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Phil Ellis Has Been On Ice

Comedy Review: Manchester Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

September 1, 2017 Comments Off on Comedy Review: Manchester Comedy at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

It feels like a record year for Manchester comedy acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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What’s on in September: Comedy in Manchester

August 30, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in September: Comedy in Manchester

It’s September, so dust off your satchel, sharpen your pencils and straighten that tie…no wait, that’s school, isn’t it? Wrong one. Forget that. You don’t need any of those things to take in the comedy this month.

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Red Bastard

Review: Clown Fest, Manchester

August 1, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Clown Fest, Manchester

Before I went to Clown Fest I thought there were two kinds of clown: kiddy clowns and scary clowns.

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What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

July 31, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in August: Comedy in Manchester

Many clubs may have taken a break, and half the funny side of the city have headed for the Edinburgh Fringe, but not to worry, you don’t have to go back to watching your dog chew a fruit gum for your entertainment.

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Thick Richard

Making Life Rhyme: Northern Soul chats to Punk in Drublic

July 26, 2017 Comments Off on Making Life Rhyme: Northern Soul chats to Punk in Drublic

My knowledge of poetry begins and ends with Pam Ayres (ask your Granny) and four-line stanzas where something rhymes with Nantucket.

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Ricky Gervais

What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

July 3, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

There are plenty of nervy-looking comedians about town this month. This is because there are more Edinburgh Fringe preview shows in Manchester than there are people who claim to have been at that Sex Pistols gig in the Free Trade Hall in 1976.

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Marcel Lucont

What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

June 7, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in June: Comedy in Manchester

Manchester, you did us proud last month. You deserve a laugh. So, get down to the comedy love-in this June.

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What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

May 2, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in May: Comedy in Manchester

Back in the day the only amusement people could find during the month of May was to continually circle a massive pole dangling with ribbons.

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Review: Russell Howard, Manchester Arena

April 4, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Russell Howard, Manchester Arena

I’ve been to some pretty intimate gigs over the years.

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Sean Lock

What’s on in April: Comedy in Manchester

April 3, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in April: Comedy in Manchester

As the late, great Prince Rogers Nelson once stated in song, ‘sometimes it snows in April’.

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