Comedy clubs have taken quite the hit with the constant moving of the goalposts on guidelines and grants – but there is still some great stand-up comedy to be had in Manchester. In addition to the safe and secure weekend shows at the likes of Frog & Bucket and The Comedy Store, there are a few outliers that need your support and more than deserve it. Let’s have a look…

Escape the North | Twitch | Fri 30 Oct | 8pm | Pay What You Can

A collection of Manchester’s best (and weirdest) comedians have banded together to create an interactive Twitch experience like no other. Last seen at comedy night Grubby back in February, the likes of Sean Morley, Jain Edwards, Jack Evans, Foxdog Studios and Jim John Harkness take you to an even more dystopic Manchester every Friday night.

Socially Distanced Comedy Walks | Central Library | Sat 31 Oct, Sat 7 Nov & Sat 14 Nov | 2pm | £15

Central Library invites you on this comedy tour with a difference as the audience follows a comedian on a socially distanced walk. The likes of Daliso Chiponda will be your host for a new look at both the city and a comedy show.

Central Library, St Peter's Square, Manchester M2 5PD
Bottomless Comedy Brunch | Impossible | Sun 22 Nov | 1pm & 5pm

A good way to get around the ‘substantial meal’ obstacle is to make it a key point of your show, and then some! Impossible’s Bottomless Brunch Comedy Club has DJs, great food, bottomless drinks and stand-up from some TV comics and hosted by the flamboyant genius of Jonathan Mayor.

Impossible, 36 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5QR
Thu 29 Oct - Sun 22 Nov
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 27 Oct 2020