Page Last Updated: Sat, 25th May 2019
Jason Manford, the hottest name in UK comedy, TV and theatre is returning to the Gulf, guaranteeing you THE Best in UK stand up.
Last year, Jason won ‘Time Out Best Comedy Show Award.’ He is back this year with a truly memorable night of comedy.
Be quick and get your tickets to Britain’s best, loved comedian.
Jason said “Can’t wait to get to the Gulf, where Gail bullies me every 18 months to come and do some gigs and calls me anti-Salford names.- Get your tickets now!”
The Middle East will see Jason head back on the road for his Muddle Class tour, which explores Jason’s life growing up ‘working class’, then finding that as he’s got older, part of him has become ‘middle class’, causing much confusion!
His likeable charm and teasing, intelligent wit has won him an army of fans since he shot to stardom on TV as team Captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2007.
Jason is thriving off the relentless schedule and the gifted star took to the stage in February 2016 to star as Caractacus Potts in the UK critically acclaimed tour of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ for a 12-month run.
Jason hosts a live three-hour show on Absolute Radio each Sunday morning with celebrity guests and his own comedic take on the topics of the week. His show receives huge ratings and is very popular with audiences across the UK.
2017 has been non-stop for Jason. After finishing Chitty in February, he went straight into hosting a brand new Sunday night primetime TV game show called Bigheads. The series began April 2017 on ITV1 and ran for six weeks.
Later that month he presented the prestigious Olivier Awards (ITV1), before jumping into hosting duties for week seven of The Nightly Show (ITV1). Jason also made a guest appearance in the new series of Benidorm (ITV1).
In October, Jason released his debut album of musical favourites ‘A Different Stage’ on Decca Records. The record ranges from show tunes he has performed in the past, to songs that are close to his heart and some of his childhood favourites. The album reached the Top 10 in the UK.
In January 2018 Jason took to the road for his mammoth year-and-a-half long ‘Muddle Class’ UK tour, which explores Jason’s life growing up ‘working class’, then finding that as he’s got older, part of him has become ‘middle class’, causing much confusion!
In October 2018, Jason trod the boards once again, this time as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Towards the end of 2018, Jason filmed the Christmas special of his prime time ITV1 show, ‘What Would Your Kid Do?’ and a second series, which will TX in March 2019.
The series sets the challenge for parents to guess how their kids will react in a variety of different situations, as child development psychology merges with an entertaining game show.
December saw the release of a special Christmas episode of Jason’s Cartoonito children’s show ‘Daisy & Ollie’, which saw a special guest appearance from Take That’s Gary Barlow performing a song.
2019 sees the continuation of Jason’s hugely successful ‘Muddle Class’ UK tour, and later in the year star in Scarborough, a new BBC1 sitcom written by Benidorm creator Derren Litten.
In September this year, Jason will return to musical theatre to star in the hilarious whodunnit ‘Curtains’ as Frank Cioffi, which will tour the UK.
In what spare time he has, Jason runs Manford’s Comedy Club with his brother Colin. Since the launch over two years ago, Manford’s Comedy Club has gone from strength to strength and have booked over 260 comedians to entertain more than 40,000 people in 57 different locations across the country.
From Holiday Parks to Art Centres and from bustling City Centre Nightclubs to quiet out of town theatres, Manford’s Comedy Club has delivered a lot of laughs to a lot of people.
Jason supports Manchester City FC and has a season ticket with his dad and three brothers.
He cites Billy Connolly as the first comedian he saw when he was nine years old, and as the first inspiration for him to become a comedian.
He has a love for family-friendly entertainers including Eric Morecambe, Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson.
Thursday 25 July 2019 from 7pm to 10pm.
• AED 230 General Admission