Introducing Jason Manford, an award-winning comedian, TV host and after dinner speaker.
Jason started his comedy life as a pot collector at Manchester’s longest running comedy club, The Buzz. After an act didn’t turn up one night, Jason offered to step in and went on to do a very impressive gig in front of a demanding audience.
Then, after only five weeks and four gigs, he won the prestigious North West Comedian of the Year Awards, previously won by Caroline Aherne, Johnny Vegas and Peter Kay.
In 2009 Manford released his own DVD: Jason Manford Live at the Manchester Apollo. Jason displayed his considerable talents as a host on Live at the Apollo on BBC 1, and in 2010 he also appeared on Sport Relief, Channel 4’s Comedy Gala, Justin Lee Collins: Good Times, and starred as the team captain on 8 out of 10 Cats.
In August 2010 till November 2010 Jason Manford took over the reigns of hosting the One Show alongside Alex Jones from Monday to Thursday from Adrian Chiles and Christine Bleakley.