Who are we and what do we want?!

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 our 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

We started as “Murphy’s Malarkey” at Scruffy Murphy’s pub in Fallowfield in 1997. After gaining a regular crowd, we moved a few metres down the road to Bar XS, where we stayed for many years until the bar closed down. After a couple of temporary homes around Fallowfield, and heading into the city centre, we settled at The Bread Shed, which is where we are today!

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Toby, Lee, Mike, Ros, Jon, Hannah, Joe, and Jay

This thoroughly fine comedy club goes from strength to strength – and is still a bargain.

Kevin Bourke, Manchester Evening News

Highly recommended – a strong tradition of pulling off pretty incredible bookings

Time Out

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


**** – MarmaladeFandango