Friday 14 Dec 2018
[@]Manchester's Comedy Scene
An under-qualified doctor once told me that laughter was best medicine – and perhaps he was right.
Greater Manchester is the birth place to some of the country’s best-loved comedians, from Peter Kay to Steve Coogan, from Victoria Wood to Bernard Manning.
While you may be familiar with most of these names from the TV, before they were on screen most cut their teeth on the comedy circuit, starting out in Manchester. You can visit the very clubs that the greats started out in.
So here’s your chance to swap the settee for the real thing – you never know, you might just be the first to see the next Victoria Wood. Here’s some places around the city not to miss.
A quick tram ride to Cholton and you'll be laughing your socks off.
Manfords Comedy Club
Tiger Tiger, at The Printworks, has brought Jason Manfords comedy club to the city centre.
The Comedy Store
Long established Comedy Store has been entertaining audiences at Deansgate Lock, pop down to find out whats on tonight.
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