Arts & Culture

Manford’s Comedy Club returns to Altrincham Garrick for first of two shows

By David Prior at

Two years ago, Manford’s Comedy Club was launched by comedian Jason Manford and his brother Colin.

The idea was to bring comedians from the UK circuit, personally selected by the Manford brothers, to small towns and cities across the country for a night of live comedy.

Since then, Manford’s Comedy Club has gone from strength to strength, with over 260 comedians entertaining more than 40,000 people in 57 different locations across the country.

Special guests such as John Bishop, Sarah Millican, Russell Kane and Michael McIntyre have dropped in, while Jason himself makes surprise appearances from time to time, with his brother Colin keeping things running smoothly as MC.


The Garrick Theatre on Barrington Road in Altrincham

And this Thursday and again on Thursday December 1st, Manford’s Comedy Club returns to the Garrick Theatre in Altrincham, one of 11 regular clubs it uses across the country.

Manford said: “I know how easy it is to do nothing, how easy it would be to sit and watch your favourite comedians on YouTube or Dave Ja Vu, but I know, and I think you know too, that there is simply, nothing like live comedy. It’s why stand-up comedy remains one of the best nights out you’ll ever have.”

Kiri Pritchard-McLean is one of the comedians to appear this Thursday – here she is on Stand Up Central:

The team behind Manford’s have great things to say about the Garrick, which has a long and illustrious history from its initial stirrings in November 1913 through to the major redevelopment completed in 1999.

They say it has the perfect room for comedy, great audiences and really friendly and helpful staff.

Thursday’s show features four brilliant comedians personally selected by Jason Manford – Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Laura Lexx, Matt Reed and Sam Avery. Expect a great evening of original stand-up comedy.

Doors open at 7pm, with the show starting at 8pm. Tickets cost £15 (plus booking fee) and can be ordered here.