Sidekick Comedy | Via | Mon 23 Feb | 7.30pm | £2
Manchester’s nerdiest comedy show heads to Via once more as Kate McCabe hosts another night of top notch stand up and sketch. All with the chance of winning some tat from the comic book store (Kate’s American so it’s fine to say store guys, calm down). Tonight she welcomes Sketchy Theatre, winner of the Chortle Student Award Rio Bauer, former Staple/Face-er Eike Bentley and the daddy of the Manchester comedy circuit Big Lou.

Lucy Porter | The Lowry | Wed 25 Feb | 8pm | £14
Fringe, and general comedy, favourite Lucy Porter is back at The Lowry for a new show called ‘Me Time’. This will be her tenth solo show and none of her infectious optimism has dimmed and the bright yet dark manner with which she delivers her material hasn’t been dulled. Which is strange for a stand up, perhaps she’s of another time, something she explores in this show, as she strives to find her place in the history of the world whilst peppering the timeline with razor sharp and cake mix filthy jokes.

Simon Munnery | Joshua Brooks | Sat 28 Feb | 7.30pm | £10
Recently announced as tackling the tricky subject of Soren Kierkegaard for comedic effect, see our preview here:, you can get your Munnery fix a little earlier as Trapdoor comedy presents a special show at Joshua Brooks. You won’t see much coverage of Simon Munnery without the words ‘genius’ and ‘original’ popping up, and if you have seen any of his work before you should surely be buying tickets right now.

Richard Herring | The Lowry | Sat 28 Feb | 8pm | £16
The Edinburgh Fringe took somewhat of a blow this year when Richard Herring revealed that he would not be doing a show this year. So if you missed out on this performance either at last year’s festival, or when he performed it at The Lowry late last year, then make sure you get down for this. Looking at the make up of the show, you can see why Herring might be disillusioned with the endless cycle of Edinburgh, tour, repeat, as here he looks at the genesis of his own stand up. Turns out his whole career has been a failed attempt to top a piece of visual slapstick he came up with at 16. Now he must discover whether he can still pull it off.

One Man Breaking Bad | The Lowry | Sun 29 Feb | 8pm | £19.50
For fans of Breaking Bad, who believe ‘Better Call Saul’ isn’t quite cutting it (or don’t have Netflix) relive the whole show with Miles Allen’s hilarious and breakneck quick recreation of all sixty episodes in One Man Breaking Bad. If you watched the show you’ll know that everything happened at a snail’s pace. The minutiae of drug dealing has never been broken down with such precision, so allow Allen and his alarmingly accurate impressions of Heisenberg, Jesse, Skyler & co take you through the journey a little faster, and a lot funnier.

Mon 23 Feb - Sun 1 Mar
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 24 Feb 2015