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Oldham-born Alex Boardman got his break in comedy in 1997, when he made it to the finals of the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Awards.
Described as ‘epitomising the laddish, male perspective on the world’, he has supported Jenny Eclair, Craig Charles and Simon Day on tour and appeared in a couple of TV comedy showcases early in his career, including The Last Laugh for Granada, Mad For It for Paramount Comedy and Comedy Network for Five.
Thursday 26th Feb, '09-
Genius! Saw Alex in Leeds with my wife and he had us in stitches. We've seen all the top household names such as Jimmy Carr and Lee Mack and he beats them all hands down for me. Maybe you need to have kids to appreciate the quality of his content but I would highly recommend you go and see him for yourself.
Saw him headlining Frog & Bucket tonight in Manchester. Came on quite confidently so was hoping for something decent, but quickly degenerated into lame misogynist jokes about large vaginas and body clocks, including unprovoked insulting of audience members. Very preoccupied with sex, women and hitting children; sadly this didn't even aspire to some kind of edgy, clever social commentary, but seemed more like an expression of his own bitter-and twistedness. A troubling experience.
Saw Alex in Liverpool last week and he totally bombed. Could not cope with the few mild hecklers in the audience and realised quite quickly that the audience weren't that amused by the constant references to his wife's vagina. Saw him in Liverpool 3 years ago, where he also bombed. Some of the poor jokes were the same too.
Quite simply fucking brilliant!
I had the pleasure of introducing Alex on to the stage last week. One of the best acts I've seen in a very long time. Alex delivered a faultless set that tore the roof off. Great at handling a crowd and had lots of excellent punchlines delivered at a consistently high energy. Could not recommend him more highly.