and that the next presenter wasn’t ready to come on. And so I was trying to fill.
“Lady Gaga was waiting to come on. They said: ‘She’s had a wardrobe malfunction so you just have to fill for longer.’
“And I read out all of the nominees really, really slowly and then I was like ‘Oh!’ and something came to me – I was like, ‘I’m going to do a bit – wardrobe malfunction, Lady Gaga.’
“And I was putting together the mechanics of what the joke might be so I was like, ‘Our next guest presenter is Lady Gaga, she’s had a wardrobe malfunction’ – I was thinking I was going to make a joke about a meat dress.
“And then they went, ‘She’s ready, bring her on’ and I went ‘It’s Lady Gaga!’ and I panicked so my introduction was just me telling everyone that her dress had broken.
“She walked past, she wouldn’t even look at me and I heard her calling me a very obscene word to the stage manager, and I left in shame.”