Every Thursday – Comics Anonymous at Fab Cafe

An established night now in its new home at Fab Cafe. Comics Anonymous is a reincarnation of the popular night previously held at the Tiger Lounger on a Wednesday. The night is free entry and is an open mic night although spaces are limited. The night often sees established comedians testing out 5 or 10 minutes of new material as well as up and coming acts having a go!

Price: Free
Next Event: 8pm Thursday 28th September
Location: Fab Cafe Bar, Portland St, M1 6DN
Facebook: Comics Anonymous

First Thursday of Every Month – The Great Comedy Snafu

Join resident MC Mike Milling and his tormentor in chief AJ Hill for a night of alternative comedy featuring circuit regulars and the best emerging talent in North West comedy! The Snafu is one of the newest regular nights in Manchester however it has quickly established itself among the Manchester comedy scene. The night has already played host to Smug Roberts, Liam Pickford, Harriet Dyer and Rob Mulholland all taking to the black stage over the first few months.

Price: £5 OTD (£3.50 Early bird tickets)
Next Event: 8pm Thursday 5th October
Location: The Peer Hat, 14-16 Faraday St, Northern Quarter, M1 1BE
Previous Reviews: The Great Comedy Snafu @ The Peer Hat
Twitter: @CrimesAgainstHa Facebook:CrimesAgainstHilarity


Second Thursday of Every Month – Sham Bodie

Billed as a surrealist night it certainly lives up to its hype! The night is host to some of the best alternative acts on the circuit as well as live music and a game show to round off the evening, oh and free hot dogs at half time! All held together by the resident compere Ben Tonge. He night takes place in the basement of the Soup Kitchen bar located in the Northern Quarter, which provides an excellent setting for the surreal hilarity on show.

Price: £5
Next Event: Thursday 12th October
Location: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear St, M1 1DF
Previous Review(s): Sham Bodie 34 @ Soup Kitchen
Twitter: @Sham_Bodie Facebook:shambodie4lyf

Thursday 19th October- Women in Comedy Launch Night 

The Women in Comedy Festival kicks off at the Frog and Bucket Comedy Club with a top line up of female comedy talent featuring Mrs Barbara Nice, Ava Vidal and MC Sophie Willan. The festival is Europe’s only comedy festival dedicated to gender equality and is held annually in Manchester. This is the first of many events across the city running from Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October.

Price: Tickets from £7
Next Event: Thursday 19th October (see Website for full list of events)
Twitter: @womenincomedyuk Facebook: WomenInComedyFestivalManchesterUK

First and Second Thursday of Every Month – Murdr Inc. – The Improvised Murder Mystery

Murder Inc. Is a live improvised crime busting comedy with audience participation to help create characters and the scene for the murder mystery about to take place! Initially crowd sourcing a suggesting for a general theme on their Facebook page which has conjured up such amazing titles as; Miss Congen-fatality, Die School Reunion and Once upon a Crime! The audience also play part of the detective and at the interval must guess the murderer for the chance to win some great Murder inc. merch. Oh and theres also free pizza!

Price: £5
Next Event(s): 7.30pm Thursday 5th & 12th October
Location: Ape & Apple, 28 John Dalton St, M2 6HQ
Previous Review(s): Murder inc. Die School Reunion
Twitter: @MurderIncMCR 
Facebook: crimeinvestigationimprov