One of the coolest things about setting up your own comedy blog where you’re in charge of all the rules is that you get to highlight brilliant acts that you really enjoy. We’ve not seen many better than Simon Lomas, whose wonderfully deadpan style had us won over in no time.
After quite a lively time of it last week, we thought we’d retreat to our comfort zone and find a nice, cosy pub for our latest slice of live laughter.
We’re in Didsbury on a quiet, mild Monday night to see Trapdoor Comedy, a relative veteran of the Manchester scene after nearly ten years in the city. Continue reading “Trapdoor Comedy @ The Railway, Didsbury”
“I don’t think anyone would imagine that you can put a comedy night on in a restaurant like this, but in actual fact you can. You’ve just got to think outside the box a little bit.”
We’re chatting with Comedy For Sale founder and MC Trevor Cunningham two days before he takes his night to a new venue at VAO restaurant, and we can’t wait to see if it works. Continue reading “Comedy For Sale moves to VAO”
It’s pretty packed in here. The Frog & Bucket’s Beat The Frog World Series Final has tempted a healthy crowd in from the chilly winter evening, eager to see who will be crowned champion. Continue reading “Beat The Frog World Series Final”
Cup of Beans Towers hasn’t received any trick or treaters this year. True, that’s because we live in a second-floor flat and have the sort of faces that’d strongly encourage you to buy your own sweets, but it’s also because we’ve popped across town to have a look at Sidekick Comedy on Canal Street. Continue reading “Sidekick Comedy @ On Bar”
Like most open mic nights, The Worst Comedy Night in Salford isn’t designed to be reviewed. We’re going to do it anyway, but just so you know.
We’re in a small room in popular watering hole The King’s Arms, and it quickly becomes apparent we’re the only people there who are neither an act, nor someone with an act. Continue reading “What did we find at The Worst Comedy Night in Salford?”
Normally, if you told someone you’d paid to spend an evening having someone shoot you with a water pistol they claim is full of their own piss, it’d be grounds for an intervention.
However, that’s pretty standard at The Delightful Sausage, where Cup of Beans is back for a Halloween Special after an enjoyable first visit last month. A re-sausaging, if you will. Continue reading “Halloween at The Delightful Sausage”
October 25th, 2015. Respected, award-winning comedian Andrew Lawrence publishes a Facebook post. One of his main arguments seems to be that Mock the Week is shit. If only he’d stopped there, he’d have an uncontroversial opinion bordering on fact. But he doesn’t. Continue reading “The Outcast Comic: Is it fair to leave Andrew Lawrence out in the cold?”
“Not many institutions, comedy or otherwise, last this long”. So says Mark Watson, the third of three headline acts helping us celebrate the 19th birthday celebrations at XS Malarkey. Tonight has provided a reminder for this packed room, as if they needed it, of why one of Manchester’s finest and friendliest comedy clubs continues to deliver as it enters its third decade. Continue reading “Happy 19th Birthday XS Malarkey!”
Every so often, you find a night that makes you realise why you’ve resolved to get out and watch more live comedy. The Delightful Sausage is one such night. Continue reading “The Delightful Sausage @ The Castle”