MACE ft. Allyson June Smith | Kosmonaut | Mon 21 Mar | 7.30pm | £5
After another successful stint as support for World’s punniest man and fellow Canadian Stewart Francis Allyson June Smith returns to her adopted home of Manchester for Kosmonaut’s monthly comedy showcase MACE. Smith treads a fine line between adorable girl next door aw shucks charm, and dockworker’s day off style beautiful smut. Alongside her will be two of Manchester’s best up and coming comics in Kiri Pritchard-McLean and Jayne Edwards making this the best way to spend five pounds on a Monday night.

Stuart Goldsmith | The Pub/Zoo | Wed 23 Mar | 7.30pm | £8/7
Perhaps known primarily to comedy fans as the host of the very popular ‘Comedian’s Comedian’ Podcast Stuart Goldsmith is a very accomplished stand up in his own right and this is his first nationwide tour. Elaborately entitled ‘An Hour’, Goldsmith’s is exactly the time frame of his anecdotal and intellectual style with a great swathe of manic introspection. If you’re familiar with Stu due to ComComPod then he’s well worth seeing live, and if you’re not, go see him anyway and discover your new favourite podcast(er) the wrong way round.

The Delightful Sausage | The Castle Hotel | Wed 23 Mar | 7.45pm | £3/FREE
Wednesday is turning into a very popular night for comedy, perhaps it’s something about the loathsome phrase ‘hump day’ that people really need to forget their problems (and the fact they said ‘hump day’) and power on for the next 48 hours til the weekend. The Delightful Sausage launched just before Christmas and has continually put on some of the best and weirdest shows in the city. Tonight’s celebrates Video Games with host Chris Cantrill introducing Sheffield’s most subversive stand up Sean Morley.

Rob Auton (pictured) | The Lowry | Wed 23 Mar | 8pm | £12
One of the most original voices in stand up comedy comes to The Lowry with another first nationwide tour (and another great night of comedy on a Wednesday) this time from Rob Auton. After tackling universal subjects such as ‘yellow’, ‘sky’ and ‘faces’ Auton takes on ‘water’ in ‘The Water Show’ with his usual wash of whimsical introspection and childlike wonder at the many miracles that make up the world. A genius at breaking down the minutae of what we take for granted Auton brings great heart to his material to go with the big laughs.

Daniel Kitson | Gorilla | Sun 27 Mar | 7pm | SOLD OUT
Sorry for putting this on. If you’ve got tickets you’re obviously going seeing as though it sold out after about 13 minutes. Enjoy yourself. Sorry to those that missed out for reminding you about it.

Mon 21 Mar - Sun 27 Mar
John Stansfield
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Mon 21 Mar 2016