About us

We’re a multi-award winning comedy night on Tuesdays at The Pub/Zoo, Grosvenor Street, Manchester, M1 7HL. 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!

Edinburgh arrives in Manchester for this year’s festival preview shows…

Tuesday 20th June

Dan Antopolski

Tuesday 27th June

Sarah Kendall & Caroline Mabey

Tuesday 4th July

Michael Legge & Jordan Brookes

Tuesday 27th June

Phil Jerrod & Funz And Gamez

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Who else is on? Find out more…

What’s the damage, guvnor?

Entrance is just £3 if you have a membership card, or £5 if you don’t. A membership card costs £8 (that includes entrance on the night) – and the card lasts for life, too.

What about the comedy?

Acts who have appeared at XS Malarkey over the years have included Stewart Lee, Phill Jupitus, Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Richard Herring, Johnny Vegas, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Joe Lycett, Russell Kane, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Josie Long, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Gary Delaney, Sam Simmons, Diane Morgan, John Kearns and Jack Whitehall.

Plus some of the best up and coming comedians from around the country, and local new talent as well.

Is it any good?

Well, our combination of low entry fee and popularity with quality acts means we’ve won the Chortle Award for Best Comedy Club more times than anyone else, and two out of three of the North West Comedy Awards for Best Club.

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