JASON MANFORD LAUNCHES HIS ‘MUDDLE CLASS TOUR’ HERE IN DUBAI, ON NYE, ALONG WITH DISCO PARTY BY DJ GAIL
Sunday 31st December 2017 Al Thuray Ballroom, Grand Millennium Barsha Heights
Thursday 4th January 2018 DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island Ras Al Khaima
Friday 5th January 2018 Ball Room, Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
Doors open 7 PM, show starts 8:30 PM Tickets: Early Bird 295/ Premium Seating AED 350 Regular Early Bird AED 195/ Seating AED 250
“Expert observational comedy” The Guardian
“He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture” Daily Telegraph
“Effortlessly Entertaining” Evening Standard
Jason Manford the hottest name in UK comedy, TV and theatre is heading to Dubai for a mega NYE gig guaranteeing you THE Happiest New Year in town. His last gig here sold out in record time and went on to win the ‘Time Out Best Comedy Show Award.’ This time he is back with a brand new show. Be quick and get your exclusive tickets to this intimate gig to see a comedian more used to selling out arenas. Plus we have got you covered to bring in the New Year with DJ Gail playing all your favourite hits until well into 2018. Along with a 360 degree view of the fireworks at midnight, there’s no better way to bring in the New Year.
Jason said “I’m hugely excited to be coming to Dubai again with my brand new stand up comedy show. I always make sure I work with the Laughter Factory because I know it’s always a brilliant and memorable night. My new show is funnier than ever so if you’ve seen me before and had a great night, you will love it. Alternately if you’ve seen me before and not enjoyed it, you probably still won’t! Crikey I’m rubbish at Marketing! But great at comedy! Ha! Seeya there Dubai, Jason”
Dubai will see Jason head back on the road for his Muddle Class tour, which explores Jason’s life growing up ‘working class’, then finding that as he’s got older, part of him has become ‘middle class’, causing much confusion!
His likeable charm and teasing, intelligent wit has won him an army of fans since he shot to stardom on TV as team Captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats in 2007. Jason is thriving off the relentless schedule and the gifted star took to the stage in February 2016 to star as Caractacus Potts in the UK critically acclaimed tour of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ for a 12 month run. Jason hosts a live three hour show on Absolute Radio each Sunday morning with celebrity guests and his own comedic take on the topics of the week. His show receives huge ratings and is very popular with audiences across the UK. 2017 has been non-stop for Jason. After finishing Chitty in February, he went straight into hosting a brand new Sunday night primetime TV game show called Bigheads. The series began April 2017 on ITV1 and ran for six weeks. Later that month he presented the prestigious Olivier Awards (ITV1), before jumping into hosting duties for week seven of The Nightly Show (ITV1). Jason also made a guest appearance in the new series of Benidorm (ITV1). Jason has just released his debut album of musical favourites ‘A Different Stage’ on Decca Records. The record ranges from show tunes he has performed in the past, to songs that are close to his heart and some of his childhood favourites.
Jason has been constantly on the go since he was last on tour. After his opera singing turn saw him emerge the winner on Born To Shine (ITV1) Jason put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour. This was followed by a well-received run in the critically acclaimed hit west-end musical Sweeney Todd alongside Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton. 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). 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. Jason has also hosted ‘Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford’ (ITV1), he’s been a regular panelist on two series of ‘Odd One In’ (ITV1) and hosted ITV’s ‘Funny Old Year’ on New Year’s Eve 2013, giving his unique and personal take on everything from television to sport, from the gaffes to the feuds and the trends of the year.