Our top picks for Manchester’s stunning Laughterama comedy festival

Get ready to laugh till you cry at Manchester's uproarious Laughterama comedy festival! From September 6th to 10th, witness the hottest comedians in a series of unforgettable shows.

Manchester’s most colossal comedy festival is making its triumphant return to Castlefield Bowl from September 6th to 10th, and trust us, you won’t want to miss a beat.

With shows sold out and others selling fast, it’s time to bag your tickets to this year’s electric series of shows.

The five-night festival is bursting with the atomic talents of Off Menu host Ed Gamble, Qi aficionado Alan Davies, the legendary Dylan Moran, Scotland’s queen of comedy Fern Brady, the multi-award winning Sara Pascoe and Taskmaster champ Phil Wang plus many
more incredible acts.

Combining exceptional mixed-bill shows with a top selection at the bars and the very best eats from Manchester’s street-food scene, this recent addition to Manchester’s iconic culture scene is already a stand-out city favourite.

Now, hold onto your funny bones, because this year’s lineup is an absolute dream team of entertainers.

To make your decision a tad easier, we’ve done the legwork and cherry-picked some absolute highlights that’ll have you giggling with anticipation.

Get ready for a laughter-packed extravaganza at this year’s Laughterama.

Adam Buxton

Quickly moving into the realm of national treasure, Buxton has turned his ‘Bug’ show into much more than just stand-up — it’s a multimedia extravaganza that blends comedy, music and a deep dive into the weirdest corners of the internet.

Always fresh and always hilarious.

DATE: Weds 6th Sept
TIME: 6:45 pm

Simon Amstell 

Amstell takes a fearless look at our craziness as a species — he doesn’t spare himself or his audiences as he delves into his own twisted mind and the mess of the world. He’s one of the most razor-sharp, funniest talents in stand-up.

DATE: Sun 10th Sept
TIME: 7:30 pm

Russell Kane

Kane can do it all — from playing the biggest stages as a comedian to TV, podcasts, books and much else — all with that amazing energy and brilliant observational wit. He’s a virtuoso performer and it’s very exciting to have him join our line-up for the first time.

DATE: Sun 6th Sept
TIME: 4 pm

Rachel Parris

With multiple awards under her belt, and well-known for her TV appearances on QI, Live at the Apollo and Mock the Week, Parris has become one of the greatest comedy talents of her generation, mixing hilarious social commentary about politics and modern life with some exceptional musical and improv skills.

DATE: Fri 8th Sept
TIME: 7:30 pm

Troy Hawke

One of the funniest characters to appear in comedy since Alan Partridge, Hawke’s clueless old-school gentleman comes smacking into modern life in endlessly hilarious ways. He’s playing as part of a bill that includes several incredible performers, including Sara Pascoe,
So that’s a real highlight of this year’s line-up.

DATE: Sat 9th Sept
TIME: 4 pm

Kyrah Gray

One of the young stars we’re most excited about.

Kyrah is becoming a favourite on the comedy circuit and has already amassed a major following online with her hilarious takes on the dating scene.

She’s a really charismatic and warm presence and this is a chance to catch a star on the rise.

DATE: Weds 6th Sept
TIME: 9pm

Exploding onto the scene like a firework last September, the stage was set ablaze with a scintillating series of sold-out shows starring comedy giants such as James Acaster, Aisling Bea, and Josh Widdicombe.

This uproarious carnival of humour didn’t just entertain; it left over 10,000 comedy aficionados from Manchester and beyond in stitches during its unforgettable inaugural run.

Hold onto your seats because the second year is about to take things to a whole new level! Brace yourselves for another round of side-splitting laughter, as Laughterama gears up to deliver comedic excellence that’ll have you rolling in the aisles.

Secure your tickets now and be part of Manchester’s atomic explosion of laughter!

You can get your tickets by clicking here.

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