Phil Jerrod | The Pub/Zoo | Tue 24 Nov | 7.30pm | £5/3
XS Malarkey shines again with its cherry picking of the nation’s most exciting talent, Phil Jerrod has been gathering extremely favourable reviews from the likes of The Guardian, The Scotsman and comedy website Chortle. His eloquent witticisms are paired with surreal flights of fancy to create a new original voice on the stand up circuit. An eclectic supporting line up includes musical comedian Rachel Parris, Jo D’Arcy, Chris Cantrill and Paul Parsons, making XS once again the best place to spend a Tuesday night in Manchester.

Brendon Burns | Tiger Lounge | Thu 26 Nov | 7.30pm | £10
Last year Brendon Burns embarked upon a nationwide comedy tour that actively avoided playing comedy clubs, he took in cinemas, a burrito bar and even a small zoo in Great Yarmouth. Continuing to tow the unexpected line he now intends to film a comedy DVD in The Tiger Lounge of all places so there are very few tickets left to catch the angry antipodean wax lyrical on all the minutiae of modern life that madden him so.

Seymour Mace (pic) | Kosmonaut | Thu 26 Nov | 7.30pm | £5
Arriving at the show that was seemingly named for him, the recently Edinburgh comedy award nominated Seymour Mace arrives at Manchester’s Alternative Comedy Emporium (also MACE) riding the crest of a wave. Consistently a circuit favourite for his offbeat style and anarchic spirit he achieved some recognition this time around with his show ‘Niche as Fuck’. Not that he really needed it, as his show title suggests he’ll continue to be as obscure as he wants.

New Stuff | The Comedy Store | Sun 29 Nov | 7.30pm | £4/2
You don’t host a top weekly comedy night for nearly two decades without a) being a damn fine compere yourself and b) making a few friends along the way. The friendly host of XS Malarkey Toby Hadoke has done just that and now welcomes all his stand up pals to test out their new material in front of a (hopefully) lovely audience. It could be awful, it could be amazing, but they’ll never know until the say it out loud in front of the crowd, so go be that comedy sounding board. We’re sure they’d really appreciate it.

Tue 24 Nov - Sun 29 Nov
John Stansfield
Published on:
Tue 24 Nov 2015