Phil Wang brings his new tour show “Wang In There Baby” to The Lowry, Steve Bugeja headlines a phenomenal lineup at XS Malarkey and there’s more Comedy For Hot People at The Fitzgerald.

Steve Bugeja at XS Malarkey | Tue 16 May | 7.30pm | £3/6

Fresh off the back of writing and starring in the second series of a sitcom with Iain Smith (Buffering on ITV) Steve Bugeja is back on stage treading the boards of Manchester where he initially cut his teeth. Bugeja is a master of the overshare and presents his life as the most awkward, delightful and most cringeworthy of RomComs, so we’re delighted he’s headlining at XS Malarkey this week. He leads a stellar lineup that also includes Tatty Macleod, Rhiannon Shaw, Jessie Nixon and Steph Bradshaw.

CANVAS, 1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Oxford Road, Manchester M1 7FS
Comedy For Hot People at The Fitzgerald | Thu 18 May | 7pm | From £3.96

Forever the most exciting and, we’ll say it, sexiest night of stand-up in town, Comedy For Hot People returns to their home of The Fitzgerald for another night that is just as welcoming to ‘uggos’ as it is to ‘hotties’. It’s also an absolute bargain as they operate off a pay as you feel policy and though you should obviously always pay as much as you can (and with the lineups they pull in you really should), they’re sympathetic to those smokeshows that might not be remunerated properly for how truly hot they are.

The Fitzgerald, 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB
Phil Wang at The Lowry | Sun 21 May | 8pm | £26

Hot off the heels of his critically-acclaimed Netflix special, David Letterman appearance, and role on Life & Beth with Amy Schumer, Phil Wang is bringing a brand new stand-up show to The Lowry this Sunday. If you know Wang, you’ll be familiar with his brilliant routines on race, family and the state of the modern world in his own inimitable style, all tied together with delightful puns on his own name.

The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ , Tel: 0161 876 2000
Tue 16 May - Sun 21 May
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 15 May 2023