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SHOW OF THE WEEK: Jason Manford, Southampton Guildhall
PROMISING a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with his likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit, Jason Manford takes to the Southampton Guildhall stage next week.
Jason has had a busy time since he was last on the road. After his opera singing turn saw him emerge the winner on Born To Shine, Jason put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour prior to a well-received run in the critically acclaimed hit west-end musical Sweeney Todd alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton.
However, his comedy bones weren’t completely idle as he enjoyed appearances on QI, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and Comedy World Cup.
Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately.
Not a chance. I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!
Stand up sets on Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and the The Royal Variety Performance in 2009, have 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. A second series of his hilarious creation, Walk on the Wild Side aired in 2010, and Jason has hosted Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford and been a regular panelist on two series of Odd One In.
- Jason performs locally on Wednesday and Thursday.
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