Growing up in America, JB Carter and his brother watched the film Top Gun every week and imagined what it would be like to be a Top Gun pilot. One of them got to find out. Guess which one.
In anticipation of the sequel’s release later this year, JB explores the massive influence of the original Top Gun film on Americans and his family in particular, illuminates obscure corners of American life, and sings some ill-thought-out Kenny Loggins Karaoke numbers. He’s also wearing a thick pink onesie so tends to sweat a lot.
Finalist: Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year 2017, Shortlist: BBC New Comedy Award 2018, as heard on BBC 4 Extra. Wingman: My Brother the Top Gun Pilot is his first solo show. Last year he performed half of a split bill show called APAPAlypse Now! Child Proofing for the End of Days about raising children in precarious times.