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Author: Marissa Burgess

Review: Perfume Genius, Gorilla, Manchester

November 9, 2017 No Comments

It’s not often that I’ve bought an album – and subsequently bought into a musician’s entire sound – simply off the back of hearing just one track.

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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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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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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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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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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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