Joe Sutherland headlines at XS Malarkey and there are tour shows from Rob Auton and Olga Koch in this week’s comedy picks.

Joe Sutherland at XS Malarkey | Tue 1 Nov | 7.30pm | £3/6

XS Malarkey welcomes stand-up comedian and self-proclaimed Greggs brand ambassador Joe Sutherland to headline a top night of live comedy to kickstart your working week. Tuesday nights out are rarely better than a trip down to The Bread Shed for some XS and Sutherland’s irreverent and caustic wit is the perfect tonic for any glumness currently enveloping the country. Hosted as always by the affable and unflappable Toby Hadoke, there’s good reason the night has been at the top of its game for over 25 years now.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Olga Koch at The Frog & Bucket | Wed 2 Nov | 8pm | £15

Join star of Mock The Week, QI, Late Night Mash, her Amazon Prime comedy special and Edinburgh Best Newcomer nominee Olga Koch for a modern love story like no other. Koch’s Just Friends was a smash hit at the Fringe drawing in sell-out crowds and reviewer’s stars alike, and charts the emotional rollercoaster of her dating history as a bi-woman in modern society. Her stories are as outrageous and plentiful as her wonderful gagsmithery, churning out throwaway one-liners at top speed that other comics would hang their entire set on.

The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LJ
Rob Auton at Manchester Academy | Sun 6 Nov | 7.30pm | £12/10

Rob Auton’s latest masterpiece of low key comedy/spoken word wizardry is called The Crowd Show, and by the looks of it there aren’t many chances to join said audience. A crowded room will get to enjoy one of the most original comedians currently in the UK who can have you cry-laughing one moment and then jack knife to some of the most poignant beautiful prose you’ve ever heard the next. A true one-off, don’t miss your chance to join this crowd for a special night.

Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester
Tue 1 Nov - Sun 6 Nov
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 31 Oct 2022