Josh Baulf brings his new work in progress to town, we celebrate Manchester’s best free comedy night and Lachlan Werner is bringing ventriloquism back.

Eddie Fortune at The Laughienda | Mon 8 Jul | 7.30pm | FREE

Manchester’s favourite free comedy night continues in its new Monday night slot and it’s the best way to start your week. The Laughienda packs in so much laugh you’ll be forgiven for turning up to work a little worse for wear on the Tuesday. This week’s instalment features funnyman Eddie Fortune as headliner with a plethora of the city’s best and brightest vying for attention in the support slots. It really is a great chance to watch some of Manchester’s finest for no fee.

Lions Den, 253 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN
Lachlan Werner at GRUB | Thu 11 Jul | 7pm | £14

Puppets and horror seem to go hand in hand, so it’s strange you don’t see more ventriloquists dabbling in the more macabre side of comedy. Rising star Lachlan Werner is here to right that wrong with his debut UK tour of his critically-acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh show, Voices of Evil. Lachy, a self-described ‘poof’, brings his marionette ‘Brew’, a witch, to vivid life and performs paranormal tricks and treats for a raucous evening of comedy and damn fine voice throwing.

GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Josh Baulf at Fierce Bar | Sat 13 Jul | 7.30pm | £6

Possibly better known for his ubiquitous tiktok and instagram videos, viral sensation Josh Baulf really comes to life on the stand-up stage. A winner of multiple comedy awards, he brings his sophomore work in progress show to Fierce Bar to road test it ahead of this August’s Edinburgh Fringe. He amassed 5 star reviews for his debut ‘Bulldog’ and this new show looks at his recent milestone birthday and how someone who is very online can stay relevant in an increasingly fast moving world.

Fierce Beer, 57 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
Mon 8 Jul - Sat 13 Jul
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 8 Jul 2024