Edy Hurst at Blizzard | Mon 11 Sep | 7pm | FREE

Manchester’s most inclusive comedy night returns to Gullivers for a great way to kick start your week. Blizzard prides itself as ‘comedy for the malcontent left’ and this month they’re spoiled with a headline turn from Yorkshire bombshell Edy Hurst, as well as appearances from Sheffield comics Tom King and Ava Liversidge. Local flavour comes courtesy of Khalid Winter and regular MC Jonny Collins. No better way to chase away those Monday storm clouds than with a good old Blizzard.

Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LW
Ben Pope at XS Malarkey | Tue 12 Sep | 7.30pm | £6/3

XS Malarkey keeps the Edinburgh Fringe vibes going with a full hour long show from Ben Pope this Tuesday. As well as full support from the likes of Faizan Shah and Hannah Rudd, plus the ineffable Toby Hadoke on hosting duties, Pope presents his latest work ‘Holy Cow’. A show about The Big Stuff: God, death, love, the galaxy and, most of all, chocolate. As seen on Comedy Central and Dave, Pope has just turned 30 and has some big questions to go with that milestone. Thankfully, he has even bigger laughs to match.

53Two, Arch 19 Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP
Crippled With Laughter at Common | Sun 17 Sep | 6pm | £5

A disabled led dark comedy breaks new ground in Common Bar this Sunday, both in that it looks to challenge the stereotypes around disability by putting performers who are differently abled at the centre and that it’s taken place in the non more straight faced venue of Common. Hosts ‘Wheels and The Legman’ (presumably not from American Dad) introduce a terrific bill of comics including Ben Silver, Rheanon Lee, Paul Campbell and Jordan Ducharme.

Common, Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, GB
Mon 11 Sep - Sun 17 Sep
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 11 Sep 2023