Jordan Brookes brings new magic to XS Malarkey, Mick Ferry leads the line at the Chorlton Comedy Club and Jim John Harkness’ madcap Entertainment Club rides again.

Jordan Brookes at XS Malarkey | Tue 29 Mar | 7.30pm | £6/3

Technically, Jordan Brookes is still the reigning champion of the Edinburgh Fringe. Having won the Best Show gong back in 2019, there hasn’t been an awards show for anyone to usurp him in the last two years (there wasn’t even a festival in 2020 but let’s not go into that). Now gearing up to protect his crown with a brand new show, he’ll be trying out some new bits and pieces at XS Malarkey so make sure you get down to see exactly what that entails.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Mick Ferry at Chorlton Comedy Club | Fri 1 Apr | 8.30pm | £15

The legend that is Mick Ferry will be holding court in Chorlton this Friday at the trendy suburb’s eponymous comedy club and whenever this happens it is imperative you go and listen if you’re able. He’ll be joined by circuit veteran Steve Gribbin and rising stars Tal Davies and Louise Young.

Hough End Centre, Mauldeth Rd West, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7SX
Entertainment Club at The King's Arms | Sun 3 Apr | 7pm | £6-7

Billed as ‘A Multi-Genre Hell Cabaret’, Entertainment Club boasts ‘entertainment’, just not as you may be used to it. Jim John Harkness has created an evening of alt-comedy that works in the spaces in between, allowing the assorted avant-garde weirdos who tread the boards at the King’s Arms to make the most of almost nothing. A strange, different and fascinating night that’s genuinely like no other, this is a must-see. You may not want to return afterward or, hopefully, you might just have found a place to belong.

The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN
Tue 29 Mar - Sun 3 Apr
John Stansfield
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Mon 28 Mar 2022