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Jim Tavare at Frog & Bucket
The Best Of Bastard Funny at the Green Room
Richard Herring at the Frog & Bucket
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Will Smith at the Comedy Store
Jo Enright at the Comedy Store
Jimmy Carr at the Apollo Theatre
Steve Royle at the Green Room
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Comedy shows in Manchester - Monday 23rd October 2006
 
Phil Nichol - The Naked Racist
PICK OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - Mon 23rd Oct - Comedy Store

Phil Nichol - The Naked Racist - if.comeddies (formerly Perrier) Award winner 2006 - the story of a twisted and mind-bendingly funny night spent at the hands of druggies, killers, racists and the Irish in Amsterdam. An extremely funny story about being a pacifist and having your life threatened

We Are Klang - Klangbang - if.comeddies (formerly Perrier) Award 2006 nominee - Greg Davies, Steve Hall and Marek Larwood present an hilarious sketch show of characters and songs
   
beat the frog - frog & bucket
BEAT THE FROG WORLD SERIES 2006 - FINAL - The Frog & Bucket
40 amateur stand-ups battle it out for the Beat The Frog World Series 2006 title. Can they win the audience's approval and win the title?

MC Dan Nightingale introduces the 8 succesful comedians from the heats

and Seymour Mace as special guest
   
The Grinventors at Opus Bar
THE GRINVENTORS - Mon 23rd Oct - Opus Bar, Printworks
fast-paced 'Who's Line Is It Anyway' style improv show, starring...

John Cooper

Chris Brooker

Ben Schofield

Brainne Edge
Sean Moran
Louise Conran
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Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Mon 23rd Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - Gordon Southern
2nd show at 10pm. - Brian Damage & Krysstal
 
   
xs malarkey - bar xs
XS MALARKEY-MALARKEY MADNESS - Mon 23rd - Bar XS, Fallowfield

Late night comedy (starts 9.30pm, finishes midnight) where all the top local headliners get a chance to muck about, try out characters and swap their sets with each other. All proceeds to charitys.

   
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Comedy shows in Manchester - Tuesday 24th October 2006
 
Jim Tavare - frog & bucket
JIM TAVARE - THE HISTORY OF VIOLINS - Tue 24th Oct - The Frog & Bucket

The bald comedien who started on the scene asking for crowds to heckle him till he left is performing for the Frog, not one to be missed!! You might know him from Harry Potter, The Weakest Link to name but two of the shows he's been on.

   
Robin Ince - Book Club
PICK OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - Tues 24th Oct - Comedy Store

Robin Ince - Book Club - cameo appearances from other comics and readings from Mills & Boon, Syd Little's biography, and other works of not-so-great literature result in a crazy highly-acclaimed show. Robin Ince has written the film 'Razzle Dazzle' as well as for major TV shows from 'Dead Ringers' to 'Have I Got News for You', and for touring mate Ricky Gervais. He's appeared in More4's 'The Last Word', BBC 3's 'Celebdaq' and starred as Stewart Foote in 'The Office'

   
Mike Wilkinson, Alex Boardman & Steve Harris  at the Frog & Bucket
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL SPECIAL - Tues 24th - The Frog & Bucket
Starring Mike Wilkinson
Alex Boardman

and Steve Harris - City Life Comedian Of The Year 1998

   
Dave Williams at Opus Bar
DAVE WILLIAMS - '24 HOUR LATTE PEOPLE' - Tue 24th Oct - Opus Bar
Will Manchester ever truly embrace café culture? Will latte replace Lambrini, will young and old sit outside at pavement tables, sipping cappuccinos as smiling locals pass by on the way to their next mugging? An observational and character based one-man show from stand-up comedian Dave Williams.
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Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Tue 24th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - Andy Watson
2nd show at 10pm. - Roland Gent, Dave Twentyman, Martin Cassidy
 
   
xs malarkey - bar xs
XS MALARKEY - Tue 24th Oct 2006 - Bar XS, Fallowfield

Great value for money comedy night in Fallowfield, featuring some of the best comedians out there including Rhod Gilbert and Ian Cognito. Plus Aaron Counter and Chris Martinscles. MC Toby Hadoke

   
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Comedy shows in Manchester - Wednesday 25th October 2006
 
Rhod Gilbert - Knocking On Heaven's Door
PICK OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - Weds 25th Oct - Comedy Store
Rhod Gilbert - Knocking on Heaven's Door - Perrier-nominated, 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' & Radio 4 'Just A Minute' panelist - the Welsh comedian gazes into the future to see what credentials he has for being allowed into heaven

Tim Minchin - So Rock - musical rock parody punctuated with his stand-up act from this popular Australian comic pianist

   
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THE BEST OF BASTARD FUNNY - Wed 25th Oct - Green Room

Brilliant character comedy sketch show is still the talk of the town and the television industry. First performed at the Manchester Comedy Festival, in October 2005, “Bastard Funny” has now become a regular feature in Manchester’s comedy calendar, appearing at the greenroom four times a year. Four brand new shows were performed; last October, February, April and July and have become stuff of comedy legend. You will be kicking yourself if you missed it. All is not lost, for two nights only come and see “The Best of Bastard Funny”, it’s the best of the best! Written and performed by the cream of Manchester’s comedy talent, all working together in the same room at the same time. Don’t miss this hot ticket event! Original and inventive comedy that’s “bastard funny”! Cast: Alfie Joey, Dominic Woodward, Jason Cook, Jo Dakin, Lee Fenwick, Peter Slater, Seymour Mace, Susan Vale and Toby Hadoke.

   
Richard Herring - frog & bucket
RICHARD HERRING - Wed 25th Oct - The Frog & Bucket

One man show from one half of Lee & Herring, cult writer of Radio 1's 'Lionel Nimrod's Inexplicable World', 'On The Hour', BBC2's 'Fist of Fun' and Al Murray's 'Time Gentlemen Please', as well as star of 'This Morning With Richard Not Judy'

   
Robin Ince at Opus Bar
ROBIN INCE ISN'T WAVING - Weds 25th Oct - Opus Bar, The Printworks
The brand new show from TimeOut Award Winner and TV comedy writer, Robin Ince, with his brand new show - all about loving music, cluttered minds, modern malaise, fake science, otters, The Daily Mail and not being Hunter S Thompson, and poos. Robin Ince has written the film 'Razzle Dazzle' as well as for major TV shows from 'Dead Ringers' to 'Have I Got News for You', and for touring mate Ricky Gervais. He's appeared in More4's 'The Last Word', BBC 3's 'Celebdaq' and starred as Stewart Foote in 'The Office'
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happy wednesdays at the comedy store
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL - Two One Man Shows - Comedy Store

Two of the finest comics on the circuit perform extended sets and get to exercise their funny muscles on the Comedy Store stage. This week see's Rhod Gilbert and Steve Hughes each present their own one man show.

   
Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Wed 25th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - Steve G
2nd show at 10pm. - Patrick Monahan
 
   
Comedy Baloon @ The Ape and Apple
Comedy Balloon - Wed 25th Oct - The Ape and Apple

MC Jason 'Entertainment' Cooke introduces Toby Hadoke in 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf' and Chris Brooker in 'Please Hold, Chris Brooker Knows You Are Waiting'. Plus spoof radio show and free sweets. Comedy Balloon FM starts 7:45pm, show starts 8:45pm.

   
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Comedy shows in Manchester - Thursday 26th October 2006
 
Jim Jeffries - Second Coming
PICK OF THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL - Thurs 26th Oct - Comedy Store
Jim Jeffries - The Second Coming - 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' panelist & 'The History of Offensive Humour' star - not for the easily offended as the aggressive Ozzie comic tells the story of being robbed at knife point, tales of caring for and racing the mentally disabled, his sexual abuse as a child, his father's lack of tact on a German train and even comments about 9/11

Steve Hughes - Storm - MTV Australia host and Australian Comedian of the Year 1998 - an hour of satirical comedy from the popular Australian

   
Reginald D Hunter at Opus Bar
REGINALD D HUNTER - PRIDE & PREJUDICE & NIGGERS - Opus Bar, Printworks
The latest show from 3 times Perrier nominated, RADA trained, stand-up and star of Channel 4 Comedy Lab's 'Blackout', 'The 11 O’Clock Show', 'Does Doug Know?' and 'Eight Out Of Ten Cats'
Support from Norman Wilkerson - US comic
& Dave Bishop
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Richard Herring - frog & bucket
THE BEST OF BASTARD FUNNY - Thurs 26th Oct - Green Room

Brilliant character comedy sketch show is still the talk of the town and the television industry. First performed at the Manchester Comedy Festival, in October 2005, “Bastard Funny” has now become a regular feature in Manchester’s comedy calendar, appearing at the greenroom four times a year. Four brand new shows were performed; last October, February, April and July and have become stuff of comedy legend. You will be kicking yourself if you missed it. All is not lost, for two nights only come and see “The Best of Bastard Funny”, it’s the best of the best! Written and performed by the cream of Manchester’s comedy talent, all working together in the same room at the same time. Don’t miss this hot ticket event! Original and inventive comedy that’s “bastard funny”! Cast: Alfie Joey, Dominic Woodward, Jason Cook, Jo Dakin, Lee Fenwick, Peter Slater, Seymour Mace, Susan Vale and Toby Hadoke.

   
Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Thurs 26th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - Mike Belgrave
2nd show at 10pm. - Nik Coppin
 
   
big value thursday - frog & bucket
BIG VALUE THURSDAY - Thurs 26th Oct - The Frog & Bucket

MC Mick Ferry - legend on the Manc comedy circuit

Jim Jefferies - offensive Australian comic seen on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' & 'The History of Offensive Humour'

John Warburton - City Life Comedian of the Year 2004 & appeared in the 'Zemanovaload' film
Sean Moran
Jason Cooke
   
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Comedy shows in Manchester - Friday 27th October 2006
 
the best in stand up at the comedy store
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL - BEST IN STAND UP - 8pm Comedy Store

MC Mickey Hutton - City Life Comedian of the Year 1993 and writer of many Steve Coogan TV productions including BBC 3's 'Ideal', where he also appears as Troy

Steve Hughes
Will Smith - multi-award winning posh TV comedian who's many TV credits include Channel 4's 'Wife for William', BBC 3's 'Comic Side Of 7 Days', More4's 'The Last Word' & BBC 2's 'Happiness'
Jo Enright
Dave Johns
   
Doug Stanhope
DOUG STANHOPE - ALL HELL'S A-COMING - 11:30pm Comedy Store

vulgar and shocking American TV comic who is being compared to Bill Hicks, Lenny Bruce and Richard Pryor makes his first ever appearance in England

   
Opus Bar - Manchester New Comedy Venue
OPUS BAR COMEDY LOUNGE - Fri 27th Oct - Opus Bar, Printworks

MC Dave Ward

Geoff Norcott - star of BBC2's 'My Appalling School Report' & Ch 5's 'Now That's Embarrassing...80's'

Paul Sinha - Asian comic
Mark Maier - star of Radio 4's 'Trapped' & 'Inner Voices of Men’ as well as ITV's 'Dating The Enemy'

The price of the ticket gets you full access to all 3 rooms of commercial dance, soul and funky house

   
barrel of laughs - frog & bucket
BARREL OF LAUGHS - Fri 27th Oct - The Frog & Bucket

MC Mick Ferry - legend on the Manc comedy circuit

Jim Jefferies - offensive Australian comic seen on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' & 'The History of Offensive Humour'

John Warburton - City Life Comedian of the Year 2004 & appeared in the 'Zemanovaload' film
John Scott
   
Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Fri 27th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - The Toothpaste Expedition
2nd show at 10pm. - Simon Munnery
 
   
October Manchester Theatre Guide click here to submit / read reviews
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The Royle Family - The Complete Series DVD
Comedy shows in Manchester - Saturday 28th October 2006
 
Jimmy Carr at the Manchester Apollo Theatre
JIMMY CARR Sat 28th Oct - Manchester Apollo

 

   
Doug Stanhope
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL - best in stand up - Comedy Store
MC Mickey Hutton
Will Smith
Jo Enright

Dave Johns

plus special guest
   
Doug Stanhope

COMEDY FESTIVAL - best in stand up - late show (11:30pm) Comedy Store

MC Mickey Hutton
Will Smith

Dave Johns

plus special guest
   
Opus Bar - Manchester New Comedy Venue
OPUS BAR COMEDY LOUNGE - Sat 28th Oct - Opus Bar, Printworks

MC Dave Ward

Geoff Norcott - star of BBC2's 'My Appalling School Report' & Ch 5's 'Now That's Embarrassing...80's'

Paul Sinha - Asian comic
Mark Maier - star of Radio 4's 'Trapped' & 'Inner Voices of Men’ as well as ITV's 'Dating The Enemy'

The price of the ticket gets you full access to all 3 rooms of commercial dance, soul and funky house

   
barrel of laughs - frog & bucket
BARREL OF LAUGHS - Sat 28th Oct - The Frog & Bucket

MC Mick Ferry - legend on the Manc comedy circuit

Jim Jefferies - offensive Australian comic seen on 'Never Mind The Buzzcocks' & 'The History of Offensive Humour'

John Warburton - City Life Comedian of the Year 2004 & appeared in the 'Zemanovaload' film
John Scott
   
Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Sat 28th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - John Cooper
2nd show at 10pm. - Chris Lynam
 
   
October Manchester Theatre Guide click here to submit / read reviews
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The Royle Family - The Complete Series DVD
Comedy shows in Manchester - Sunday 29th October 2006
 
Jimmy Carr at the Manchester Apollo Theatre
JIMMY CARR Sun 29th Oct - Manchester Apollo

 

   
Steve Royle at the Green  Room
STEVE ROYLE - SUPPORTING MYSELF - Sun 29th Oct - Green Room

Yes! At last! A show of his own! Join the man who has supported more acts than he dares to mention (and some that he does- Peter Kay, Dave Spikey and even Bernie Clifton!) for an hour of madness. Witness amazing fetes of oral and visual dexterity, with one of the North West’s funniest and most original stand-up comedians. This is your first chance to see the Television warm-up bloke, BBC radio presenter; Slaughter House Live cast member and former Camelot theme park entertainer in his very own one man show. You’ll never look at a guitar or a ping-pong ball in the same way again! Unique!!

   
Slaughterhouse Live at The Lowry
SLAUGHTERHOUSE LIVE! - Sun 29th Oct 2006 - The Comedy Store
The Comedy Store's resident comedy team, Slaughterhouse Live, are back with a brand new show! Riding high on the success the second leg of their smash hit 'Pan-Global Awareness Tour' comedy's most inventive, energetic and intelligent cabaret team are ready to blow your socks off again with another night of unforgettable lunacy.
   
Funny Women at Opus Bar
FUNNY WOMEN - Sun 29th Oct - Opus Bar, Printworks

Shazia Mirza - Muslim comedienne and pundit on 'Have I Got News For You', Joan Bakewell's 'Taboo', and 'Richard & Judy'. She'll also present BBC 1's '10 Things You Always Wanted To Know About Islam (But Were Afraid To Ask)' on 6th November

Karen Bayley - appeared on ITV's 'The Last Word', Sky One's 'Sex On The Job' & Channel 4's '100 Greatest Cartoons'. She also appears in the new Channel 4 film 'Longford', due for release soon.

Suzy Bennett - Sheila's Wheels Funny Women Award 2006 winner
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new stuff at the comedy store
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL - NEW STUFF - Sun 29th Oct 2006 - The Comedy Store

New material night where established acts drop in to try out their latest stuff - Tickets are free but it fill's up fast!

   
Giggle 'N' Funk Comedy Club
COMEDY NIGHTS AT ZUMEBA - Sun 29th Oct - Zumeba, Oxford Road

As part of The Manchester Comedy Festival - 2 shows per night....

 
1st show at 9pm. - Jonathan Paylor, Jo Dakin
2nd show at 10pm. - Damion Larkin, Andy Kind, Tim Craven
 
   
October Manchester Theatre Guide click here to submit / read reviews
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The Royle Family - The Complete Series DVD
Comedy shows in Manchester - Monday 30th October 2006
 
new stuff at the comedy store
MANCHESTER COMEDY FESTIVAL - CITY LIFE COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR - The Grand Final  - The Comedy Store

More information to follow...

   
beat the frog - frog & bucket
THE FROG's BOLLOX - HEAT 4 - The Frog & Bucket
40 amateur stand-ups battle it out for the Beat The Frog World Series 2006 title. Can they win the audience's approval and go through to the next round? The Frog's Bollox is the ultimate challenge. Instead of 5 minutes, the acts have to try and make 10 minutes against the green cards of doom!

MC Seymour Mace introduces 13 comedians including...

special headline act
   
October Manchester Theatre Guide click here to submit / read reviews
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The Royle Family - The Complete Series DVD
Comedy shows in Manchester - Tuesday 31st October 2006
 
Markus Brigstocke at The Lowry
GERVASE PHINN - Tues 31st Oct 2006 - The Lowry Salford Quays
Sharing more of his hilarious tales in a brand new show of life as a schools inspector in the Yorkshire Dales. Dubbed the James Herriot of Schools, this best-selling author is also one of Britain’s most popular performers. He has delighted audiences with stories of his experiences and his shows have received rave reviews all across the country.
   
xs malarkey - bar xs
XS MALARKEY - Tue 31st Oct 2006 - Bar XS, Fallowfield

Great value for money comedy night in Fallowfield, featuring some of the best comedians out there including Brendan Riley, Bill Bruce, Bill Woolland, Andy Brough and host Toby Hadoke

   
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