The Women In Comedy Festival rerturns on Sat 1 Oct for its 9th year with a huge lineup of the best comedians who identify as women. Big names such as Isy Suttie, Rachel Fairburn and Helen Bauer are joined by some of the most exciting comedians currently on the circuit in Manchester debuting all sorts of shows.

The eclectic ten day celebration features the likes of Jenny Hart who charts her story as a trans woman, whereas Kate Martin dissects being tall and boyish and being mistaken for a man. French comedian Arielle Souma tackles being ‘fat’, or rather ‘PHAT’ and Kate Barron charts her drastic lockdown weight loss. Immigration lawyer Sikisa will be fresh from an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe run as will bilingual TikToker Tatty MacLeod. Meanwhile Esther Manito examines how things really are for women in the UK today and Indian American recently relocated to the UK Pooja Mallipamula debuts her first hour long show.

In the last decade the festival has played host to the likes of Katherine Ryan, Sophie Willan, Barbara Nice, Jo Caulfield, What Would Beyoncé Do?’s Luisa Omielan, Phoenix Nights and The Job Lot star Jo Enright, the critically acclaimed American comic Desiree Burch and international star Gina Yashere. So take a chance on some of the stand-ups you might not have heard of. Chances are you’ll be hearing a lot more from them soon.

Sat 1 Oct - Mon 10 Oct,
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 27 Sep 2022