JASON Manford is the first comedian to announce a stand-up show at the new Co-op Live Arena in Manchester.

The Salford-born performer will bring his new show - A Manford All Seasons - to the venue on October 24, 2025. The tour will begin in November next year with a series of shows across the country, including a date at Blackpool Opera House on November 15, 2024.

Jason said: “People ask me what my favourite job is, acting, presenting, musicals etc. I love them all, but my favourite is still the privilege of doing stand-up comedy.

“It’s just me, you, a microphone and a cracking venue. No cameras, no director, no viewing figures and no OFCOM!

“I can’t wait to see you again and have a good laugh at this mad world, it feels like it’s been ages.”

Jason’s last stand-up show, Like Me, saw him play an incredible 280 shows across the country.

Away from comedy, Jason has hosted many shows for the BBC and ITV including Unbeatable, Sunday Night at The Palladium, and The Royal Variety Performance.

On stage he has appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Guys and Dolls and The Producers.

This Christmas he stars in the family pantomime Jack and the Beanstalk at Manchester Opera House.

Tickets for A Manford All Seasons go on sale at 10am on Friday from www.jasonmanford.com