Once again the very best of the comedy scene unite to bring you an amazing night of laughs to raise money for The Christie.
The line-up includes award winning acts from the TV who have performed around the world.
Previous acts have featured stars of Mock the Week, 8 out of 10 Cats, Royal Variety, Pheonix nights & Ideal, including Sarah Millican, Gary Delaney, Justine Moorhouse, Phil Ellis, Smug Roberts, Barbara Nice, Mick Ferry, Seymour Mace, Slaughterhouse Live & Gein’s Family Gift shop to name just a few.
This years amazing host will be none other than
Manchester comedy legend and host of XS Malarkey and New Stuff at The Comedy Store. His one man shows Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver ran at the West End and toured internationally after rave reviews at Edinburgh.
He also hosts The 7th Dimension on Radio 4 Extra and has won, or been nominated for, many industry awards (Chortle, Sony, BBC Audio, North West Comedy).
“superior stand up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian
“One of the circuit’s leading comperes- an expert ringmaster who destroys hecklers with relish and zeal” -Metro
Toby will be introducing the following wonderfull acts
Alun Cochrane is a no-nonsense comedian who specialises in funny nonsense.
He has recently joined Frank Skinner’s Absolute Radio Show
Alun has several television appearances to his name, most recently Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow he’s also often seen on Eight out of ten cats, Mock The Week, Soccer A.M and Live At The Comedy Store.
Radio producers are also aware of Cochrane’s talent and he’s notched up various credits from Just A Minute, 4 Stands Up, and The Now Show to Clive Anderson’s Chat Room.
“By the end of the show, some people in the audience literally can’t stop laughing. Expect Alun Cochrane to be filling arenas soon” – The Independent
As an actor, Archie is best known for his comic portrayal of Kenny “Dalglish” Senior in the award winning Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. He has also appeared in a number of popular TV shows including Jimmy McGovern’s award winning series, ‘The Street’
Even thou a huge success in TV, it is as a live performer that Archie excels.
“Funniest thing I’ve seen in ages.” Peter Kay
Doug has won awards for the Best Cabaret Brighton Fringe 2012, and the Three Weeks Editors Award for being one of the ten best things (out of 2,700) at Edinburgh Fringe 2012.
He has appeared on BBC One’s New Years Eve show with two live 10 minute spots to an audience of 9.5 million live viewers. A record for any performer of this type in the UK and a worldwide record for live performance. He has also appeared on BBC3’s Mischief and BBC One’s The Slammer as well as he predicted the results of the 2012 Olympics on BBC Scotland
“The UK’s best kept entertainment secret”. Time Out
Kiri is a rising star in comedy. Having supported Sarah Millican on tour, she has gone on to make her own name appearing on Russell Howard’s Stand-Up Central.
Her sketch group Gein’s Family Gift Shop have won countless awards as well as being nominated for best newcomer at the Edinburgh fringe and recorded their own for for BBC radio in Wales.
“She balances affection with an acute eye for the ridiculous to bring you a stand up set of well delivered, increasingly funny anecdotes” Three Weeks
Phil has supported some biggers acts including The Boy with Tape On His Face, Stephen K Amos and Pablo Francisco.
Phil has also been a finalist in ‘City Life Comedian of the Year’ & The Frog & Bucket’s ‘Beat the Frog World Series’. And was nominated for best comedy show at the Buxton Festival Fringe 2010
“Elevating the silly and ridiculous to brilliant comic art” The Skinny
Previous reviews of our shows
***** “A wonderful night, which really did cater to an array of comedy tastes, and what is more, it was all in aid of such a great local cause” – Salford Online
“A superb night with many different styles of comedy perfectly mixed together raising money for such a worthy cause” – Entertainment Manchester
“The cream of the local stand-up scene” – City Life
“The biggest talents on the Manchester comedy circuit” – Oldham Chronicle