The Women in Comedy Festival launches this week with Desiree Burch and Sian Davies bringing their shows to the city, plus Steve Bugeja headlines at XS Malarkey.

Steve Bugeja at XS Malarkey | Tue 1 Oct | 7.30pm | £6/3

After a stellar celebration for their 22nd birthday last week, XS Malarkey follow it up with rising star of the UK comedy scene Steve Bugeja as headliner. Awkward and gawky, Bugeja commands a room with nervous energy better than most alpha male nightmares you’ll find at comedy clubs up and down the country. Also on the bill is Edinburgh Comedy Best Newcomer nominee Helen Bauer, showing XS’s ability to get the best and brightest to the city on a Tuesday night.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Sian Davies: About Time | Sat 5 Oct | 8.30pm | £5

The Women in Comedy Festival kicks off this Thursday with a special bumper show so make sure you get along to see what amazing comics will be coming up over the next few weeks. Appearing as part of the festival with an aptly titled show ‘About Time’ is favourite of the North West scene and working class comedy champion Sian Davies. The brains behind the brilliant ‘Best In Class’ initiative that saw a number of young, working class up and comers who might not be able to afford the exorbitant rents and rates head to the Fringe to show their worth to full rooms. Davies is now looking out for herself in this long awaited hour of stand-up.

The Frog and Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Desiree Burch: Desiree's Coming Early | Sun 6 Oct | 8pm | £12

Desiree Burch, the boisterous Los Angelean made immediate waves when she landed in London via New York a few years ago. Having since appeared on various Radio 4 shows, Live at the Apollo and a Netflix special she has almost certainly arrived on the world scene and in new show you better believe she’ll be ‘Coming Early’. One of the best reviewed shows of the Fringe this is a real treat to end your weekend.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Tue 1 Oct - Sun 6 Oct
John Stansfield
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Tue 1 Oct 2019