A mix of previews, eclectic bills and stand-up for mums this week in Manchester’s comedy round-up.

Blizzard Comedy with Edy Hurst | Mon 9 May | 7pm | FREE

Musical comedian Edy Hurst headlines an excellent bill of inclusive comedy at Gullivers for Blizzard this Monday night. Regular MC Jonny Collins will be introducing a huge supporting lineup that includes Umby Winters who is fresh off the back of smashing a supporting slot for Maria Bamford.

Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
Jessica Fostekew and Jonny Pelham at XS Malarkey | Tue 10 May | 7.30pm | £3/6

XS Malarkey are kicking off their Edinburgh Fringe preview season with an absolutely colossal double-bill in Jessica Fostekew and Jonny Pelham. Fostekew follows up Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated show ‘Hench’ with new work ‘Wench’ which she recently performed to a sold out audience at comedian’s dream festival in Machynlleth. Pelham meanwhile will be attempting to find ‘Optimism Over Despair’, which after the last couple of years we can all associate with as a near impossible task.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Mum's The Word at The Edge | Fri 13 May | 1pm | £10-12 (under 18 months free)

Katie Mulgrew hosts this innovative afternoon comedy shows that allows new mums the chance to watch some of the best stand-ups on the circuit whilst nursing and bonding with their children. With the age limit set at 18 months, this gives the chance for comedians to do their usual sets in the most unusual of circumstances and for mums the chance to have a much needed laugh whilst still being excellent parents!

The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre, Manchester Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 9JG, Tel: 0161 282 9776
Mon 9 May - Fri 13 May
John Stansfield
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Mon 9 May 2022