Barbara Nice headlines at XS Malarkey, Josh Pugh leads an all star lineup for A Lovely Time at the new Fairfield Social Club and there’s Roast Battles at Seven Oaks.

Barbara Nice at XS Malarkey | Tue 28 Nov | 7pm | £6/3

It’s been a good couple of months since XS Malarkey settled into their proper new home of 53Two but if it is still in need of warming, then there’s few warmer entertainers than Barbara Nice to do a proper job. Stockport’s favourite housewife comes complete with oversized bag and boundless energy as she raises the mood and roof of any gig she’s lined up on. Treat yourself to something nice this week, you won’t regret it.

53Two, Arch 19 Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP
Roast Battles at Seven Oaks | Thu 30 Nov | 7.30pm | £7.50

Comedians love nothing more than taking the p*ss out of each other, and once a month at Seven Oaks they let you into the green room ribbing with a round of Roast Battles. This month’s show features judges Phil Ellis, James Heath and Justina Seselskaite as well as their first Championship Belt showdown between Kim Smith and Monty Wilson. Hilarious, absolutely brutal, and Mcr Wire readers get 25% off by following the link below! What an absolute treat.

The Seven Oaks, 5 Nicholas Street, Manchester M1 4HL
Josh Pugh at Fairfield Social Club | Sat 2 Dec | 7pm | £15

A Lovely Time with Amy Gledhill & friends returns for a Christmas special this Saturday headlined by comedy powerhouse Josh Pugh. After a recent smasher of a set on Live at The Apollo confirmed his leap from social media star to household stand-up name he’ll be taking to the stage of the new Fairfield Social Club. Joined by fellow recent Apollo debutante Celya AB and the hotly tipped Adam Flood, A Lovely Time is of course hosted by Amy Gledhill, who herself was nominated for Best StandUp Show at the British Comedy Awards since her last outing in Manchester.

Fairfield Social Club, Irk Street, Manchester M4 4JT
Tue 28 Nov - Sat 2 Dec
John Stansfield
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Mon 27 Nov 2023