A drunken retelling of Jaws, Rachel Fairburn’s biggest tour so far and a night of free laughs in the suburbs make up our latest comedy picks…

Drunk Classics at The Zombie Shack | Fri 8 Sep | 7.30pm | £10

Improv troupe Improquo tackles another masterful work of fiction as they take on Steven Spielberg’s classic blockbuster Jaws. As Drunk Classics USP goes, half of the performers will be drinking, as well as all of the audience. You may not remember a lot of the night (a free shot is included in the ticket price) but you’ll certainly have a good time as the team of improvisers make up what they can about a giant shark terrorising a small town.

The Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield Street, Manchester M1 5NP
Rachel Fairburn at The Opera House | Sat 9 Sep | 7.30pm | £19.50

Rachel Fairburn kicks off her biggest UK tour yet with her biggest solo gig yet, playing a hometown show at the Manchester Opera House this Saturday. ‘Showgirl’ is the straight talking Manc, and self-proclaimed People’s Princess™ is Fairburn at her acerbic best, taking swipes at all of life’s annoyances with a knowing smile and cheeky glint in her eye. She’s at the top of her game right now and worth going to see on the biggest stage possible.

The Opera House, 3 Quay St, Manchester M3 3HP, Tel: 0333 009 5399
Lay Down Comedy at Dulcimer | Sun 10 Sep | 8pm | FREE

End your week with a free evening of stand-up at one of Chorlton’s finest boozers featuring three of Manchester’s favourites. Lay Down Comedy welcomes the non-more deadpan Simon Lomas, Canadian adopted Manc Jordan Ducharme and musical comic Alex Camp for a night of free laughs and some surprise guests. A laid back atmosphere and some guaranteed guffaws are abound.

567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE
Fri 8 Sep - Sun 10 Sep
John Stansfield
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Mon 4 Sep 2023