Jason Manford & Friends

01 May 2020

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Following an inaugural sell out event in 2019 Manford’s Comedy Festival returns for 2020 featuring some of the UK’s biggest comedians.

One of the UK’s most loved comedians JASON MANFORD returns to host the opening night event show casing some of the biggest names in Comedy.

RICH HALL The award-winning Montana native is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences. Rich will be joined by ANGELOS EPITHEMIOU Unwitting star of Shooting Stars (BBC2), think Little Britain meets Vic and Bob meets a smattering of Ivan Brackenbury and then lower your expectations and get on board.

TEZ ILYAS one of the stars of hit sitcom Man Like Mobeen, and has appeared on Mock the Week, The Last Leg, Live from the Comedy Store, Kevin Hart’s Live from Montreal, Virtually Famous and starred in both his own Channel 4 comedy pilot, Bounty (which has become the most watched show in the format’s 10 year history), and fronted his own satirical entertainment series, The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), to huge critical acclaim.

Tez will be joined by comedy legend JASPER CARROTT, a hugely popular stalwart of the British folk club scene, his comedy single Funky Moped shot to the top of the British pop charts in 1975, establishing him as a household name overnight. The flipside was his take on the legendary Magic Roundabout, a record still sought out today by a whole new generation of fans.

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