An audience with Jason Manford
Jason Manford from Salford, Lancashire, is a hugely popular and award winning stand-up comedian, writer, actor, radio and television presenter. He began his career in 1999, while working in a comedy club collecting glasses. When a performer didn’t arrive for a set, Jason, who was 17, stepped in to fill the gap. Six gigs later he was crowned The City Life North West Comedian of the Year. After winning several smaller awards, Jason was nominated for the Perrier Award in Edinburgh in 2005. He shot to stardom as team Captain on Channel 4’s, 8 out of 10 Cats in 2007. UK tours and TV appearances all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic, a position which made him the ideal host of ITV’s reality comedy competition, Show Me The Funny, leading to many more TV roles. After his opera singing saw him emerge the winner on Born To Shine, Jason put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour. This was followed by a well-received run in the critically acclaimed hit West End musical Sweeney Todd. Jason hosts a live three hour show on Absolute Radio on Sunday mornings with celebrity guests and his own comedic take on the week, which huge ratings. In 2017, Jason released his debut album of musical favourites, A Different Stage which reached the Top 10 in the UK. In what spare time he has, Jason runs Manford’s Comedy Club with his brother Colin, which to date has entertained more than 80,000 people in 70 different locations across the country.