John Mulaney is at The Apollo, there’s a special drag Burns Night celebration and The Comedy Store are back at Freight Island.

John Mulaney at O2 Apollo | Tue 24 Jan | 7.30pm | From £33.75

John Mulaney is one of the best stand-up comedians in the world at present, and so we are shocked that there are still some tickets left for this rare UK tour from the former SNL head writer. An old vaudevillian barker of a comic he’s one of the few stand-ups that seems at home on the even bigger stages and will fill the ornate surrounds of the Apollo interior with a cacophony of Catholic guilt and new dad pressure. Not to be missed.

O2 Apollo Manchester, Stockport Road, Manchester, M12 6AP
Burns Night at The Cockatoo Club | Wed 25 Jan | 7.30pm | From £9.38

If you’re wanting to celebrate Burns Night but want to be nowhere near haggis then you might want to take a chance on Mary Mac’s night of cabaret at The Cockatoo Club. With no doubt more than a few risque takes on Rabbie’s famed poems, Drag Queen supreme Mary Mac will be holding court for the evening with a selection of her talented friends.

The Cockatoo Club, 20 Richmond Street, Manchester M1 3ND
The Comedy Store at Escape to Freight Island | Thu 26 Jan | 8pm | £15

If you’re waiting for The Comedy Store to re-open its Deansgate Locks’ doors before getting your next stand-up fix then we suggest you reassess. The now nomadic comedy club can be found weekly at Escape to Freight Island on a Thursday with some of the best lineups in the country. A great way to start the weekend early and make sure you get down to Freight Island early to test out their amazing food options.

Escape to Freight Island, 11 Baring Street, Manchester
Tue 24 Jan - Thu 26 Jan
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 23 Jan 2023