Jason Manford

Jason Manford

05 Jun 2014

He’s a familiar face from British comedy shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats, and now he’s coming to Dubai! Jason will be here on Sunday 22 and Monday 23 June, so we present the cheeky Manchester comic in numbers…

Age at which he first watched his “comedy hero”, Billy Connolly, perform. “I saw him at Gatwick airport a few years ago and I was too nervous to even go over and say hello,” he says.

Age at which he became a glass collector in a comedy club. He got his big break when an act failed to show up.

Times he’d performed onstage when he won the North West Comedian of the Year Award, previously awarded to Peter Kay and Caroline Aherne.

Sum raised for the UK’s Teenage Cancer Trust by 19-year-old Stephen Sutton. Donations soared after Manford raised awareness of the teen’s appeal on Twitter.

INFO: 8.30pm-10.30pm, Dhs300, premium tickets Dhs500; Crowne Plaza Dubai, 800 4669, www.timeouttickets.com