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Laughterama comedy festival kicks off this week with incredible line up

As Manchester basks in an unexpected late-summer heatwave, the city is gearing up for a laugh-out-loud extravaganza of epic proportions.

The second annual “Laughterama” comedy festival is set to unleash five nights of uproarious open-air entertainment in the heart of the city at Castlefield Bowl from September 6th to 10th, featuring a star-studded lineup that promises to keep the temperatures rising.

Laughterama’s Sizzling Summer Line Up

With a stellar cast of comedians, this year’s Laughterama boasts a red-hot roster of talent.

The festival kicks off with the unmissable “Best of BUG” with the one and only Adam Buxton.

Later that night, the stage will be graced by the comedic prowess of Ed Gamble, Fern Brady, Kyrah Gray, Maisie Adam, and John Robins in a late-night laughter bonanza.

Thursday night is no less scorching with Phil Wang, Tim Key, Ana Magliano, Amy Gledhill, and Ivo Graham taking the stage to keep the laughter rolling.

Friday evening brings Alan Davies and Rachel Parris to the spotlight, along with Celya Ab, Rhys James, and Jayde Adams, promising a side-splitting start to the weekend.

Saturday starts early, with Sara Pascoe, Nina Conti, Sharon Wanjohi, Troy Hawke, and Kiri Pritchard-McLean bringing sunshine to the stage in the mid-afternoon show.

As the sun sets, comedy legends Dylan Moran and Shappi Khorsandi take centre stage alongside Isy Suttie, Josh Pugh, and Josh Jones in a late-night celebration.

The festival reaches its peak on Sunday with the incomparable Russell Kane, Ardal O’Hanlon, Dan Tiernan, Sikisa, and Suzi Ruffell in the afternoon show.

The grand finale features David O’Doherty, Simon Amstell, Lou Sanders, Tadiwa Malunge, and Sarah Keyworth, ensuring a side-splitting close to this laughter-filled week.

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Festival Delights

Laughterama isn’t just about the comedy; it’s about the entire experience.

Combining exceptional mixed-bill shows with top-notch bars and Manchester’s finest street food, this festival is a true celebration of comedy and culture.

Meet the Organizers

Laughterama is the brainchild of sibling duo Will Briggs and Cass Randolph, the masterminds behind the successful 57 Festivals series.

They have been curating comedy experiences in boutique-festival settings for over fifteen years.

Speaking about this year’s Laughterama, Will Briggs says, “We’re showcasing the best comedy talents working in the UK right now.

“Each show is packed with the freshest entertainers, many fresh from an exceptional run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

They’re at the top of their game, and there’s no better time to see them.”

Get Your Tickets Now!

With just a handful of tickets remaining for the weekend shows, now is the time to secure your spot at this laughter-filled extravaganza.

Laughterama promises to be a standout favourite in Manchester’s event calendar, offering five nights of unforgettable comedy performances under the stars.

So, whether you’re a comedy connoisseur or just looking for a good time, Laughterama at Castlefield Bowl is where you need to be this week.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness some of the UK’s biggest comedy stars in action while enjoying the scorching heatwave in Manchester.

Get your tickets now and be a part of this year’s Atomic Laughterama!

At a Glance

  • Dates: September 6-10, 2023
  • Location: Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, M3 4RU
  • Tickets: £25 each
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This comedy festival promises to set the stage on fire with laughter, making Manchester the hottest place to be this week, both in terms of comedy and weather. Don’t miss out on this uproarious extravaganza!

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