Jason John Manford (born 26 May 1981) is an English comedian, television presenter and actor. Manford was born to an Irish family in Salford, Greater Manchester, a son of Sharon (nee Ryan), who is a Catholic and Ian Manford. He grew up in a terraced house in what is known as the 'Triangle of Death' area of Manchester notorious for its gang activity and high crime rate. He has three younger brothers: Stephen Sean, Colin Charles and Niall Christopher, and a younger sister, Danielle Leahnora. When Manford was seventeen, he got a job as a glass collector at a local pub. While working there, he became interested in comedy after watching the likes of Peter Kay, Eddie Izzard and Johnny Vegas perform at the local comedy club.
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