Olaf Falafel at XS Malarkey | Tue 17 Sep | 7.30pm | £6/3

Winner of this year’s contentious and bit of fun ‘Dave’s Joke of the Fringe’ at last month’s Edinburgh Fringe, Olaf Falafel brings heaps and heaps more inventive gags to XS Malarkey this week. Not only will you get the Swedish quip-meister, you’ll also be treated to Sanderson Jones, Sam Avery and Frances Boule on the bill, all held together with shambling aplomb by Toby Hadoke. The best way to spend a Tuesday night for sure.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL, Tel: 0161 273 1471
Chortle Chuckles with Mick Ferry | Fri 20 Sep | 7.30pm | £7/10

Looking for something a little closer to home? Is that home in Chorlton? Well, you’re in luck pal as Chorlton Chuckles returns to South West Manchester Cricket Club for a night of great mirth with the inimitable Mick Ferry. With a list of credits and accolades as long as his arms, Ferry is a favourite of comedy clubs up and down the country, none more so than in his adopted home town of Manchester. Always a delight, apparently last year he embarked on an impromptu double act with a fly that had invaded the stage and it brought the house down. Worth seeing how he might top that.

South West Manchester Cricket Club, Ellesmere Road, M21 0SG
Liza Treyger: In the Weeds | Sun 22 Sep | 8pm | £14/12

After wowing at the Edinburgh Fringe and then furthermore at Soho Theatre, U.S. comedian Liza Treyger continues her UK tour with a stop off in Salford. Having appeared on various American TV shows, a Comedy Central and Netflix half hour special and with a show about her own life in the works, it seems strange to label Treyger as a rising star, as she seems like she is more than risen. The Russian born New Yorker mixes dead-pan delivery with wry observations only a true outsider could conjure. Catch her before she rises even further.

The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ, Tel: 0343 208 6000
Tue 17 Sep - Sun 22 Sep
John Stansfield
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Tue 17 Sep 2019