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Comedy star tackles First World Problems

Comedian Jason Manford brings his UK tour to Glyndwr University in Wrexham on June 28.

Comedian Jason Manford brings his UK tour to Glyndwr University in Wrexham on June 28

Comedian, TV presenter and writer Jason Manford returns to the region this summer with his new show, First World Problems.

The multi-award winner, who plays Glyndwr University in Wrexham on Saturday, June 28, is best known for his work on 8 Out of 10 Cats and ITV’s Show Me The Funny.

His new show features a wealth of comedy anecdotes, comic misunderstandings and audience banter delivered with his trademark likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit.

Since he was last on the road, Jason has been busy opera singing on TV, which saw him emerge as the winner on ITV’s Born To Shine (ITV1).

He put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour prior to a well-received run in the West-End hit musical Sweeney Todd.

However, his comedy bones weren’t completely idle as he enjoyed appearances on QI (BBC Two), Big Fat Quiz of the Year (Channel 4) and Comedy World Cup (Channel 4).

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!”

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.

A second series of his hilarious creation Walk on the Wild Side (BBC One) aired in 2010, and Jason has hosted Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford (ITV1) and been a regular panelist on two series of Odd One In (ITV1).

Jason Manford plays Glyndwr University’s William Aston Hall on Saturday, June 28 at 8pm.

Tickets are £22.50 plus booking fee, available now via Glyndwr.ac.uk/events or by calling the Glyndwr University box office on 01978 293293.