Jason Manford

Jason Manford

Jason began his career in 1999, while working at the Buzz Comedy Club upstairs at the Southern Hotel in Chorlton, Manchester. Jason was collecting glasses when a performer didn’t arrive for an evening set, Jason, who was 17 at the time stepped in to fill the gap, an event which marked the beginning of his comedy career. 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 for his show ‘Urban Legends’, a stand up show about those stories that always seem to happen to a friend of a friend. Jason did the comedy clubs of the UK, including the Comedy Store and Jongleurs and did many gigs abroad as far a field as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Singapore and China.

His first major television appearance was when he was a guest on the Channel 4 panel show, 8 out of 10 cats, presented by Jimmy Carr, he was on Dave Spikey’s team alongside Piers Morgan, and would later go on to replace Dave Spikey as Team Captain in 2007 and continued in the role until 2011.

Since then, Jason has presented Sky Three’s ‘Premier League Allstars Extra Time’, Channel 4’s ‘Tonightly’, performed at the Royal Variety Performance, on ‘Channel 4’s Comedy Gala’, ITV1’s ‘The Comedy Annual 2010’, BBC1’s ‘Would I Lie to You’, become a regular on ITV1’s ‘Odd One In’ with Peter Andre and given his voice to BBC1’s highly acclaimed ‘Walk on the Wild Side’.

Jason hosted his own comedy variety show ‘Comedy Rocks’ on ITV1, went on to win ‘Born to Shine’ with his amazing operatic skills, hosted comedy talent show ‘Show Me The Funny’ as well as an episode of BBC1’s ‘Live at the Apollo’ .

His highly anticipated autobiography ‘Brung Up Proper’ was published in September 2011. Jason wrote and presented A Funny Old Year which was broadcast on ITV on New Years’ Eve in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

As well as hosting Sunday Night at the Palladium 2014 also saw him host the BBC show A Question of Sport spin off, A Question of Sport: Super Saturday, as well as hosting It’s a Funny Old Week for ITV.

Showing that he can act as well as host and do stand up , Jason played Marty in the 2015 BBC Drama Ordinary Lies.

Jason is available for corporate hire, and has worked for many large UK companies, entertaining as well as hosting award ceremonies, for more information get in touch on the contacts page.

To book Jason as Host or After Dinner speaker for your event please call Prime Performers on : 020 7251 8222 or drop us a line to info@primeperformers.co.uk