Funnyman Jason Manford to play city gig

Stand-up, television presenter and actor Jason Manford, who was inspired by Billy Connolly to take to the stage, is to appear in Aberdeen’s Music Hall next summer as part of an 80-date UK tour for his new show First World Problems.

He will perform gigs on Wednesday and Thursday, August 28 and 29 and tickets to see the TV funnyman live on stage go on sale to APA Friends on Thursday (September 20) and to the general public the following day (Friday, September 21) online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

The writer, comedian, actor, radio and television presenter played the city centre venue in May last year, after an earlier gig had to be rescheduled when he took on a five month-stint as co-presenter on The One Show.

“We know Jason Manford has a huge following in Aberdeen, who will be delighted to see him back at the Music Hall,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts chief executive Jane Spiers. “It underlines the venue’s reputation as an essential stop on the comedy circuit – with Dara O Briain next month and Milton Jones, Sarah Millican and Micky Flanagan coming up.”