Late last month a dark cloud descended upon the comedy community in Manchester as Jabez Clegg shut its doors for the final time and, by proxy, closed down stand-up staple XS Malarkey for the foreseeable future. Not ones to stay down for long, XS Malarkey is throwing a Christmas party with a whole host of fun including karaoke and retro video games. Also posing as a ‘staff do’ for Manchester’s comedians (they don’t technically have a fixed workplace), the night should prove to be a great laugh, in keeping with the XS Malarkey ethos. It won’t be long until XS are once again providing the best comedy night in town – but until then you can at least get drunk and sing ‘My Way’ appallingly while playing Mario Kart. And after all, isn’t that what Christmas is all about?

Tue 10 Dec, The Pub/Zoo, 126 Grosvenor Street, M1 7HL, 7.30pm FREE (by membership or invitation),

Tue 10 Dec
John Stansfield
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Tue 10 Dec 2013