Maisie Adam heads to XS Malarkey, uggos beware at Comedy For Hot People with Phil Ellis and a stand-up trial at Retro Bar in this week’s comedy picks.

Maisie Adam at XS Malarkey | Tue 22 Mar | 7.30pm | £3/6

After a few appearances on Mock the Week, a belting turn on Live at the Apollo and even hitting top bins on Soccer AM, it’s fair to say Maisie Adam is absolutely smashing it at the moment. But all those recent accomplishments surely pale in comparison to headlining the mighty XS Malarkey this Tuesday night. Go see this future superstar in the intimate surrounds of The Bread Shed if you can.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street Manchester M1 7HL
Comedy for Hot People with Phil Ellis | Thu 24 Mar | 7.30pm | £3-20

Comedy nights have a tendency toward hyperbole but by continuing to book such dreamboats, ‘Comedy For Hot People’ more than lives up to its billing. This month’s lineup includes everyone’s favourite bad boy in Phil Ellis, which guarantees a must-see night to begin with. Joining Phil will be a great mix of the best new comics around including Molly McGuinness, Alex Stringer and Evaldas Karosas all hosted by regular compere Michael Mannion. Get your tickets and feel handsome immediately.

The Fitzgerald, Manchester, M1 1DB
This Is Your Trial | Fri 25 Mar | 7pm | £12

A long time staple of the Edinburgh Fringe, This Is Your Trial is an award-winning, improvised comedy courtroom show, where audience members can accuse friends and loved ones of ‘crimes’, petty, or not so much. Stand-up comedians play the lawyers and judge and the audience stands accused, a night guaranteed to be unlike any comedy show you’ve witnessed before.

Retro, Sackville Street, Manchester
Tue 22 Mar - Fri 25 Mar
John Stansfield
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Mon 21 Mar 2022