Co-op Live announce Jason Manford as first ever comedy performance- ticket details for Manchester gig

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The stand up comic is bringing his new show to Manchester’s newest music venue

Comedian Jason Manford has been announced as Co-op Live’s historic first comedy act. Manford, who is from Salford, will come to the arena in October 2025. 

Speaking of the tour, Jason Manford said: “People ask me what my favourite job is, acting, presenting, musicals etc. I love them all, but my favourite is still the privilege of doing stand-up comedy.

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“It’s just me, you, a microphone and a cracking venue. No cameras, no director, no viewing figures and no OFCOM! I can’t wait to see you again and have a good laugh at this mad world, it feels like it's been ages.”

Plenty of acts for Manchester’s new arena have been announced so far for 2024 and 2025. However, Manford marks a new step forward for the venue as he is the non-music act to be announced.

Manford will bring his ‘A Manford for All Seasons’ to Co-op Live on October 24 2025. This will be the last in his run of UK shows that year.   

Gary Roden, Executive Director and General Manager, Co-op Live, said: "Being able to attract acts of the calibre of Jason Manford is exactly what we are all about and we are so excited that he is the first comedy act we have announced. Although Co-op Live has been built as a music-first venue, its versatility and intimacy and its size makes it perfect for stand-up comedy. 

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“Co-op Live is here to deliver unforgettable experiences to our audiences, and Jason’s show is going to do just that. The fact that he is also a local lad is the icing on the cake.”

How to get tickets to Jason Manford at Co-op Live

Tickets for Jason Manford’s Co-op Live show will go on pre-sale to Co-op Members on Wednesday October 11. To sign up to become a member, visit the Co-op website. 

General sale for tickets will begin on Friday October 13. Tickets in both windows can be purchased through the Co-op Live site. 

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