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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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What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

March 1, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in March: Comedy in Manchester

Beware the Ides of March. It didn’t work out too well for Julius Caesar.

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Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney talks pantomimes, pensioners and The Sound of Mucus

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Count Arthur Strong: Steve Delaney talks pantomimes, pensioners and The Sound of Mucus

In this age of The X Factor, The Voice and Britain’s Got Talent, it’s entirely possible to become famous overnight.

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Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

February 20, 2017 Comments Off on Something Better: comedian Josie Long talks to Northern Soul

During the early 1940s, America folk singer Woody Guthrie had a stark message emblazoned upon his guitar: ‘This machine kills fascists‘.

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Mark Thomas talks class, comedy and The Red Shed with Northern Soul

February 5, 2017 Comments Off on Mark Thomas talks class, comedy and The Red Shed with Northern Soul

Wakefield Labour Club is a 47-foot long wooden hut near the city centre which was formerly an army barracks.

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What’s on in February: Comedy in Manchester

January 30, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in February: Comedy in Manchester

It is thought that the priest St Valentine was martyred during Roman times due to his marrying Christian couples (to each other, that is). However, it’s little known that it was actually because his stand-up was so bad. Get down to these comedy love-ins this February.

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