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DARA O'BRIAIN  
Friday 7th & Saturday 8th December 2018 - The Lowry
Dara O'Briain - The Voice of Reason - Catch one of the most charismatic, intelligent, fast-talking and downright funny live performers working today in this brand new show for 2018.
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BEAT THE FROG  
Monday 10th December 2018 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage. The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

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SLAPSTICK  
Thursday 13th to Saturday 22nd December 2018 - HOME

Flying violins! Speed skating ballerinos! Winner of the 2017 Edinburgh Spirit of the Fringe Award, Släpstick is an ode to the timeless comedy of Charlie Chaplin, Marx Brothers, Spike Jones and Laurel & Hardy – with a very modern twist.

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FAULTY TOWERS DINING EXPERIENCE  
Sunday 16th to Wednesday 19th December 2018 - The Lowry
This true blend of spontaneous comedy and unique theatrical script is a multi-sensory treat where chaos reigns right from the start.
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BEAT THE FROG  
Monday 17th December 2018 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

Up to 10 acts take to the stage and try to do 5 minutes of material without being carded off stage. The most unpredictable comedy night in the north!

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AN EVENING OF ERIC AND ERN AT CHRISTMAS  
Tuesday 18th December 2018 to Sunday 6th January 2019 - The Lowry
An Evening of Eric and Ern at Christmas with Jonty Stephens and Ian Ashpitel FROM THE OLIVIER NOMINATED DUO BEHIND THE HUGELY CELEBRATED & CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED WEST END HIT ERIC & LITTLE ERN. It’s a show full of Morecambe and Wise's most loved routines, songs and sketches and of course a musical guest.
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ADAM KAY  
Tuesday 8th January 2019 - The Lowry
Award-winning comedian Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this “electrifying” (Guardian) evening of stand-up and music.
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SANDI TOKSVIG LIVE!  
Wednesday 9th January 2019 - The Lowry
Sandi thinks that being called a National Treasure is bit embarrassing and she has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster.
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SAM AVERY  
Thursday 17th January 2019 - The Lowry
Sam Avery - The Learner Parent. A million nappies, Peppa Pig episodes and a head-full of hair loss later, he shares all the lows, highs and hilarious in-betweens of his experiences of first-time parenthood.
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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE: NORTHERN JOKER  
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January 2019 - The Lowry
Justin Moorhouse returns with his brand new show 'Northern Joker' in January 2019! These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…
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SPONTANEOUS POTTER  
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

Ladies and gentlemen, witches and wizards! Grab your wands, don your house robes, and apparate yourselves to The Frog and Bucket. Spontaneous Potter is an entirely improvised Harry Potter comedy play, based on an audience suggestion of a fanfiction title. An entirely new Potter adventure is magically improvised on the spot - with live musical accompaniment!

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FLO AND JOAN  
Thursday 24th January 2019 - The Lowry
Following a sell-out run of their critically acclaimed 2017 show The Kindness of Stranglers, musical comedy duo and sisters Flo & Joan are travelling the country with a new hour of their dark and witty songs.
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ONLY FOOLS THE (CUSHTY) DINING EXPERIENCE  
Friday 25th January 2019 - The Lowry
Brilliantly funny, Only Fools The (cushty) Dining Experience is a wholly original immersive theatre show created in loving tribute to the BBC’s Only Fools & Horses TV series. All tickets include a 3-course meal.
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CONFETTI AND CHAOS  
Friday 25th January 2019 - The Lowry
Filled with comedy and chaos, the confetti-filled show features four performers playing nine characters in a whirlwind of laughter, love and tears, and a 3-course meal.
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MIZ CRACKER  
Sunday 27th January 2019 - O2 Ritz

Miz Cracker is a drag queen, writer and comedienne living in Harlem, USA. She launched her drag career in 2011 while participating in Bob The Drag Queen’s marches for marriage equality in Times Square. Now she can be seen at drag venues across Manhattan.

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WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE  
Sunday 27th January 2019 - Albert Hall

Welcome To Night Vale is one of the most downloaded podcasts in the world. The podcast comes to life at The Albert Hall! Featuring Cecil Baldwin as Cecil, the voice of Night Vale, Symphony Sanders as Tamika Flynn, and Meg Bashwiner as Deb & the Emcee, as well as surprise guests playing fan-favorite characters.

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DAVE GORMAN  
Sunday 3rd February 2019 - The Lowry
Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint.
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PROFESSOR BRIAN COX  
Saturday 9th February 2019 - Manchester Arena

Having set two Guinness World Record titles with his previous sell-out live UK and Ireland tour, Professor Brian Cox, OBE is heading back out on the road with a brand new show for, Professor Brian Cox Live 2019. With Robin Ince as a special guest.

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MATT RICHARDSON: SLASH  
Sunday 10th February 2019 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.

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LOST VOICE GUY  
Friday 15th February 2019 - The Lowry
Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, BBC New Comedy Award winner and star and writer of BBC Radio 4’s comedy series, Ability, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) is setting out on a tour of the UK.
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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE  
Friday 15th February 2019 - Oldham Coliseum

These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent.

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CHRIS WASHINGTON  
Saturday 16th February 2019 - The Lowry
Chris Washington - You Beauty! In 2017 a Wigan postman used all his annual leave to take a show to the world’s biggest arts festival and was nominated for Best Newcomer. A true ‘you beauty’ underdog story… “A revelation” Chortle
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LLOYD GRIFFITH: ALL-ROUNDER  
Sunday 17th February 2019 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

After the success of his sold out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand-up show.

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MARK WATSON  
Sunday 17th February 2019 - The Lowry
Mark Watson is a comedian, author, sports pundit and husband. He did his first gig in 2002 and the same year won the Daily Telegraph Open Mic Competition.
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MATT RICHARDSON  
Sunday 20th February 2019 - Frog & Bucket

A lot has happened to Matt Richardson since his last tour in 2013. A lot of it is quite strange. Most comedians hope to win accolades and make people laugh, very few end up with Heat Magazine’s Weird Crush trophy.

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ROBERT WHITE  
Wednesday 20th February 2019 - The Lowry
Known for his brilliant timing and anarchic performance style, Robert’s chaotic stage presence, improvisational skills and delivery saw him win the Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Originality.
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ED GAMBLE  
Thursday 21st February 2018 - The Lowry
Ed Gamble - Blizzard - After a sellout national tour in 2017, Ed Gamble is back at The Lowry with another bracing flurry of idiocy.
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NISH KUMAR  
Sunday 24th February 2019 - The Lowry
Nish Kumar - It's In Your Nature To Destroy Yourself - Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar is taking his brand new show on a nationwide tour of the UK! The title is a quote from Terminator 2.
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ANDREW MAXWELL  
Sunday 3rd March 2019 - The Lowry
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.
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ROBIN INCE  
Sunday 10th March 2019 - The Lowry
Robin Ince is a multi-award winning comedian and broadcaster. His shows have been described as 'a bundle of fascinating and surprising digressions and uncanny impressions'.
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KIRI PRITCHARD MCLEAN - VICTIM COMLEX  
Tuesday 19th March 2019 - Frog and Bucket, Manchester

You might have seen Kiri on Comedy Central at the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour or heard her on The Now Show. You might have no idea who she is. What you should know is, she's very quietly been going mad for a few years and, to borrow a phrase from Uma Thurman, she's been 'waiting... to feel less angry'. So, it's time to talk about victims, love and lies. You might not believe her, but she's used to that.

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RHOD GILBERT  
Wednesday 27th March 2019 - The Lowry
Blue Jeans Management Proudly Presents Rhod Gilbert: The Book of John. This show sees Rhod as funny as ever, but like never before. Raw, personal and brutally honest; no more lies, no more nonsense.
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LOL (LADIES OF LAUGHTER) with NOREEN KHAN  
Sunday 31st March 2019 - The Lowry
Noreen Khan hosts a night of comedy with some of the UKs favourite female acts. Come along for an evening of laughter - full line up to be confimed in October.
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JULIAN CLARY  
Tuesday 2nd April 2019 - Opera House

In this outrageously camp new show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.

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RHOD GILBERT - THE BOOK OF JOHN  
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 - Opera House

It has been a while, but the multi-award-winning Welsh comedian is back, with a brand new live show.  In a six-year break from stand-up, a lot has happened to Rhod.  Almost all of it s**t.

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AN EVENING WITH KATYA ZAMOLODCHIKOVA  
Sunday 14th April 2019 - Opera House

RuPaul's Drag Race Miss Congeniality & All Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her hilarious new stand up show, Help Me I'm Dying to the UK! Known for her incredibly funny personas & characters, including everybody's favourite dumpster living hairdresser, Trish, Katya's show promises to be one hilarious night.

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STEWART FRANCIS  
Thursday 2nd May 2019 - The Lowry
The star of 'Mock the Week', 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Crackerjack' embarks on a brand-new show, in this, his last tour EVER!!! See him before he heads off...INTO THE PUNSET.
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JESS ROBINSON  
Friday 3rd May 2019 - The Lowry
Multi-award-winning Jess Robinson is back with a new show! With more spot-on celebrity impressions, musical comedy and stunning vocal gymnastics.
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BILL BAILEY  
Friday 10th May 2019 - Manchester Arena

Bill Bailey is coming to Manchester Arena as part of his LARKS IN TRANSIT tour. LARKS IN TRANSIT is a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian.

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PAUL MERTON'S IMPRO CHUMS  
Sunday 12th May 2019 - The Lowry
The collective improvisational experience embodied in the Chums is enough to stun an elephant.
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RUBY WAX  
Sunday 2nd June 2019 - The Lowry
Ruby Wax - How to be Human is the show you need to help you upgrade your mind as much as you’ve upgraded your iPhone. With a little help from monk Gelong Thubten, who explains how the mind works, & neuroscientist Ash Ranpura who explains where everything that makes us ‘us’ can be found in the brain.
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TIM MINCHIN  
Saturday 26th October 2019 - O2 Apollo

TIM MINCHIN, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, will return to the stage for his first UK tour dates since 2011.

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ROB BECKETT  
Saturday 14th December 2019 - O2 Apollo

Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand new stand up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

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