There will be a blue moon rising over Wrexham’s Glyndwr University soon as it announces that the William Aston Hall in Wrexham will host Jason Manford on June 28.
After wowing the public with his none-too-shabby operatic voice on ITV’s Born to Shine, in which he emerged the victor, comic Jason has been busy establishing his newfound talent in one of London West End’s hit musicals - Sweeney Todd.
But now he’s back on the road with his First World Problems UK tour and he’s armed with more anecdotes, more hilarious life stories and that trademark, affable wit that makes Manford one of the UK’s most popular and genuine comedians on television.
Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately.
“Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!”
You might know Jason from his time as team captain on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, as well as numerous appearances on QI and Channel 4’s Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
The die-hard Manchester City fan has also performed stand up sets on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), hosted ITV’s reality comedy competition, Show Me the Funny and was a regular panellist on two series of ITV1’s Odd One In.
Recently, Manford has been in the news regarding for his role in assisting the terminally-ill cancer patient Stephen Sutton (who sadly passed away on May 14) raise almost £4m for Teenage Cancer Trust through ‘Stephen’s Story’ and ‘#thumbsupforstephen’.
Having already played more than 200 shows on his evergrowing UK tour, expect Jason to be in top form as he narrates the aforementioned First World Problems we all face on a day-to-day basis.
Renowned for audience participation, you can be sure the former The One Show host wants to listen to your problems too, no matter how ridiculous and trivial they might seem.
“I have fun with the audience, it’s very friendly and relaxed and I never get bored of it,” he says. “It’s an absolute joy.
“I love being on stage and I want to say a huge thank you to the brilliant crowds for their support.”
Tickets for Jason’s show at Glyndwr University’s William Aston Hall on Saturday, June 28 are onsale for £22.50.
To buy yours call the box office on 01978 293293 or shop online at www.glyndwr.ticketsolve.com.