Now in its sixth year, Manchester’s very own Women in Comedy Festival continues to thrive and attract more fantastic female stand ups to the city to perform. We’ve rounded up five of our favourite acts coming up in October.

1. Sara Barron: For Worse
Turning up to the Edinburgh Fringe for the first time this summer and giving exactly zero shits, U.S. ex-pat Sara Barron walked away with a well earned nomination for best newcomer for her show For Worse. Taking on broad topics like marriage and children with a razor sharp wit, the writer turned stand up fears nothing, and rightly so. She’s bloody hilarious.
Mon 22 Oct, Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF. 7pm, £6,

2. Catherine Bohart: Immaculate
Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. The debut show from a rising comedy star who recently went up against her girlfriend (comedian Sarah Keyworth) in a pretty memorable episode of Comedy Central’s Roast Battles.
Tue 23 Oct, Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF. 8.15pm, £6,

3. Caroline Mabey Leaves the Room Slowly
A favourite of the London comedy scene and one of the most inventive comic voices currently working in the country Caroline Mabey brings her latest show about taking stock to Manchester for one night only. Left as the breadwinner of the household after her other half decides to quit his steady job as an accountant to become a dog groomer Mabey has a serious look at all her funny business.
Wed 24 Oct, Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF. 8.15pm, £6,

4. Ria Lina: Resting Twitch Face
After winning the Best Comedy Award at the other Manchester based festival the Greater Manchester Fringe, Ria Lina returns to the city with new show ‘Resting Twitch Face’ for fans of her straight-talking, no-holds-barred style.
Fri 26 Oct, Tribeca, 50 Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3WF. 7pm, £6,

5. An Audience with Barbara Nice
The kind of entertainer ITV are crying out for, Stockport housewife and the most infectiously funny stand up comedian currently trading, Barbara Nice presents an audience with… herself. Answering all your questions about her life in comedy and we’re sure a few about how her family is doing. Nothing is ever off limits for Mrs Nice.
Sat 27 Oct, The Frog & Bucket, 102 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LJ. 4pm, £6.50/8.50,

Mon 22 Oct - Sat 27 Oct
John Stansfield
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Fri 19 Oct 2018