Manchester Metropolitan University Students' Union

Comedy Guide to Manchester

Thursday 05-09-2019 - 10:53

Welcome Week Comedy

Head to The Union during Welcome Week for a night of comedy gold at The Union. Headlining the evening is Rhys James, who started his career by entering student comedy competitions. Since then, Rhys has made his way to a well-established regular at Edinburgh Fringe and now writes material for Russell Howard’s Good News. Joining Rhys will be Lauren Pattison and Dan Nightingale, so you’re guaranteed a hilarious night. Tickets are only £8 and will be available now. 

Thursday 19 September, 18:15-22:00, The Union Hall. 


The Comedy Store

Aptly ‘named the hub of live stand-up comedy in Manchester’, The Comedy Store offers half price student tickets and top class comedians every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night. Book online before you go to avoid disappointment, especially at the weekend. 


Hot Water Comedy Club

Does that ‘sat on the front row of a comedy club’ feeling fill you with dread? Have no fear - this comedy club doesn’t book acts who would specifically pick on any audience member so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the show in peace. Student discount is also available on tickets. Winner.  


Frog and Bucket

For comedy with a twist, check out the ‘Beat the Frog’ open mic night every Monday. Students get £3 entry on the door or pay a fiver for an advanced ticket and you’ll be guaranteed a good spot.  



XS Malarkey

This venue is so close to Manchester Met that it’s basically on campus. An award winning, not for profit, comedy club with shows every Tuesday night. Tickets are only a fiver (plus a 50p booking fee) but seats are unreserved and limited so get there early to grab one — doors open at 19:00. 


Comedy Balloon @ Ape and Apple

Manchester’s longest running open mic night is the best place to see the biggest comedy of the future as well as some of the greatest names in comedy trying out their new material. The shows run every Wednesday night from 20:30 and it’s completely free. 



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