David Stanier & Jack Evans | Wed 19 Oct | Gulliver’s | 7.30pm | £4
Two of the Manchester comedy scenes most obscure acts offer up their recent Edinburgh shows this week. David Stanier is the kids TV presenter of your manic fever dreams and Jack Evans is the Mighty Boosh’s history teacher and they are both hilariously weird. Stanier presents his ‘Silly Party’ with games, songs and special guests whilst Evans’ ‘Melancholy Poontang’ is as dichotic as the title suggests with a host of strange characters to guide you through his wild world.

Mae Martin & Adam Hess | Wed 19 Oct | The Lowry | 8pm | £12/10
Another cracking toofer here as Invisible Dot favourites Adam Hess and Mae Martin head to The Lowry for an excellent double header. Hess has a best newcomer Edinburgh nomination under his belt and Martin is fresh off the back of a Radio 4 show about sexuality. Two of the brightest rising stars in the country this is a great chance to see them live on the cheap before their plastered all over your telly boxes.

The Delightful Sausage | Thu 20 Oct | The Castle | 7.45pm | £4
Let The Delightful Sausage get you ready for All Hallow’s Eve as they have their soon to be annual (in 12 months) Halloween special. All the usual suspects are her including Amy Gledhill, Barnaby Thompson and Chris Cantrill with added gore from sketch makers extraordinaire Gein’s Family Giftshop. Gein’s are back with some new sketches for what will become this August’s ‘Volume 3’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. A must see.

Sam Simmons | Thu 20 Oct | The Lowry | 8pm | £12/10
In spite of winning the two most prestigious prizes in the comedy calendar back in 2015 (at the Edinburgh Fringe and the Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival) Sam Simmons is not nearly as well known as these accolades would suggest. Which frankly is a damn shame. His live shows are bursting with energy and ridiculous soundbites that mark him out as one of the most original performers touring the country.

Kate McCabe | Sat 22 Oct | The Castle | 8pm | £3.50
Usually seen at the helm of Sidekick Comedy in the Village, American born but very much adopted Manc Kate McCabe is doing her first solo show as she steps out of the MC role she has perfected and into the main spotlight. The non more vague titled ‘Stuff and Nonsense’ will cover exactly that, Kate’s innate charm looking at the complexities of even the most mundane of activities.

Tue 18 Oct - Sat 22 Oct
John Stansfield
Published on:
Mon 17 Oct 2016