Top comedian Jason Manford booked to play Scunthorpe Baths Hall
Jason Manford is to appear at the Baths Hall in Scunthorpe - it was revealed today.
The comedian will visit the Doncaster Road venue for two shows during his First World Problems tour on November 18 and 19, 2013.
The tour, which takes in over 100 shows, culminates in a huge hometown show at the 20,000-capacity Manchester Arena.
Jason is a writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter...and a huge Manchester City football fan.
He cites Billy Connolly as the first comedian he saw when he was nine years old, and as the very first inspiration for him to take up the craft.
After winning several smaller awards, Jason was nominated for the Perrier Award in Edinburgh in 2005 for his show Urban Legends, a stand-up routine 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 afield 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’
Comedic heavyweights Jimmy Carr, Dave Spikey and Sarah Milican have also recently announced gigs in Scunthorpe and more are to come.
Tickets for Jason's Scunthorpe shows will cost £25. They go on sale for Knock Knock Comedy Club members ONLY on Thursday, September 20 and on general sale a day later.
They will be available from The Box Office and by calling 0844 8542776.