Just The Tonic Working From Home: Online: 2020
Jason Manford Presents: The Weekly Stand Up: Online: 2020
Always Be Comedy Online (2 shows): Online: 2020
I had big problems logging the Just The Tonic: Working From Home online show that I watched in June 2020, some of which I unfortunately missed. However, I did catch the headliner Jason Manford who proved once again he was an absolute master of his comedy craft. Trying out thirty minutes or so of new material his brilliant delivery included routines comparing symptoms of psychopathic behaviour in line with the behaviour of his own children and describing bizarre yet true newspaper headlines. Manford was such a warm, friendly, and enthusiastic personality that it is very hard not to like him.
The Northern comic also had jokes and razor-sharp stories as he hosted The Weekly Stand Up online, a new comedy show that I watched in June and July 2020. Manford was as ever very engaging with the ‘front row’ that could be seen and heard. The shows featured performances and acts from top comedians and was a joy to see. Tickets for all future shows are here https://www.theweeklystandup.com
The comedian was also the special mystery guest headliner that I saw for Always Be Comedy Online in July 2020. Once again, jokes and new stories of every-day life during the most testing of years were told with precision timing and delivery and with such warmth and enthusiasm. He appeared again for Always Be Comedy Online as a mystery guest headliner again in November 2020, this time warming up for hosting duties on the Royal Variety Show. Again, I couldn’t stop laughing out loud at the funny man and and he was a joy to see.
One of the very best, Manford is the most naturally gifted performer and he is one of the funniest comedians working today.