Thursday 25th July, Movenpick Hotel JBR, Dubai Show starts 9pm
Friday 26th July, Park Rotana, Abu Dhabi Show starts 9pm
Saturday 27th July, The British Club, Bahrain, show starts 8pm.
Tickets: AED 230 BD 23
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“He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture”
“Expert observational comedy”
One of the UK’s biggest comedy superstars Jason Manford today announces he will be returning to the Gulf with his hilarious stand up show ‘Muddle Class’. The tour, which has brought laughter to audiences at over 200 shows in the United Kingdom, will visit Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain in July 2019.
“I always love playing the Laughter Factory, it’s a cracking comedy club and full of proper comedy fans. I know it’s going to be a good crowd. I’m coming in July because in 50 degree heat, we all need a good laugh. Ha! See ya soon, Jason.”
The Gulf 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).
In October 2017, Jason 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. The album reached the Top 10 in the UK.
In January 2018 Jason took to the road for his mammoth year-and-a-half long ‘Muddle Class’ UK tour.
In October 2018, Jason trod the boards once again, this time as Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at the Royal Albert Hall, London.
Towards the end of 2018, Jason filmed the Christmas special of his prime time ITV1 show, ‘What Would Your Kid Do?’ and a second series, which will TX in March 2019. The series sets the challenge for parents to guess how their kids will react in a variety of different situations, as child development psychology merges with an entertaining game show.
December saw the release of a special Christmas episode of Jason’s Cartoonito children’s show ‘Daisy & Ollie’, which saw a special guest appearance from Take That’s Gary Barlow performing a song.
This year saw the continuation of Jason’s hugely successful ‘Muddle Class’ UK tour, and will see him star in Scarborough, a new BBC1 sitcom written by Benidorm creator Derren Litten.
In what spare time he has, Jason runs Manford’s Comedy Club with his brother Colin. Since the launch over two years ago, Manford’s Comedy Club has gone from strength to strength and have booked over 260 comedians to entertain more than 40,000 people in 57 different locations across the country. From Holiday Parks to Art Centres and from bustling City Centre Nightclubs to quiet out of town theatres, Manford’s Comedy Club has delivered a lot of laughs to a lot of people.
Jason supports Manchester City FC and has a season ticket with his dad and three brothers. He cites Billy Connolly as the first comedian he saw when he was nine years old, and as the first inspiration for him to become a comedian. He has a love for family friendly entertainers including Eric Morecambe, Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson.