Edinburgh Festival Speaks To Jason Manford - Who's The Daddy

Top Quote The only way is up for Jason Manford, the new host of The One Show, but he still worries he's turning into his dad. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 25, 2010 - Edinburgh, UK - When Edinburgh Festivals ( http://www.edfestmag.co.uk ) rings to speak to Jason Manford, it's at the end of what he quite rightly calls a "mad week". After all, it's not every seven days that you turn 29, discover that you are about to become a dad again and be offered the job of replacing Adrian Chiles on The One Show sofa.

    Thanks to his team captain slot on 8 Out Of 10 Cats, plus appearances on the Michael McIntyre Comedy Roadshow ( http://www.edfestmag.co.uk ) and Live at the Apollo, not to mention his nationwide live tours, the Lancastrian is already well known to comedy fans. Co-hosting the BBC's prime time The One Show with Christine Bleakley will make him a household name.

    Naturally, he's taking his big break very seriously, but not so seriously that he can resist a gag. "It will either go really well or I'll take the show down with me," he laughs.

    Manford reckons ( http://www.edfestmag.co.uk ) that his ten years of experience in stand-up will hold him in good stead. "I'm quite nosy. When I'm onstage, I'm always asking about people and asking what they get up to. The big difference is that doing The One Show is not just about doing gags and being funny. The show is more fun than funny, if you see what I mean."

    It's almost become a comedy legend that Manford's stand-up career started by accident. In 1999, he was working as a glass collector at a Manchester comedy club ( http://www.edfestmag.co.uk ) when two acts had to pull out. Manford ambled on stage, stormed it and, within months, was being hailed as the North West Comedian of the Year.

    He certainly is alright. Manford plays five Fringe dates in Edinburgh as part of his ten month long I'm Turning Into My Dad tour. Over the duration of the tour, he will play to over 200,000 people.

    I'm turning into my Dad, EICC, 7-11 August, 8pm, From 6, Tel: 0844 5458252

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