About us

We’re a multi-award winning comedy night on Tuesdays at The Bread ShedGrosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL.

We’re a bunch of comedy geeks who have been running a weekly comedy night since 1997 just for the hell of it. We all have full-time jobs outside of the club, but we run XS Malarkey because we enjoy watching live comedy. You could say we’re a bit obsessed.

We’re dedicated to maintaining grassroots comedy, top notch headline acts, and a not-for-profit ethos. If you’re a member, it costs just £3, but it’s still only a fiver if you’re a ‘normal’ person too!

  Tuesday 16th January – Garrett Millerick

“A belter of a new comedian, well worth shouting about” – The Stage

“A halfway house between Phill Jupitus and Stewart Lee, Millerick is a combination of some of the best British comedians in the business…” – Three Weeks ★★★★★


Tuesday 23rd January – Joe Lycett (Work in progress)

“Entertainingly mischievous … intensely charming” – Guardian

“Lycett’s guaranteed to be a huge star” – Time Out

We’re a not-for-profit comedy club, hosted every week by Toby Hadokeand eagerly maintained by a group of minions who do his bidding on a regular basis.

Despite the low door price, we put on shows with professional comedians and rising stars of the comedy circuit, also giving newcomers a chance to practise their material in front of a supportive and quite frankly fantastic audience, many of whom are just as obsessed with comedy as we are. We feed our audience’s comedy obsession by running a membership scheme charging a ludicrously cheap £3 per ticket. We don’t do group discounts, because to be honest – we’re cheap enough already!

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