Every Tuesday – XS Malarkey
Now in its 20th year, the XS Malarkey is Manchester’s longest running comedy nights and has had many a big name take to the Malarkey stage. The night is held in such regard that said big names often pop back for special guest appearances and are expecting a bumper line-up for their 20th Birthday shindig on Tuesday 26th September! Recent names include Mark Watson, Sarah Millican and Joe Lycett. The night is now hosted at The Bread Shed located conveniently on Oxford rd near the city’s student area.
Price: £5 for ‘normal’ people, £3 for members
Next Event: 7pm Tuesday 10th October
Location: The Bread Shed, Grosvenor Street
Previous Review(s): XS Malarkey gets a makeover, Happy 19th Birthday XS Malarkey!
Every Other Tuesday – The Worst Comedy Night in Salford
Now in its fourth year, the night is free entry and host to many new and established acts trying their hand at comedy for the first time or more established acts trying out new material. Hosted by experienced comic Dave Turquoise. The night is a friendly open-mic night so if you fancy watching some free comedy or having a go yourself, rock up and have a go! The night is hosted in the snug area at the Kings Arms in Salford, a short walk from Deansgate and right by Salford Central train station.
Next Event: 8pm Tuesday 10th October
Location: The Kings Arms, Bloom St, Salford
Previous Review(s): Worst Comedy Night in Salford
Twitter: @WCNiS Facebook:Theworstcomedynightinsalford
Second Tuesday of Every Month – Trapdoor Comedy @ Solomons Cafe Bar
Now in its 9th year the night has become well established within the Manchester comedy scene and hosting 3 regular nights across the city on consecutive nights. Hosted by regular MC Tony Basnett he has helped create a warm and friendly atmosphere with regular ‘die hards’ frequenting the nights, with one regular member planning on a tattoo of the Trapdoor logo on his arm! The night is split into three sections with an established opener, followed by two/three up and coming acts in the middle and often a big name to finish. Recent trips to Trapdoor have been headlined by Barbara Nice, Gary Delaney and Brendon Burns.
Next Event: Tuesday 10th October
Location: Solomons Cafe Bar, 447-449 Wilmslow rd, Withington, M20 4AN
Previous Review(s): Trapdoor @ The Railway, Gary Delaney @ Trapdoor Comedy, Brendon Burns @ Trapdoor Comedy
Twitter: @trapdoorcomedy Facebook: TrapdoorComedyClubs