The West Didsbury Comedy Festival begins this weekend and there are heaps of great comedy shows to take in including Chloe Petts, Dan Tiernan and Molly McGuinness, plus there’s a brand new work-in-progress show from Rose Johnson at XS Malarkey.

Rose Johnson at XS Malarkey | Tue 25 Oct | 7.30pm | £3-6

The long awaited debut hour from one-third of The Birthday Girls is on its way as Rose Johnson takes her first tentative steps at XS Malarkey with this work-in-progress show. A stalwart of Late Night Mash and Hypothetical, Johnson’s affable charm has led her very far but she’s now wondering what she has to truly show for her 37 years on this earth. Find out alongside her at a show that is sure to be full of buzz come Edinburgh next year.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street Manchester M1 7HL
Dan Tiernan and Molly McGuinness at Withy Public Hall | Sat 29 Oct | 4pm | £5

Two of the city’s most promising young comics split an hour of stand-up as Dan Tiernan and Molly McGuinness take to the Withy Public Hall stage for West Didsbury Comedy Festival this weekend. Treat yourself to a bit of afternoon delight as this deadly double bill kicks off at 4pm and is guaranteed to give you some good belly laughs before you have your tea. Molly and Dan are both names you should be keeping an eye on for the future and this is a great chance to get in at the ground floor.

Withington Public Hall Institute, Burton Road, Withington Manchester
Chloe Petts at Withy Public Hall | Sun 30 Oct | 2.30pm | £8

Another rising star rocking up to Withy Public Hall this weekend is Chloe Petts as she brings her debut show ‘Transience’ for West Didsbury Comedy Festival. Fresh from supporting Ed Gamble on his UK Tour, Petts uses her trademark cerebral “laddishness” to explore topics as far reaching as the darts and her (strictly non-romantic) love for the men who watch it. Chloe’s show starts at 2.30pm and is only £8 but you can get a day pass for the festival for £20 and catch the likes of Sara Barron and the future talents at the WDCF’s New Comedian of the Year competition later that Sunday.

Withington Public Hall Institute, Burton Road, Withington Manchester
Tue 25 Oct - Sun 30 Oct
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 24 Oct 2022