Suspiciously Cheap Comedy | Mon 30 Apr | New Adelphi Theatre | 7pm | £5
After setting up an award winning comedy show in the capital, sketch doyens Gein’s Family Gifsthop have not forgotten their roots, in particular where they went to uni. So they are bringing their ‘Suspiciously Cheap…’ night of new comedy to Salford’s New Adelphi Theatre with some of the big time stand up pals. Joining them and partners in sketch Goose will be Tez Ilyas, Ed Gamble and Lucy Pearman. You’ll struggle to find a better line up anywhere in the country this week, and the fact that it’s in Salford. On a Monday. For a fiver. Is quite frankly mind-boggling.

Matt Forde | Wed 2 May | Waterside | 8pm | £16
At a time when satirists are more necessary than ever in an ever changing and bafflingly stupid world, Matt Forde leads the charge against wrong headed leaders of our world. After appearances on The Royal Variety Performance, Mock the Week, The One Show and Question Time, Forde has also started his own show ‘Unspun’ on Dave so that he can get to the big issues as quickly as possible. This show is ever-evolving since it was first rewritten after the Brexit result and as dafter and dafter things keep happening so too does the show grow. Read our full preview here.

Bridget Christie | Fri 4 & Sat 5 May | The Lowry | 8pm | £17/19
You have a second and indeed third chance to see some top quality satire from another master of the art as Bridget Christie is at The Lowry for two nights with new show ‘What now?’ on the weekend. The Edinburgh comedy award winner will be trying her damnedest to dissect the big issues of the day and whether or not you can watch the news and still find time to enjoy the simpler things about life as the countdown to the apocalypse ticks along in the background. Her last show was deemed The Guardian’s best of 2016. A lot has happened since then so expect another top quality show from one of the UK’s best comedians.

Mon 30 Apr - Sat 5 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Sat 28 Apr 2018