When alternative comedy turned up in the 1980s, it didn’t seem likely that the new wave of comics would ever share a stage with those that had been performing in working men’s clubs or at the end of the pier. But 30 years on it’s quite common to spot an ‘old school’ comic on a club bill as these days there’s room for all types of humour, whether it be straightforward observations, political rhetoric or surreal musings. So no surprise that as part of the Manchester Irish festival line-up, this month’s Local Laugh has both the gentle humour of Roy Walker – famous for his stint presenting Catchphrase – hooking up with Comedy Store stalwart John Moloney and his lugubrious charm. Plus there’s full support and Justin Moorhouse is at the helm as ever.

Fri 8 Mar, Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton, M21 9DJ, Tel: 0161 881 2898, 8pm, £15, boplocal.com

Fri 8 Mar
Marissa Burgess
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Wed 6 Mar 2013