Rod Woodward



Rod Woodward is a highly accomplished Welsh stand up comedian with an impressive track record of achievement as a writer/performer

Rod has come a long way since his stand-up career began as a studio audience warm-up man for ITV Wales. A finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition at the The Edinburgh Fringe in his first year as a professional, Rod started to receive plaudits from such luminaries as Peter Kay and Barry Cryer.

After a successful solo run in Edinburgh, where he also wrote and presented the BBC 2W television series A Bit Off The Fringe, he fronted his own radio show, Doing It For A Laugh (BBC Radio Wales) and one-off TV special Am I Talking To You? (BBC 1 Wales). 

He was named Best Newcomer Variety and won the BBC Wales comedy competition Funny Business.

Then followed a real career highlight; being invited to appear at the London Palladium for William and Kate, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on the Royal Variety Performance in 2014.

His barnstorming performance led to a successful debut tour and a return to the iconic theatre for an appearance on ITV’s hit show Tonight At The London Palladium where he once again brought the house down.

He completed a hat-trick on the greatest stage on earth when he joined the very elite group of entertainers who have been invited back to the Royal Variety Performance, once again raising the Palladium roof in the presence of Harry and Meghan. Soon after they retired from public duties - not that he’s taking any credit for that!

His career continues to go from strength to strength with successful tour dates and television appearances: his highly successful TV Comedy Special Rod Woodward Live In Wales aired on St David’s Day earlier this year and was followed by regular slots on BBC Radio Wales on the afternoon show and subsequently the breakfast show.

Most recently, his first feature length movie script 1966 (ironically, coming from a Welshman) has gone into pre-production with filming due to commence in early 2024.


"Rod was excellent. The feedback from our guests on the night and subsequently has been first class. His stand-up comedy routine was an excellent end to an excellent day and left the members absolutely buzzing!"

Andrew Carpenter Chief Executive, Stuctural Timber Association


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