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!

Coming soon to the XS Malarkey stage…

Tuesday 21st February

Stuart Goldsmith
“Compared to what?”
Full length tour show


Tuesday 28th February

Stephen Carlin

Stephen Carlin


Tuesday 7th March

Carl Donnelly


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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, The Boy with Tape on his Face, Russell Kane, John Bishop, Alan Carr, Josie Long, Peter Kay, Sarah Millican, Russell Howard, Gary Delaney, Sam Simmons, 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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