Tour shows from The Delightful Sausage and Josh Jones plus there’s a chance to see some famed TikTok-ers in the flesh as Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone take over XS Malarkey.

Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone at XS Malarkey | Tue 8 Nov | 7.30pm | £6/3

Although it was virtually impossible to launch a stand-up career IRL between 2020 and 2021, some found their feet in the virtual world by creating sketches on TikTok. Two such comedy superstars Chris Hall and Mark Bittlestone will continue their tentative real-life stand-up journey with a double headline slot at this Tuesday’s XS Malarkey. XS have always had a keen eye for talent and these two young comics are out to prove their faith correct. Come see the future of comedy.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
The Delightful Sausage at Chapeltown Picture House | Sat 12 Nov | 2.30pm | £14

When The Delightful Sausage announced they were filming another special at Chapeltown Picture House it sold out almost immediately. Thankfully they’ve added a matinee performance for those who like their meat-themed sketch comedy before they’ve had their tea. Nowt But Sea was one of the best-reviewed shows at this year’s Fringe and the Sausage were once again nominated for Best Show at the festival’s awards.

Chapeltown Picture House, GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Josh Jones at The Frog & Bucket | Sun 13 Nov | 8pm | £14

Another night, another award-nominated comedian bringing a show to the city, this time from Manchester’s own Josh Jones. After garnering a Best Newcomer nod at this year’s Fringe Josh is taking his highly-rated show Waste of Space to the Frog for a Sunday night of some big catty laughs from one of the most exciting young comics in the country. Though he’s only been around a few short years Jones has already racked up a fine collection of TV appearances including 8 Out of 10 Cats and Late Night Mash. The future is now for this incredible talent.

The Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Tue 8 Nov - Sun 13 Nov
John Stansfield
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Mon 7 Nov 2022