Rod Woodward



Award-winning comedian Rod Woodward is the son of eminent Welsh sports writer, Karl Woodward, who recently retired as the longest serving member of the National newspaper of Wales, The Western Mail. He had planned to follow his Dad and take up a career in the media but, when offered a job as a studio audience warm up man at HTV Wales, took a year out from university to pursue his childhood ambition of becoming a professional comedian. The rest is Geography!

Rod has been in big demand on the corporate circuit for many years and recent successes have gained him much wider public awareness.

He has supported Patrick McGuinness on his 110-night nationwide tour and appeared with Russell Brand at St. David's Hall, Cardiff. He has also won the BBC comedy competition Funny Business.

The Cardiff-born stand-up comic also performed as his alter ego Mario De Niro at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas before Joe Calzaghe's super fight with Bernard Hopkins. His song 'Delilah - the Calzaghe remix' proved a big hit with Joe's travelling army of fans.

And to celebrate Cardiff City reaching the FA Cup final, Rod wrote and performed a comedy song 'Do The Ayatollah,' backed by more than 100 Bluebirds fans.

Set to the tune of the Macarena and recorded at Shabbey Road Studios, Caerphilly, it was a run-away success with more than 200,000 hits on You Tube and other internet sites. It was featured on network radio and television shows, including Soccer AM and GMTV. The CD, released by Grown Up records, has also proved hugely popular.

A likeable and fun after dinner choice.

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