Marc Jennings at XS Malarkey | Tue 14 Mar | 7.30pm | £3/6

One of a group of exciting young comedians rising to prominence on the Scottish comedy scene, Marc Jennings is fresh from a stint honing this show all the way across the world in Australia as he gears up for a homecoming at Kings Theatre in Glasgow. Scottish Comedian of the Year winner, viral video star and regular panellist on BBC Scotland’s Breaking the News, Jennings is an easygoing and inventive stand-up who should be on every comedy fan’s radar.

CANVAS, 1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Oxford Rd, Manchester M1 7FS , Tel: 0161 509 3190
Jack Barry at Cultplex | Thu 16 Mar | 7.30pm | £14

Recently seen up this way providing more than able support for Rhys James, Jack Barry is every comedian’s best mate having provided similar support for James Acaster, Joe Lycett and Mae Martin (even popping up as a fellow comic and good mate in their show Feel Good). With his new show he is let loose with ‘Don’t Happy, Be Worry’ about his optimism in the face of our collective certain demise, rising from the ashes of the pandemic to heal your soul like a hearty dose of medicinal magic mushrooms.

Cultplex, GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Sara Pascoe at Palace Theatre | Sat 18 Mar | 7.30pm | £18-27

Sara Pascoe is quite simply one of the most intelligent and hilarious comedians this country has ever produced. Relatable, instantly likeable and brilliantly self-deprecating she hits the Palace Theatre this Saturday with her new show ‘Success Story’. A performance that takes a look at her history of trying to find fame in all the wrong places (including run-ins with Michael Barrymore, Pete Burns and Hugh Grant), there are inexplicably still some tickets left for this Saturday show from one of the greats.

Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford St, Manchester, M1 6FT
Tue 14 Mar - Sat 18 Mar
John Stansfield
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Mon 13 Mar 2023