Jack Evans | Tue 30 Oct | The Old Monkey | 7.30pm | £5
One of the best shows we saw at this year’s Fringe, Trapdoor comedy continue to champion their favourite Edinburgh shows with Jack Evans’ important and visceral take down of the concept of ‘Work’. The good news is; you don’t need to work. The bad news is; we’re almost certainly going to keep doing it. Evans guides you through the past, present and future of vocations with wit, factual accuracy and a great deal of the surrealism that has long made him a Manchester favourite.

Abandoman | Thu 1 Nov | Gorilla | 7pm | £12
Rob Broderick aka Abandoman is back in the city where he made the astonishing video at the bottom of the page. Going it solo, the biggest star in the Irish hip hop world now relies on loops and a bluetooth medallion to control his backing tracks whilst still delivering those scintillating improvised verses his fans love so much. A different performance every time this is one that has to be seen live.

Jo Caulfield | Fri 2 Nov | Chorlton Irish Club | 8.30pm | £12/10
Great comedy comes to the suburbs this weekend with Chorlton Irish Club’s stellar lineup hosted by Justin Moorehouse. Joining Justin for a night of laughs are high empress of the comedy circuit Jo Caulfield, Canadian ragamuffin Bobby Mair and Sheffield raconteur Tom King. A fantastic roster you’d be lucky to find anywhere in the country this weekend.

Group Therapy | Sat 3 Nov | Gorilla | 7.30pm | £10
Speaking of fantastic lineups for a weekend club Group Therapy are welcoming two of their favourite performers for a double headline show with Fern Brady and Adam Hess. Brady cut her teeth on the Manchester scene and has since had a pilot for the BBC, appeared on Comedy Central’s Roast Battles and Vice TV’s Brexit through the Giftshop. Rapid fire oddball Adam Hess has built up quite the following via social media for his bizarre childlike musings on the world at large such as ‘I can’t imagine the Queen with wet hair’. See him live for more offbeat aphorisms.

Tue 30 Oct - Sat 3 Nov
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 30 Oct 2018