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What is XS Malarkey?
XS Malarkey is the multi-award winning comedy night, currently homeless but not beat. (FWIW, the staff at Jabez Clegg are/were awesome and we’ll miss them very much)
We are dedicated to maintaining grassroots comedy, top notch headline acts, and a not-for-profit ethos, in a venue which has a wide variety of drinks and fantastic food.
What’s the damage, guvnor?
Entrance is just £3 if you have a Malarkey Card, or £5 if you don’t. A Malarkey Card costs £8 (that includes entrance on the night) – and the card lasts for life, too. XS Malarkey members get special exclusive drinks offers too. See posters on the night for more details.
What about the comedy?
Acts who have appeared at XS Malarkey over the years have included Phill Jupitus, Jason Manford, Jimmy Carr, Stewart Lee, Richard Herring, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Dave Spikey, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Jimmy Cricket, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard and Mick Miller.
Plus some of the best up and coming comedians from around the country, and local new talent as well. That’s every Tuesday, from 8:30pm onwards at Jabez Clegg. Doors open at 7pm.
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.
And here’s what Her Majesty’s Press have to say:
“Best bargain night out in Manchester . Five top comics for a laughable entry fee”
– The Guardian Guide To Manchester
“The best comedy club in the country is also one of the cheapest”
“The most accessible comedy night in Manchester .”
- The Metro
“Highly recommended – a strong tradition of pulling off pretty incredible bookings” – Time Out
“The funniest men to come out of the country for less than the price of a kebab.”
- News North West
“This is comedy heaven – the audience is here to have fun rather than waste time making open mike spots uncomfortable. A rare treat.”
- Belinda Hanks, Manchester Evening News
“This thoroughly fine comedy club goes from strength to strength – and is still a bargain.”
- Kevin Bourke, Manchester Evening News