Maria Bamford plays a rare must see show in Manchester this week, the highlight of a pretty special seven days of comedy for the city.

Jonathan Mayor at XS Malarkey | Tue 26 Apr | 7.30pm | £3/6

One of the jewels of the Manchester comedy scene heads to the crown of the city’s clubs as camp icon Jonathan Mayor drops by XS Malarkey this week. Mayor is always an absolute treat and especially so when given the reign of somewhere like XS. Here he’ll be joined by a stellar lineup of up and coming talent in Josh Weller, Eleri Morgan and James Ellis, all ably held together by Toby Hadoke.

The Bread Shed, Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Maria Bamford at Manchester Academy 2 | Thu 28 Apr | 6pm | £22

One of the America’s finest talents is coming to the UK for just three shows and one of them happens to be in Manchester so you better make sure you get there if you can. Maria Bamford has been in every TV comedy you’ve enjoyed in the last two decades (Arrested Development, Big Mouth and her own amazing sitcom Lady Dynamite to name but a few), as well as groundbreaking stand up specials she’s recorded, and is just as much a delight to see on stage. This really is a rare treat and may be the only time she makes it over this way so grab your ticket with both hands, inexplicably there are still a few left.

Academy 2, Manchester Union, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester M13 9PR
Chorlton Comedy Club | Fri 29 Apr | 8.30pm | £15

If you’re waiting til the Bank Holiday weekend to get your laughs then might we recommend this phenomenal bill at Chorlton Comedy Club on Friday night. Ignacio Lopez, Markus Birdman and Lily Phillips will all be at Hough End Centre all kept together with the manic energy of Phil Ellis. You’ll struggle to find a better lineup in the country this weekend so get the tram out to Chorlton to kick your Bank Holiday off with some huge laughs.

Hough End Centre, Chorlton, Manchester M21 7SX
Tue 26 Apr - Fri 29 Apr
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 25 Apr 2022