Award-winning comedian Rod Woodward 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 before 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 TV appearances; and even a foray into the movie industry with several of his full length feature scripts now in production.