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Caroline Aherne

Caroline Aherne: Manchester remembers a comedy great

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Caroline Aherne: Manchester remembers a comedy great

It seems amiss that despite having written about the Manchester stand-up scene for 17 years, I neither met nor interviewed Caroline Aherne.

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Caroline Aherne: a tribute

July 11, 2016 Comments Off on Caroline Aherne: a tribute

In the first of our tributes to the comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne, who died earlier this month, Northern Soul’s Gerry Potter writes about a very special person.

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What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

July 2, 2016 Comments Off on What’s on in July: Comedy in Manchester

Round about now, the arts scene generally starts to wind down for the summer – but not the comedy.

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Sara Pascoe

What’s On in June: Comedy in Manchester

June 1, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in June: Comedy in Manchester

As the weather heats up, live comedy usually drifts away on holiday or into festival tents – not in Manchester though.

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Russell Kane

What’s On in May: Comedy

April 29, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in May: Comedy

Ah the lovely month of May. Month of maypoles and burning virgins in Wicker Men. Or is that November? Anyway get your laughing chops round this little lot.

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Joe Lycett

What’s On in April: Comedy

April 1, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in April: Comedy

There’s no big eggstravaganza (sorry) for April this year but there is plenty of comedy in Manchester. Knock yourself out with this eggsciting (I just can’t help myself) lot.

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Mark Watson

What’s On in March: Comedy

March 3, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in March: Comedy

It’s the time of year when we emerge from under two duvets and three blankets, look outside and say ‘I don’t remember planting those bulbs there’. Yes, it’s Spring everyone!

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Sarah Millican

What’s On in February: Comedy

February 2, 2016 Comments Off on What’s On in February: Comedy

Welcome to the brand new Northern Soul Manchester comedy blog.

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Liverpool Comedy Festival

Having’ a larf: Comedy Festivals in the North

October 20, 2015 Comments Off on Having’ a larf: Comedy Festivals in the North

Everywhere you turn in the North there’s a comedy festival. Take a wrong turning down a country lane and at the end is a big top with some comedian stood in the middle, microphone in hand… friesian cows looking on.

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Review: Manchester Acts at The Edinburgh Fringe 2015

September 3, 2015 Comments Off on Review: Manchester Acts at The Edinburgh Fringe 2015

The feathers on the boas were wilting and the city was rapidly running out of double espressos, but with a squirt of hairspray and a sprinkle of glitter we geared up for the final weekend…

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