Extra shows are not a problem for Manford

Jason Manford
Jason Manford

Jason Manford’s hugely successful First World Problems tour has proved so popular he’s added another 18 dates this autumn.

These dates include a new show at Buxton Opera House, to take place on November 2.

The popular comedian, whose Manford’s Comedy Clubs are regularly held at The Loft in Matlock, has already performed over 220 shows around the UK on the tour.

On stage, Jason encourages audience participation by inviting them to share their ‘First World Problems’ which leads to hilarious exchanges.

His warm humour and natural rapport demonstrates his likeability and his popularity fully justifies extending the tour. And he can’t wait...

Jason said: “I have really been enjoying this show, the audiences have been absolutely fantastic and I love nothing more than making them laugh. They have been such a great support and I can’t wait to see more of them this autumn.”

Jason’s 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.

He has been constantly on the go since he was last on tour.

After his opera singing turn saw him emerge as the winner on Born To Shine (ITV1) Jason put his new found talent into practice by joining Alfie Boe on tour.

This was followed by a well-received run in the critically acclaimed hit West End musical Sweeney Todd, starring Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. 

In April, he appeared alongside Shameless star David Threlfall in ITV1’s drama based on the life of Tommy Cooper, Not Like This, Like That. Jason hosted a brand new series on BBC One A Question of Sport: Super Saturday throughout June.

He has enjoyed appearances on QI (BBC Two), Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Channel 4), and Comedy World Cup (Channel 4).

Stand up sets on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One) and The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1, 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.

The show gets under way at 8pm and ticket details are available by calling the box office on 0845 127 2190.