He’s back.

It’s been a busy few years for Jason Manford since his last smash-hit stand up show but fans of his Sunday morning Absolute Radio show will know the nationally acclaimed comedian hasn’t changed a bit.

‘Like Me’ is Jason’s latest comic offering set to hit the road, and is sure to be ‘expert observational comedy’ (The Guardian) mixed with ‘comic gold’ (Mail on Sunday).

The comedian is bringing the tour to Reading audiences in 2021, with a show planned for The Hexagon on March 6.

Jason is a man of many talents. He’s a TV and radio presenter, singer, actor and has also starred in the musicals Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Curtains.

But his first love is stand-up comedy, which he returned to with his hugely successful previous tour ‘Muddle Class’, a hilarious exploration of Jason’s confusion about his current social status.

Jason said: “After the fun we had on my last tour ‘Muddle Class’, I’m excited to get back on the road with my new stand up show, ‘Like Me’.

“In these trying times it’s always important to be able to get away for a couple of hours and exercise the old chuckle muscle.”

Despite lockdown, Jason has been keeping himself busy - and recently hit the headlines after taking up a shift as an Iceland delivery driver.

The comedian applied to work at Tesco Express back in March when the pandemic led to events being cancelled – including his musical Curtains.

Jason joked that he was ‘absolutely livid’ about being turned down, but the 38-year-old was offered a second opportunity at a surprise retail career by Iceland.

Jason agreed to work a shift for the company on June 16 - provided his wages could be donated to the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

After his stint in retail, Jason is ready to get back out on the road when he can, and 99 shows for the ‘Like Me’ tour are being lined up.

The comedian comes to The Hexagon on Saturday, March 6, at 7.30pm.

Get your tickets, priced at £32, online now at whatsonreading.com/venues/hexagon. The show is suitable for those aged 14 and over.