Early in 2008 Alex Boardman was nominated in the Rising Star category at the Sony Awards for his work on the Galaxy FM breakfast show. That show achieved record figures for any show in the station's ten year history, however a change of ownership led Alex to return full time to his first love; stand up comedy.

2007 saw Alex's first solo stand up tour entitled "Hit The North" (after a favourite song by The Fall) at a number of arts centres around the UK. The tour was a mixture of stand up and improvisation and gained good critical reviews.

Alex has also performed at numerous comedy festivals around the UK and has performed two one hour shows, the first one entitled "Nappy Mondays" that charted his transition from "Lad to Dad", and the second entitled "Everyone thinks he looks daft" (after another favourite song by The Wedding Present). Again both were received well critically.

And no, he is no relation to Stan Boardman.


Sony Radio awards 2008 (Rising Star nominee)

Arquiva commercial radio awards 2007 (Best breakfast show nominee)

Daily Telegraph Open Mic awards (1997) (Finalist)


UK Tour Hit The North 2007

Headlines Jongleurs, The Comedy Store and other venues all over the UK


Edinburgh, Glastonbury, Leicester, Liverpool and Glasgow

Manchester 2006 "Nappy Mondays"

Manchester 2007 "Everyone thinks he looks daft"


Galaxy FM Breakfast Show presenter 2005-2008


Comedy Network (Ch. 5) (Avalon TV)

The Ralf Little Show (BBC 3)

Brain Candy (BBC 3) (Baby Cow)

Writing (scripted/studio based comedy)

BAFTA nominated Lily Live (series one and two) ( ITV1), (Chrysalis).

National Soap Awards 2005 Paul O'Grady's gag writer (ITV1) (Chrysalis)

Soap Fever (ITV2) (Granada)

Turn Back Time (BBC 2) (Hat Trick)

Top Ten TV (Ch 4)

A Question of Sport (BBC1)

Up Late with Ralf Little (BBC Choice)

The Ralf Little show (BBC Three)

The Eleven O Clock Show (Ch 4) (series two – four)

Writing (sketch comedy)

The Last Laugh Show (ITV/ Paramount comedy)

The Last Man In. (R4)

The In Crowd, (R4)

Rob Ellis Drivetime (Galaxy FM)


“Very Funny, a rare mixture of wit and charm”
- The Guardian

“Probably the quickest I’ve ever seen, certainly the funniest.”
- The Big Issue

“Master of the off the cuff slap down”
- The Big issue

“A woman next to me laughed so much she was sick”
- City life

“Improvised witticisms from the acerbic Mancunian. A veteran of the Madchester phenomenon, his loved-up reminisces and tall tales can lead anywhere on any given night.”
- The Times