Top comedian Jason Manford set to bring show to North East

Jason Manford will bring his show to Middlesbrough next July.
Jason Manford will bring his show to Middlesbrough next July.

Top comic Jason Manford is hoping to raise some laughs as he brings his show to the North East next year.

The famous face will bring his Muddle Class show to Middlesbrough Town Hall on Friday, July 6.

Jason has established himself as one of the country's best comedians through his TV appearances, including on 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI and the Royal Variety Performance.

Muddle Class will see him go through his working class upbringing and then finding that, over the years, part of him has become 'middle class'.

He said: “Somebody said to me on my Facebook page, ‘it’s been ages since you toured.’

"I thought ‘no way, it was last year wasn’t it?

“Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago.

"I just got fooled because I’ve been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day!

“So I’ve been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it’s changed over the years, how the world has changed, and how my parents haven’t changed a bit!

"It’s going to be a great tour, and I can’t wait to see everyone there.”

Rob Guest, of Middlesbrough Town Hall, said: “Jason has always gone down an absolute storm here at the Town Hall, and we can’t wait to see him back here with his brand-new show.

"The diary is already shaping up very nicely for next year, there’s more news to follow in the coming weeks and months, and we have some very exciting times ahead. Watch this space!”

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday, with the gig marking a welcome Teesside return for Jason after a string of sold-out shows at the Town Hall over the last few years.

The show adds to gigs by Russell Brand (May 31), Daliso Chaponda (June 9), Sarah Millican (June 13, 14 and 15) and Joe Lycett (September 29), with the Town Hall diary already taking shape ahead of reopening next year after its current major refurbishment.