Jason Manford is going on tour, but London audiences will have to wait until October 2021 to see him. Manford’s new show, Like Me, will see the popular comedian deliver 99 shows across the UK from February 2020. The tour will culminate in an emotional ‘homecoming’ gig for the comedian at the Manchester Arena in October 2021.
“It’s been a busy few years since Jason’s last smash-hit stand-up show, but fans of his Absolute Radio show will know this nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit” said a press release about the tour by Manford’s production company Phil McIntyre Live.
The comedian, now a household name after a string of TV appearances, is no stranger to live comedy with an impressive list of hit shows and tours to his name. However, with his last gig over three years ago, Manford is understandably keen to get back out on the road again.
The comedian said of the tour: “After the fun we had on my last tour, Muddle Class, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand-up show Like Me. In these trying times, it’s always important to be able to get away for a couple of hours and exercise the old chuckle muscle! So, I’m coming to a venue near you in 2021, so we can have a good laugh together. See you then!”
Manford was last seen on the small screen on ITV’s surprise hit, the Masked Singer. The comedian wowed viewers of the programme with his beautiful but unexpected singing voice – all the while dressed as a hedgehog!
The Masked Singer is an American show which has now been reproduced by ITV. The programme pits a string of celebrities against one another in a singing contest.
There’s a twist, however. The audience has no idea at any one moment of who is singing because each competitor is dressed in a head to toe costume! Manford surprised many on the show with the quality of his singing voice – something that had until then been a well kept secret.
However, it’s no secret that Manford is one of the Kings of comedy right now, and you will be guaranteed a good time if you decide to go and see him live.
Jason Manford Like Me will be at the London Palladium on the 8th and 9th of October 2021.More information about the show van be found here.
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