For fans of comedy, Manchester is the place to be in 2022. 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 Dave Gorman, Joe Lycett 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.
Ed Gamble: Electric
TV, radio and podcast star Ed Gamble does what he does best - standing in front of people and saying hilarious things. Comedy at its finest.
Dave Gorman: Powerpoint to the People
David Gorman brings his signature mix of cerebral comedy and witty observations. Join Dave as he probes and analyses the quirkiest topics.
The Jinkx & DeLa Holiday Show
Enjoy sugar, spice and all things nice with the Queens of Christmas themselves! This hilarious show is in Manchester for one night only.