In our picks from this week’s comedy, there’s a live roast from hit podcast Dead Men Talking, Peter Fleming’s final outing before he’s Edinburgh bound and a tasty-looking Friday night show in Didsbury.

Dead Men Talking at The Frog & Bucket (postponed to Wed 14 Sep) | Wed 17 Aug | 8pm | £5

In the short time that they’ve been recording their new podcast, comedians Rob Mulholland and Freddy Quinne have amassed a huge following of folk who love a good roast. In creating this ‘army of the dead’, Mulholland and Quinne are bringing a live version of their ‘no holds barred’ comedy to The Frog for a midweek slag-a-thon where comedians pit their wits against each other. Definitely not for the feint of heart.

Frog and Bucket Comedy Club, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Peter Fleming at Gullivers | Thu 18 Aug | 7.30pm | FREE

As mentioned in our round-up of the city’s best comedians heading to the Fringe (read that piece here), character comedian Tom Burgess will be taking his inspired creation Peter Fleming to Edinburgh for one night only next week. Before he does so, he’ll be trotting out his ‘Woefully Inaccurate History of the BBC’ one last time in Manchester, and best of all it’s FREE! A joy of a show about nostalgia, TV history (kind of) and the darker side of Blue Peter presenters, this is a must see.

Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
StandUp at The Woodstock | Fri 19 Aug | 8pm | £13.50

A terrific night of comedy in a cracking pub on a Friday night in Didsbury. Treat yourself to StandUp at The Woodstock which features the incomparable compering skills of Jonathan Mayor alongside Pope Lonergan, Rob Mulholland (provided you didn’t get your fix on Wednesday) and Natalie Husdan. Not a bad way to start your weekend at all.

The Woodstock Arms, Barlow Moor Road, Manchester
Wed 17 Aug - Fri 19 Aug
John Stansfield
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Mon 15 Aug 2022