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Catherine Bohart

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
Catherine Bohart's back and older than ever with her new show "Again, With Feelings." And adulthood frankly isn't living up to her expectations. Join this "effortless" (Chortle) "star in the making" (Skinny) for a hilariously twisted second...

Why These Fools?

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
Why These Fools? is a brand new improvised comedy show exclusive to the Bolton Comedy Festival, starring a cast of award-winning comedic talent.  Rufus Hound, Suki Webster, Andre Vincent and Sally Hodgkiss will be joining forces for an hou...

The Bolton Mislaid Comedy History Walking Tour

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
A textiles boomtown, a royalist stronghold, one of the first market towns of the north and the happiest people in the UK - Bolton is brimming with interesting history. But what of comedy history? Surely the place has turned out too many foo...

Dylan Moran

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
  How can it be you have spent a whole ten minutes staring at a banana? Why do you always do stuff like that? Why do you never do the other really great things where it's much, much better - and afterwards you don't want to saw off your ow...

Harry Stachini

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
Most of us are carrying honesty grenades. Some are small, like farting in a lift and owning up to it. But some are truly massive. Harry's was medium to large and once he pulled the pin; it destroyed an eight-year relationship, a mortgage an...

Jonny Pelham

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
Jonny Pelham is one of the most exciting stand-up comedians in the UK. He's appeared on shows such as; Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, Russell Howard's Stand-up Central, Live from the BBC and Bobby and Harrie...

Steve Bugeja

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 14 July 2024
The creator and star of ITV2's hit sitcom, Buffering, is back on the road following a sell-out 2022 tour and a critically acclaimed run at the 2023 Edinburgh fringe festival with his new show Self Doubt (I Think). He's appeared on Stand Up...

John Robertson's The Dark Room

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Sunday 14 July 2024
Come and play the world's only live-action text based adventure game in the critically-acclaimed cult comedy that mixes gaming and improv into one unique choose-your-own-adventure gameshow. After 4 million YouTube hits, countless 5 star rev...

Kinds of Kindness (18)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 July 2024
★★★ Kinds of Kindness comprises three short films. They all sparkle with Yorgos  Lanthimos's deadpan genius: in his world, everything is just off-kilter enough to be funny, but just real enough to be horrifying. ~ BBC. --- Directed b...

The Nature of Love (15)

HOME, Manchester
Sunday 14 - Thursday 18 July 2024
★★★★ Sparks fly between a lecturer and a builder, but are they enough, wonders director Monia Chokri in this in this sizzling French-Canadian romcom. ~ The Observer. --- In Monia Chokri's smart and sexy romantic comedy, Simple comm...

The Importance of Being Earnest

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Monday 15 - Saturday 27 July 2024
This timeless tale of identity, opulence and sharp-tongued wit follows the lives of the rich and ridiculous, all looking for something to do, someone to love and somewhere to belong. For Jack and Algernon, being young and rich isn't easy. I...

Pillock

Contact, Manchester
Wednesday 17 - Friday 19 July 2024
An Edinburgh Fringe preview presented by Knock & Nash, written and performed by Jordan Tweddle. Pillock has ADHD. His brain works faster than his bowel when he's had a Babybel. And he's lactose intolerant. He's trying to keep his head above...

Harry Baker

Band On The Wall, Manchester
Wednesday 17 July 2024
Described by BBC Radio 1 as "Simply put... The greatest performer on earth", World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker's heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he coul...

Ria Lina

The Frog and Bucket, Manchester
Wednesday 17 July 2024
In the aftermath of a global pandemic, comedian and scientist, Ria Lina has had a Riawakening and sees the world differently. In this, her highly anticipated debut tour, Ria tackles the issues of coming out of a global pandemic, the new nor...

Chloe Petts

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Friday 19 - Monday 22 July 2024
  After two consecutive critically acclaimed shows, rising star and "very funny" (Guardian) "very gay" Kent comedian Chloe Petts returns with her latest tour, How You See Me, How You Don't, and this time she's getting personal. Between he...

I'm Grand Mam

The Stoller Hall, Manchester
Friday 19 July 2024
Chart topping podcasters I'm Grand Mam are back with a bang for a live tour. "That's Showbiz" sees Corkonians, PJ Kirby and Kevin Twomey bring their live show to the stage for a night of absolute skits and screams with your best girlies - w...

Revival of the Fittest

The Empty Space, Salford
Friday 19 - Saturday 20 July 2024
Revival of the Fittest takes '80s and '90s British cult comedy classics and revamps it for a modern day stage, a showreel of sketches throughout the decades.  This show is about one thing... having a bloody good laugh! The show isn't afrai...

Manford's Comedy Club

Cheadle Social Club, Stockport
Friday 19 July - Friday 29 November 2024
Bringing the best comedians to a theatre near you. Every show has a different line-up of four top comedians, all chosen by Jason Manford! Many comedians from TV plus the best of the UK and International comedy circuit. Live at the Apollo.. ...

Octagon Comedy Club

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Friday 19 July 2024
After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs! Join us one Friday a month and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. To see who is performing, more details can be found h...

Huge Davies

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Saturday 20 July 2024
The creator and star of the Channel 4 sitcom "The Artists", Huge Davies was nominated for the Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award for his first show "The Carpark" and his second show "Whodunnit" received multiple five star reviews. He has been se...

Xs Malarkey Edinburgh Previews - Early Start: Olga Koch & Seymour Mace

53two, Manchester
Tuesday 23 July 2024
It's preview season! That means two hour (ish) long shows from comedian's working out their Edinburgh shows. This week:OLGA KOCHSEYMOUR MACETHIS IS AN EARLY START SHOW! Doors: 7pmShow starts: 7.30pmA minimum of just ?3 for members and ?6 fo...

Peter Kay

AO Arena, Manchester
Friday 26 July 2024 - Saturday 20 September 2025
One of Britain's best loved comedians, Peter Kay is finally returning to stand-up comedy with his first live tour in twelve years - a tour which still officially ranks in the Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest selling comedy tour...

Lloyd Griffith

The Lowry, Salford
Friday 26 July 2024
Fresh from supporting Jack Whitehall on his 2023 UK arena tour, comedian Lloyd Griffith is back with a brand new show "Baroque and Roll". It's a big year for Lloyd, he's turning 40 and with it, the impending midlife crisis - or 'renaissance...

Josh Thomas - Let's Tidy Up

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 27 July 2024
This is a show where Australian comedian Josh tidies up. Tidying up is not normally the stuff of gripping drama, it wouldn't be a propulsive narrative for most people but for Josh it's Everest, a fundamentally impossible task, like trying t...

La Voix

Middleton Arena, Manchester
Saturday 27 July 2024
Direct from the West End, come and see the UK's best drag queen and Britain's funniest redhead swing into town with her most ambitious show yet. This brand-new show promises an evening like no other, with huge live vocals, a live band and ...

Maisie Adam

Creatures of the Night Comedy Club, Manchester
Saturday 27 July 2024
Fresh from Live At The Apollo, A League Of Their Own and Have I Got News For You, Maisie Adam is heading back out on tour with a brand new show, Appraisal. She's five years into her job as a comedian now, so she's due an appraisal. Join...

Eddie Fortune

The Lowry, Salford
Saturday 27 July 2024
Single, 40 and living back with his Mum. Eddie has a history of failed relationships. He has done it all, he has dated thatcher loving Tories, evil math teachers from Dudley, ginger spiritualists and even slept with someone dressed as a Cra...

Lady Bushra - Drag Comedy Cabaret

Pot Kettle Black Angel Gardens, Manchester
Saturday 27 July - Saturday 21 December 2024
Join the BBC New Comedy Award shortlisted drag comedian Lady Bushra - the brainchild of British Asian Bradford comedian Amir - known for her viral digital content and one liners. Get ready to hear about life from a British South Asian per...

Brian Conley

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 28 July 2024
Brian Conley is back on the road with a brand new tour, The 3rd Farewell Tour... To Date. Join the multi-award winning star of the West End and countless hit TV series for an evening of comedy, music and entertainment. ...

Friend (The One With Gunther)

The Lowry, Salford
Sunday 28 July 2024
James Seabright presents Brendan Murphy's Worldwide Comedy Award Winner. One barista, seventy minutes, ten seasons. The entire 236 episodes of the hit 90s TV show, FRIENDS, retold through the eyes of Gunther, Central Perk's very own 'sevent...

Off The Rails Comedy Club Saddleworth

The Royal George, Oldham
Sunday 28 July - Sunday 29 September 2024
Tez Ilyas and Dan Tiernan preview their brand new tour shows at Off The Rails Comedy Club Saddleworth Scroll down for comedians details. Preview shows are works in progress. Acts subject to change. Fully seated. 18+ Proper sweary, swearing....

Xs Malarkey Edinburgh Previews: Robin Morgan

53two, Manchester
Tuesday 30 July 2024
This week:ROBIN MORGANPlus others! Maybe a preview, maybe some shorter spots, who knows. A minimum of just ?3 for members and ?6 for normal people- we keep tickets as low as possible to keep shows accessible, but if you can afford to pay mo...

First Thursday Comedy

The Met, Bury
Thursday 1 August - Thursday 3 October 2024
Comedy in a Van present an hilarious evening of top quality comedy on the first Thursday of every month. Click for acts on specific dates. ...

Horrible Histories - Rotten Royals

Stockport Plaza, Stockport
Sunday 4 August 2024
We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is dead! So Horrible Histories is back in 2024 with revolting rulers and mad monarchs from Britain'sbarmypast! Would you be wooed by Richard the Lionheart? Are you ready for a...

Heatons Comedy Evening. Stockport

The Heatons Sports Club, Stockport
Sunday 4 August - Sunday 1 September 2024
Tez Ilyas AND Mark Thomas preview their brand new shows at Stockport?s longest running comedy club. Acts subject to change. Fully seated. 18+ Proper sweary swearing. We want all our guests to have a great night so please respect those aroun...

My Son's A Queer (But What Can You Do)

HOME, Manchester
Monday 19 - Sunday 25 August 2024
HOME are thrilled to announce the sensational, award-winning production My Son's a Queer, (But what can you do?) will take the stage this summer ahead of Manchester PRIDE, as the acclaimed production makes its glittering debut in Manchester...

Faulty Towers - The Original Dining Experience

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Sunday 25 August 2024
Interactive Theatre's globetrotting show is truly quite legendary, selling out at venues like Edinburgh Fringe, Raffles Singapore and Sydney Opera House. When the audience become diners in the 'Faulty Towers' restaurant and are served by Ba...

Gary Meikle 'no Refunds' Saddleworth

The Royal George, Oldham
Sunday 25 August 2024
Gary Meikle is back with another self-written, self-deprecating show to leave you all short of breath. Expect updates on his ever-growing, much smarter granddaughter, Gracie, what it was like being a 14-year-old hormonal boy, overtly femini...

Basil Brush Unleashed

Octagon Theatre, Bolton
Wednesday 28 August 2024
Showbiz legend, national treasure, fox. Children of the 2000's, 1970's (and everything in-between) this one's for you as Basil goes prime time! Join him as he takes to the road following his much-talked about and totally sold out run at l...

'Allo 'Allo Comedy Train

East Lancashire Railway, Bury
Friday 30 August 2024
'Allo! 'Allo! This is nighthawk calling! Listen very carefully, we shall say this only once! Renѐ was hoping for a quiet night in his humble little cafe in Nouvion, but things aren't quite going according to plan. The Resistance wants to u...

A Conversation with Tim Minchin

Albert Hall, Manchester
Sunday 1 September 2024
Spend an evening in the company of internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, musician, actor, writer and comedian Tim Minchin as he celebrates the publication of his first non-fiction book, You Don't Have to Have a Dream. In conversat...

The Golden Gays

Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester
Monday 2 September 2024
Direct from Off-Broadway, Las Vegas, and London, the premiere live-singing Golden Girls Drag Troupe touring internationally, The Golden Gays! Picture it: Sophia Petrillo has gone missing! Your favourite pals and confidants Dorothy, Blanche,...

Jon Richardson

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
Wednesday 4 September 2024
Will the recycling be put out on the right day? Who is going to smooth over the top of the margarine? How many lights are on upstairs when everybody is downstairs? Watch Jon pretend that these aren't his foremost concerns as he leaves home ...

Dara Ó Briain

Castlefield Bowl, Manchester
Thursday 5 September 2024
Dara O Briain is one of the UK & Ireland's favourite stand-up comedians and television presenters. He is best known for hosting Mock The Week, Robot Wars, Three Men in a Boat, Dara and Ed's Great Big Adventure, Stargazing Live, Dara O Briai...

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester
Friday 6 September - Saturday 12 October 2024
This electrifying adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Stef O'Driscoll is a whirlwind of sweaty dance-offs and drum and bass love anthems, celebrating the vibrant tapestry of Manchester's contemporary rave scene. The Palace n...

Roy Chubby Brown

St Helens Theatre Royal, St Helens
Friday 6 September 2024
Roy Chubby Brown's rude, crude and rip-roaring brand of comedy is world renowned. Performing his own unique style of stand-up since the 190s, Chubby's belly-busting banter has never held back from sharing his outlandish views on news, wome...

Manford's Comedy Club

Altrincham Garrick Playhouse, Altrincham
Friday 6 September - Friday 8 November 2024
Bringing the best comedians to a theatre near you. Every show has a different line-up of four top comedians, all chosen by Jason Manford! Many comedians from TV plus the best of the UK and International comedy circuit. Live at the Apollo.. ...
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