Manchester comedy institution XS Malarkey leads the pack this week with a celebration of the city’s LGBTQIA+ comedians, plus tour shows from Lloyd Griffith and Rob Auton.

XS Malarkey LGBTQIA+ Special | Tue 21 Sep | 7.30pm | £3/6

XS Malarkey have teamed with Building Equality for a celebration of the great LGBTQIA+ from Manchester and beyond. An absolutely belting lineup that includes Bethany Black, Jonathan Mayor, Jonny Collins, Jen Ives and Umby Winters is corralled by token straight man Toby Hadoke as usual. A better lineup you’ll struggle to find anywhere in the country this week.

126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL
Rob Auton: The Time Show | Wed 22 Sep | 7.30pm | £12

We’ve been waxing lyrical about Rob Auton for as long as we’ve been writing about comedy on this site. He’s just brilliant. Taking the simplest premises and spinning them into mind-bending and emotionally heartfelt comedy journeys. This one through time has been a long time coming but is no doubt worth the wait.

The Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Lloyd Griffith: Not Just a Pretty Face | Sun 26 Sep | 7pm | £12/14

Most recently seen as a journalist on Apple TV’s hit show ‘Ted Lasso’ or in various instagram stories at Wembley with Rob Beckett, Grimsby’s best comedian/choirboy Lloyd Griffith is back where he belongs; on the stage with his latest show. ‘Not Just A Pretty Face’ charts his busy last couple of years where he’s been supporting Jack Whitehall, appearing in heaps of TV shows and following England to belt out some tunes.

The Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Tue 21 Sep - Sun 26 Sep
John Stansfield
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Mon 20 Sep 2021