Alex’s ability to interact with any audience, his free flowing style and natural charm, means he is currently one of the most sought after acts in the country.
“one of the most assured confident stand ups on the circuit and regularly plays all the top comedy clubs here and abroad... quality.” – Jason Manford
“A great comic, and a skilled writer”
– Sarah Millican
A lifelong comedy fan, Alex stormed onto the scene in the late 90’s, and quickly became one of the most popular choices on the circuit.
“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
A lightening quick ad libber, with a charming edge, Alex is an established MC. His unique brand of “flattery and abuse” proves ever-popular with audiences, and although often dancing deliciously close to the boundaries of what is considered PC, the lack of malice, and warmth to his approach, means everyone feels they’re in on the joke.
“Call the cops, double, double funny”
– Shaun Ryder
Alex is a master at working the room, with plenty of energy, confidence and lively banter to enthuse any audience. His material is fast and funny, enlivened by his upbeat delivery.
As hilarious as it is wrong, Alex proves time and again he’s not afraid to flirt with the offensive if there’s a good gag at the end of it. He plays off the audience’s mixed reaction to such lines wonderfully and skilfully, his years of experience evident.
His skills as a writer have also been in constant demand for Britain’s prime time TV and Radio comedy shows, most recently writing the script for Paul Hollywood’s national theatre tour. He is also highly skilled at TV and tour warm ups, bringing his warmth and ease to a variety of audiences. Alex’s sharp writing skills mean if you’ve found yourself falling off your chair in a fit of giggles watching TV’s latest successful comedy offering, the chances are, Alex is responsible.
“Alex was one of a small band of writers who worked on the second series of John Bishop’s Britain on BBC 1 and he made a significant contribution to it being the highest rated stand up show of 2011 bringing in six million viewers a week. He can turn material around quickly and has the great skill of enhancing existing ideas to make a show better rather than just wishing to force his own material which makes him a great collaborator” – John Bishop
“Very Funny, a rare mixture of wit and charm” – The Guardian
Alex books, promotes and runs the 'New Comedians Night' at the Manchester Comedy Store - which is now also a popular Podcast. He hand picks young acts from the circuit, giving an opportunity for talented but obscure acts. Alex is well known for his excellent taste, and unflinching confidence in the acts he has put forward.
“As the complete package, Boardman stacks up impressively”
Alex Boardman can be heard each Wednesday on XS Manchester's Football Social Show, co-presenting this popular prime time radio show alongside legends of football
Alex brings his solo show 'What Eric Said...' to the Lowry, Salford, this Autumn - the show recounts his experiences suporting Eric Cantona on five sell out tour shows
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