Dan’s the man for opening night

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Lancashire comedian Dan Nightingale is on the bill for tomorrow’ night’s opening show of Manford’s Comedy Club.

Dan, from Preston, will help launch the new weekly night at Merrie England on North Pier, with a line up also featuring Matt Reed, Daliso Chaponda and Allyson Smith.

Each act at Manford’s Comedy Club has been ‘carefully’ selected by star of stage and screen, stand up Jason Manford, as “brilliant comics” on the circuit. His aim was to bring comedy back to small, local venues instead of arenas, “where you’re sat further away from the comedian than where they parked their car”.

Launched just over a year ago, the monthly nights have proven popular at venues around the country, with Blackpool now added to the rota for the next 12 weeks through the summer season.

Jason said: “There are funny people out there who thrive in the live arena and want to make you laugh on a regular basis, so I’m going to tell you who they are.

“For a reasonable, affordable price so you can share the evening laughing out loud with friends and family and still have enough for a taxi home.”

Jason Manford will be in town later in the summer too, playing North Pier Theatre on Monday, August 3.

* Manford’s Comedy Club, Wednesdays, 8pm. Call the box office on (01253) 623304 for tickets, costing £12.50.