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The comedian returns with his brand new show, Like Me

Born in 1981, it took only 17 years for comedian, writer, actor, television and radio presenter Jason Manford to make his mark on the live circuit. Working as a glass collector at the Buzz Comedy Club in Manchester's suburban area of Chorlton, Manford stepped in when a scheduled performer failed to turn up. Just six live gigs later he claimed The City Life North West Comedian Of The Year award, launching a career that would cement him as a household name across the United Kingdom.

Inspired by family-friendly entertainers such as Eric Morecambe, Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson, and citing both Billy Connolly and Peter Kay as catalysts for his love of comedy, Jason Manford secured a nomination for the coveted Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2005 for his debut Urban Legends show. Then described by Chortle as a triumphant performance "unashamedly dedicated to good, uncomplicated fun", he picked up their award for Best Breakthrough Act in 2006.

That same year Jason Manford made the jump from comedy club stages to screen, joining team captain Dave Spikey on Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats in 2006. Well-received by the show's regulars and audiences alike, Manford was invited to join as a team captain in 2007, holding the position until he amicably parted ways in 2011. During his time as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Jason Manford was joined by the likes of actor Danny Dyer, the legendary Joan Rivers, presenters Carol Voderman, Claudia Winkleman and Lauren Laverne, as well as huge names from across the world of comedy.

Manford's TV career included presenting BBC One's First & Last, ITV's What Would Your Kid Do? and hosting at the prestigious Olivier Awards. In 2020, he donned a hedgehog outfit to place second on ITV's The Masked Singer, finishing behind Girls Aloud's Nicola Roberts – herself performing as a queen bee.

Described as "effortlessly entertaining" by the Evening Standard, Jason Manford has also celebrated West End credits, first performing as Adolfo Pirelli in the 2012 production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street at London's Adelphi Theatre. Manford's theatre career has seen him appear in The Producers, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys And Dolls, and as Frank Cioffi in Curtains in 2019. He also joined Absolute Radio in 2016, presenting on a Sunday morning.

In 2020, Jason Manford announced his Like Me show – the follow-up to his acclaimed 2018 Muddle Class tour – kicking off in February 2021 and running through 2022. He also confirmed details for a series of festive shows in December 2021. Called The Jason Manford Christmas Concert, he's being joined by acclaimed pianist and singer Joe Stilgoe to celebrate the season with songs and plenty of laughs.

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Jason Manford announces a festive show for 2021

Jason Manford announces a festive show for 2021

After missing last Christmas, the comedian is performing several concerts around the UK in December to celebrate the festive season, joined by Joe Stilgoe and his band. Tickets go on sale from 10:00 on Friday 8 October 2021.

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Jason Manford is touring his latest show, Like Me, from February 2021 to November 2022. He has also announced The Jason Manford Christmas Concert for the 2021 festive season.

Jason Manford is playing more than 100 different venues across the UK and Ireland as part of his Like Me tour, while The Jason Manford Christmas Concert will stop in a handful of cities including Salford, London and Nottingham for the 2021 festive season.

Tickets for Jason Manford's Like Me tour are on sale now. Tickets for The Jason Manford Christmas Concert go on sale from 10:00 Friday 8 October 2021.

Jason Manford has appeared on a number of UK television shows including:

  • The Masked Singer (ITV1)
  • What Would Your Kid Do? (ITV1)
  • Olivier Awards (ITV1)
  • Scarborough (BBC One)
  • 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4)
  • The Nightly Show (ITV1)
  • Sunday Night At The Palladium (ITV1)
  • Live At The Apollo (BBC One)
  • Have I Got News For You (BBC One)
  • QI (BBC Two)
  • The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1)

Jason Manford has played roles both nationally and in the West End, including:

  • Curtains
  • Guys And Dolls
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • The Producers
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street