Manford’s Comedy Festival, presented by Manford’s Comedy Club, Absolute Radio and the Winter Gardens Blackpool, will take to the town from Friday 10 – Sunday 12 May 2019.
The festival will feature a wide variety of comedy acts, as well as a brand new comedy award featuring heats across the UK.
Jason Manford & Friends will open the festival on Friday 10 May 2019, hosted by the top class comedian and featuring Britain’s Got Talent contestant Daliso Chaponda, Irish comedian David O’Doherty and headlined by Sean Lock, famed for his role on 8 Out Of 10 Cats.
The following day will see John Bishop & Friends take to the Opera House stage, hosted by the Liverpudlian and featuring performances by stand-up legend Mick Miller, and Mock The Week star Milton Jones. More acts will be announced in the near future.
“We’re delighted to unveil the exciting new partnership with the Winter Gardens Blackpool and deliver a top-class comedy festival, which not only features top comedians and events but also celebrates the best in upcoming talent from across the UK,” Jason Manford says. “We’re excited to be coming to Blackpool, the town’s comedy heritage is legendary – it’s the Vegas of Britain!”
Watch Jason Manford talking to Graham Norton about life with his children below:
Here is the line-up as it stands: