Second Wednesday of Every Month – Trapdoor Comedy @ The Old Monkey Pub
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: 7.30pm Wednesday 15th November
Location: The Old Monkey Pub, Portland St, M1 4GX
Previous Review(s): Trapdoor @ The Railway, Gary Delaney @ Trapdoor Comedy, Brendon Burns @ Trapdoor Comedy
Twitter: @trapdoorcomedy Facebook: TrapdoorComedyClubs
Every Wednesday – Comedy Balloon
The Comedy Balloon is Manchester’s longest running free comedy night, now in its 18th year it has played host to many established names, with the likes of Alan Carr, Tony Burgess and Seymour Mace appearing at the night during its stint at numerous pubs around Manchester. Although an open-mic night it has a mix of more established acts trying out new material and up and coming acts on the bill. The night is at the Ape & Apple, located just off Albert Sq it is a short jaunt from St. Peter’s Square tram stop.
Next Event: 8.30pm Wednesday 18th October
Location: The Ape & Apple, John Dalton St, M2 6HQ
Previous Review(s): A Comedy Balloon Christmas
Twitter: @comedyballoon Facebook: ComedyBalloonMCR
October 11th – The Clinic With Gloria Hole and Mark Grimshaw
Join drag queen Gloria Hole and Comedian Mark Grimshaw as they bring their Edinburgh show to Manchester for the first time! Hosted at Gullivers NQ, the night sees a group of guest panelists helping to solve audience members weird and wonderful problems. During their Edinburgh run they seen live dates on stage, helped with erectile dysfunction and helped with relationship issues! The night is pay what you want.