Sidekick Comedy | On Bar | Mon 31 Oct | 7.30pm | £2/FREE
Nobody does Halloween quite like the Americans so it’s probably best if you spend the evening with one of them, and who better than Manchester’s funniest yankee in Kate McCabe. Tonight she presents the best of the city’s circuit in The Delightful Sausage’s Amy Gledhill, Tom Short and Richard Massara as well as candy (of course) and free entry if you come dressed up. Definitely more treat than trick.

Josh Howie | The Pub/Zoo | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | £5/3
This is the first UK tour from the ‘painfully honest’ Josh Howie who is fresh off the back of creating and starring in his own BBC Radio 4 sitcom and a host of great reviews from his Edinburgh show ‘Messed Up’ which he will be performing tonight. A chance to see the future of British stand up at the always excellent XS Malarkey Howie has been described as ‘brilliantly clever’ as well as lauded for his down to earth nature as he attempts to be a good husband and father of four.

Fat Moron | Gullivers | Wed 2 Nov | 7.30pm | £4
This is the third name of the mad kings behind The Quippodrome but you get the feeling that this quartet of surreal sketchy characters care not a jot for ‘brand awareness’ or ‘consistency’ or ‘people’s opinions’. What they do care about is making a great and weird comedy show that is unlike any other in the city, if not the country. The collective brain child of Edy Hurst, Jack Evans, Jayne Edward and Jon Whiteley go see this if you like your laughs to come from the stranger recesses of your mind.

The Magnificent Seven | Gorilla | Sat 5 Nov | 7pm | £7
Not only are Group Therapy doing their bit to bring top alternative comedians to Manchester for top weekend shows they also do an annual service to the next generation of great comedy voices with their Magnificent Seven showcases. Hosted by GT’s usual ringmaster Danny McLoughlin and headlined by next big Canadian act John Hastings it will feature six of the best rising stars on the UK circuit.

Mon 31 Oct - Sat 5 Nov
John Stansfield
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Fri 4 Nov 2016