If you’re looking with envy over at the folks in Edinburgh this week enjoying the Fringe, fear not as Manchester has a week of great live comedy including a slightly delayed John Robertson.

XS Malarkey with Harriet Dyer | Tue 10 Aug | 8pm | £3-6

If you missed the chance to head out to Oldham to check out Harriet Dyer’s new venture The Upstanding Citizens Bureau, then you get a second chance to see her and this time a little closer to home. Dyer will be headlining this week’s instalment of XS Malarkey which also features Runi Talwar, Tegan Marlow, Paul Campbell and host Toby Hadoke.

The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HL
Stage Time | Thu 12 Aug | 7pm | free

A new night for new comics, this is one for die hard comedy fans looking for the next big thing, or aspiring stand-ups hoping to build up the courage to give it a go. Either way you’re sure for big laughs as the best and brightest (as well as some of the worst and dullest) of the city’s comedy scene take their platform for that all important stage time. Hosted by Jordan Ducharme.

Stage & Radio, 43 Port Street, Manchester
John Robertson's The Dark Room | Sun 15 Aug | 6pm | £8-10

As John Robertson’s The Dark Room is essentially a computer game brought to life, it’s no surprise that he has had great success in moving his brand of manic and slightly devious comedy to the online streaming service of Twitch. But to truly experience the wild ride that is Robertson’s creation, you have to be in The Dark Room with him – so it’s good news that he’s finally able to take it back to the people with this special show at the Frog & Bucket on Sunday evening. This show was rescheduled from last Sunday and featured in last week’s round up, in case you thought you were going mad.

The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ, Tel: 0161 236 9805
Tue 10 Aug - Mon 16 Aug
John Stansfield
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Tue 10 Aug 2021