Alex Boardman was nominated in the Rising Star category at the Sony Awards for his work on the Galaxy FM breakfast show. That show achieved record figures for any show in the station’s ten year history, however a change of ownership led Alex to return full time to his first love; stand up comedy.
2007 saw Alex’s first solo stand up tour entitled “Hit The North” (after a favourite song by The Fall) at a number of arts centres around the UK. The tour was a mixture of stand up and improvisation and gained good critical reviews.
Alex has also performed at numerous comedy festivals around the UK and has performed two one hour shows, the first one entitled “Nappy Mondays” that charted his transition from “Lad to Dad”, and the second entitled “Everyone thinks he looks daft” (after another favourite song by The Wedding Present). Again both were received well critically.
Headlines at the Comedy Store, highlight, and all comedy clubs across the UK.
Galaxy FM Breakfast Show presenter 2005-2008
Writing (scripted/ studio based comedy)
BAFTA nominated Lily Live (series one and two) ( ITV1), (Chrysalis). National Soap Awards 2005 Paul O’Grady’s gag writer (ITV1) (Chrysalis) Soap Fever (ITV2) (Granada)
Turn Back Time (BBC 2) (Hat Trick) Top Ten TV (Ch 4)
A Question of Sport (BBC1) Up Late with Ralf Little (BBC Choice)
The Ralf Little show (BBC Three) 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 Drivetime (Galaxy FM)
Sony Radio awards 2008 (Rising Star nominee)
Arquiva commercial radio awards 2007 (Best breakfast show nominee)
Daily Telegraph Open Mic awards (1997) (Finalist)
The Times said ""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." "