More like comedy of the fortnight as we look at the best funny offerings the city has before the end of the year with Foxdog Studios, Adult Film Club and Toby Hadoke’s FunNYE.

Adult Film Club at Cultplex | Thu 21 Dec | 7.30pm | £6

Comedian Chris Cantrill and filmmaker Sam O’Leary are back for one last Adult Film Club of the year, and this one is set to be a festive special. The grubby pair have curated a night of Christmas-themed short comedy films and music videos to make you feel all wrapped up in the spirit of the season, and a few that will definitely make you feel quite queasy.

Cultplex, GRUB, 50 Red Bank, Manchester M4 4HF
Foxdog Studios at The Kings Arms | Sat 23 Dec | 7.30pm | £9

Looking for some festive cheer and also to win some prizes found in the back garden of Foxdog Studios backyard to use as Christmas gifts? Then head on over to Kings Arms on Christmas Eve Eve for ‘Robo Bingo All The Way’ from those IT wizards over at FDS. One of the most inventive and hilarious shows you’ll ever see, Foxdog continue to amaze with their intricately built computer programs and meticulously planned flights of fancy.

The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN
FunNYE at 53Two | Sun 31 Dec | 8pm | £20

If you’re having withdrawals from seeing Toby Hadoke run a comedy club every week then before the return of XS Malarkey in 2024 you can catch him one last time on New Year’s Eve. Toby will be holding court at XS’s current stomping ground of 53Two and joined by comedy legends Harriet Dyer, Mick Ferry and Jonathan Mayor. What a way to see out the year!

53two, Arch 19 Watson Street, Manchester M3 4LP
Thu 21 Dec - Sun 31 Dec
John Stansfield
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Mon 18 Dec 2023