The Comedy Defect

Jonathan Mayor (Comedian)

March 30, 2022

Jonathan Mayor is a huge cult figure in comedy. When Jonathan arrives on stage, with his savage and truly hilarious wit, its showtime!

He is one of the most requested MCs by many venues – including as resident compere at Manchester’s Frog and Bucket, where the list has included Johnny Vegas, Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and Steve Coogan. It also explains the huge variety of work he is asked to do across the country, including burlesque shows, cabaret nights, Pride festivals, biker festivals, corporate occasions, street theatre, gourmet nights at some of Manchester’s top restaurants, balls, weddings, civil partnerships, birthday parties and poetry nights. Presenting experience includes The North West Comedy Awards 2006 alongside Bradley Walsh and in 2007 alongside Dave Spikey.

He was Sarah Millican’s go-to host and support act, MC’ing her new material nights Sarah Millican and Friends and performing as warm-up man for her television series The Sarah Millican Television Show.

He has also appeared regularly for Manchester Pride, Europride, Glasgay Arts Festival, Homotopia Arts Festival, Queer Up North and Manchester/Leicester Comedy Festivals. He also hosts the annual Great British Bear Bash, Manchester Pride Games Dinner and has hosted a number of sporting events at Manchester Pride Games and the Gay Rugby World Cup (the Bingham Cup).

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