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Alex Boardman

Alex Boardman is now one of the most sought after acts in the country due to his ability to interact with any audience and to seemingly conjure something out of nothing. His free flowing style and natural charm breeze through in performances. However there is often hard-hitting edge to his material that acts as counter balance to this.

Given this ability for ad-libbing and ease with the audience, it is no wonder that Alex often finds himself acting as compere. His unique brand of “Flattery and abuse” as one journalist put it, is always popular, as although he dances round the edge of what it is considered PC to say in public, the lack of malice and sense of fun in what he does, means that everyone gets to laugh. Best of all, you feel it is at no one’s expense.

Alex writes and co-presents “The 7th Day” on Galaxy FM, a Manchester based commercial station that is part of the Chrysalis Group.

And before you ask, no, he’s no relation to Stan Boardman.

Quotes:

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

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

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

 

TV

Brain Candy (BBC2) (2003) The Ralf Little Show (BBC Choice) (2002) (2001)

Comedy Network series two (Channel 5) (1998)

Comedy Network Live from the Edinburgh Palladium (Ch 5) (1997)

Last Laugh Show (ITV 1) Mad For It (ITV 1) (1998)

 

Writing (scripted/ studio based comedy)

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

National Soap Awards 2005

Paul O’Grady’s gag writer (ITV1)

Soap Fever (ITV2)

Turn Back Time (BBC 2)

Top Ten TV (Ch 4)

A Question of Sport (BBC1)

Up Late with Ralf Little (BBC Choice)

The Ralf Little show (BBC Choice)

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 at Drivetime (Galaxy FM)

 

Radio

Galaxy 102 – Presenter

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