The SPARKies awards are back to celebrate the tech innovators in Bristol, Bath and the West of England, and in less than a week (Thursday 10 December) we'll get to find out who our well-deserving award winners are.

To host the event, we've looked to some primo talent for the hosting duties. Star of TV and stage, Jarred Christmas will be making his triumphant return to the SPARKies.

Jarred hosted the very first SPARKies and he's coming back to help us celebrate how far we've come since then. While his surname is a particular boon for our first ever December SPARKies, that's not the only reason he's here; his award-winning standup shows (for both adults and kids) have been delighting audience around the country for years, while his television appearances on shows like Mock The Week (BBC2), Never Mind the Buzzcocks (BBC2) 8 out of 10 Cats, (Channel 4), and Argumental (Dave) prove his comedic chops.

Jarred joins us all at the end of a hard year for industry, and his all-singing, all-funny routines are the perfect vibe to help us bring a little joy and celebration into our lives before we look to 2021.

You can catch Jarred Christmas live at the virtual SPARKies on thursday by picking up a pay-what-you-want ticket here. Until then say hello to him on twitter @JarredChristmas

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