Legendary South African comedian Barry Hilton is heading for Manchester!
After performances in Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Canada, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, it’s evident that Barry is not only one of South Africa’s favourite comedians, but a firm worldwide favourite. Later this year, he will be jetting to Hong Kong to host the Hong Kong International Comedy Festival, but this is your chance to see him in action - and at his hilarious best - on local soil.
Despite his great international appeal, Barry’s humour always comes with an unmistakably South African flavour. Good, clean, family-friendly comedy, dished out in generous helpings, will keep you coming back for seconds, thirds and some more for dessert.
This is comedy made up of one thing and one thing only: funny. No need for vulgarity, malice or personal attacks, but rather just a unique and entertaining view of the funny and fascinating aspects that make up a uniquely South African society – all presented in his trademark style that keeps an audience on the edge of their seats, constantly wanting more.
His jokes are fresh, his perspective is unique and he is constantly moving forward (except maybe his hairline, but that’s a different story….).
• "Explosive, Universal and Very Funny," Jami Gong of the TakeOut Comedy Club Hong Kong
• “Barry seamlessly transcends cultural boundaries and appeals to an international audience,” Umar Rana, Founder, Comedy Masala Singapore
• “A master comedian, Barry Hilton owns the stage,” Grant Ferris of the Laughter Lounge in Dublin
Tickets £5/£3 Kids
Hello children, mums and dads, grans and granddads, aunties and uncles!
You now don't have to wait until you're 18 to come and see the best comedians at the best comedy club. No siree!
Comedy Store for Kids is a stand-up comedy show just for kids! Hosted by Alex Boardman and featuring the finest comedians on the planet - to make you roll around in the aisles. You might even actually laugh your socks off.
It will be fun for everyone - but the kids might have to explain half the jokes to the grown-ups.
Only £3 for kids and £5 for grown ups and free for under 5's!
Tickets £20 Standard £35 VIP Meet and Greet
'The Klub Kids are back and this time they are bringing RuPauls All Stars 2 Winner Alaska Thunderf**k 5000, with her chart topping hits and witty banter, this evening is sure to be loads of fun. Expect something different from Alaska when she brings her live musician with her. Also supported by the amazing Klub Kids team'
VIP Tickets include:
- Meet and greet with Alaska
- Professional photo
- First chance to buy merchandise
- Best seats in the house
Tickets £7 / £5 NHS, Unemployed, OAP's and Students
Celebrating 70 years of the NHS: an evening of script-in-hand performance, new writing and music.
Take Back are an award-winning Manchester based theatre collective, making work inspired by social and political events. Last at the Comedy Store in January 2017 with Take Back America: a riotous response to the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump, this latest evening is a celebration of our wonderful NHS, a thank you to its workers, and a call to arms to save it. Expect some strong language.
Concessionary rates for NHS workers and students, unemployed and OAP's.
Twitter @takebacktheatre Facebook.com/takebacktheatre
Tickets £6/£4 conc
A double-bill of Edinburgh Fringe Previews.
Justin Moorhouse - Northern Joker
The self-confessed shameless northern joker is back. Justin's no-nonsense, laugh-out-loud comedy returns to the Fringe for the umpteenth time. Life's tough. His kids don't need him, the dog is getting old and he's retreated back to his youth by hiding under the covers and... getting his comics out. Expect tales of naivety, fish platters, mums break-dancing outside Lidl and his theory of what is the gateway to the netherworld. Contains joy, puffins, bad decisions, effluent pipes and geriatric dressing up. 'Charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times). 'Belly laugh funny' (Manchester Evening News).
Alun Cochrane - tbc
Tickets £14.50 / £12.50 Concessions
Mr Piffles: Reader of Minds! Teller of Fortunes! Humper of Legs! Stainer of Carpets! With a residency at the Flamingo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas extended throughout 2018, the Doggy Derren Brown returns to Edinburgh. Also featuring Piff the Magic Dragon.
★★★★★ “Deserves national recognition for his ingenuity.” - SUNDAY MAIL
“Sidesplittingly and outrageously funny” - Las Vegas Sun
“A complete mastery of his craft.” – THE SCOTSMAN
“A stunningly good magician” - PENN & TELLER
“Sensational. A masterclass in character” - DERREN BROWN
Tickets £4/£2 conc
Laughter Yoga games to crown the UK champion laughers.
Now is the time, the time for every laugher in the nation to show their laughter voice. A contest of natural contagious human joy. The search for the best laughers in the country. No, not stand up comedy, but laughter for no reason – no reason except that it is the best medicine ever. A We Stand Together event for all backgrounds and beliefs to speak the universal languages of love and laughter.
Tickets £12 Early Tickets until June 30th
Funny Heads Entertainment & ComedyMania UK presents
COMEDYMANIA MEGA TOUR 2018 - MANCHESTER
18 Cities … 18 Comedians … All Around The UK!
The UK's wildest laugh riot, COMEDYMANIA, presents a night of hilarious stand-up comedy in clubs & theatres all over the UK and abroad! Just ask… if you’ve been to our shows, you know not to miss the next!
We bring comedians from all over the world, delivering many styles of lively comedy… you won't go one night of our nights without laughing til you cry, and developing your ab muscles… be prepared!
The Mega Tour 2018 is our largest comedy tour to date, touching down in some of our favourite cities, with our favourite comedians, as well as several new to the roster.
Social Media - @ComedyManiaUK / #CMMT2018
Things To Know:
- All seating is first come, first served… To avoid disappointment, please arrive early to get the best seats… we suggest the front row!
- Celebrating your birthday? You Go Free! - Valid for birthdays up to 7 days before or after the event (Contact us for information, Proof of Date Of Birth required on the night)
- All shows are 18+… Please bring ID
- The night will be photographed for promotional purposes. If you see a camera, chances are its pointing at the stage, but if not, then SMILE :-D. We politely request for no filming to happen during he show, although pictures during the intervals are welcome.
- Food and drinks will be available on the night. Get down early to fill your belly with some treats.
For more information regarding the night, or the companies running the night, please feel free to contact us on any of the following:
For more information:
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- SM: @ComedyManiaUK / #CMMT2018