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Margaret Cho, Fresh off the Bloat

What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

October 30, 2017 Comments Off on What’s on in November: Comedy in Manchester

It’s that time of the year again where, shortly after dressing up as the dead and scaring the shit out of your elderly neighbours, we set fire to things and mess about with gunpowder to celebrate the hanging of a Catholic heretic.

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Mark Thomas

Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

October 7, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Mark Thomas, Waterside Arts Centre, Sale

Back at the start of this year, Northern Soul asked Mark Thomas what sort of form his next touring show might take, to which he replied: “Who knows! I tell you what – if you know, let me know.”

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Women in Comedy - Jo Enright and Jo Neary

What’s on in October: Comedy in Manchester

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

Crikey, October just can’t get enough laughs (and here’s us thinking September was hysterical).

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Rosie Wilby

Is Monogamy Dead? Northern Soul chats to author and comedian, Rosie Wilby

October 1, 2017 Comments Off on Is Monogamy Dead? Northern Soul chats to author and comedian, Rosie Wilby

“Lots of people have told me that it resonates with them, gay or straight,” says Rosie Wilby

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Simon Day

“It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

September 22, 2017 Comments Off on “It’s nice to be able to say whatever I want.” Comedian Simon Day talks to Northern Soul

There can’t be too many things that link Alan Bennett, Peter Gabriel and Charles Bronson (the violent jailbird one).

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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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Robin Ince, photo by Timothy Ginn

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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Alan Partridge, image by Paul Husband

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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