NORTH West comedy favourite Jason Manford has announced he will be performing a special show at the Epstein Theatre on Thursday 21st July. But you had better race to the Box Office as there’s only a few tickets left. Tickets have been snapped up fast since the news broke of the Lancashire funnyman’s last-minute trip to Liverpool. Jason will be performing a “best of “style show featuring a wealth of comedy anecdotes, misunderstandings and audience banter, of course delivered with Jason’s likeable charm and teasingly intelligent wit. Currently starring in the UK Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to rave reviews and critical acclaim, as well as coordinating great live comedy around the UK with his ‘Manfords Comedy Clubs’, Jason has been busy away from the stand–up circuit since his last UK tour ‘First World Problems’ in 2013. Then, just a few days ago, Jason was spotted stating on his official Facebook page revealing: “I need to do some gigs! I’m missing it!” Just a few hours later came a surprise plea direct from Jason – asking his followers for ideas for great theatres in great towns and cities where he could play “a sort of ‘best of’” short-notice gig…where he could perform a mixture of “new and a bit of old” favourite material. And the prestigious Epstein Theatre in Liverpool was of course a perfect fit for this. So a comedy gig was promptly arranged for the 21st July. Now Jason is delighted to be getting back to his stand-up roots. He said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately. Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up!” Epstein Theatre General Manager Rebekah Pichilingi commented: “We are absolutely delighted that everybody’s favourite northern comedian has chosen The Epstein Theatre as part of his surprise ‘Best Of’ tour. Jason said he misses doing stand up and we’ve certainly missed him doing it too! “We are delighted to welcome him here to the theatre for the first time! We know the people of Liverpool love him and we can’t wait to indulge in his cheeky chappie humour and his top banter in what will be one of the stand-out, stand-up gigs of the year!” To book tickets call 0844 888 4411, visit www.epsteinliverpool.co.uk or book in person at the theatre box office (open 2-6pm Mon-Thu, 12-6 Fri-Sat). Performance Details Jason Manford – Best Of Date: Thursday 21st July 2016 Doors: 7:00pm Start: 8:00pm Tickets: £19.50 All tickets include a £1 venue restoration levy.