For fans of comedy, Manchester is the place to be in 2023. As the cultural powerhouse of the North, the city has always enjoyed a vibrant comedy scene and this year, Manchester's top venues will be hosting many of Britain's biggest stand-up acts for big nights of laughs. A varied selection of comedians are on offer to tickly just about any funny bone, with highlights including Russell Howard and Sara Pascoe.
Comedy plays and variety shows also stop off at at Manchester on their tours of the UK, so expect plenty of options for a hilarious night out. Keep an eye on this page to stay informed of the best comedy shows to catch in Manchester.