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The Manchester Comedy Festival is on!

This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city.

Published on October 19th 2006.


The Manchester Comedy Festival is on!

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The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006Manchester Comedy Festival 2006The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!The Manchester Comedy Festival is now in its sixth year, and it's better than ever!This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.This year's festival takes place in a multitude of spectacular spaces, from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres right across the city. The festival has the finest national talent (Russell Brand Ladies?) and the cream of the Manchester and North West comedic talent, along with Perrier award winners and friends from across the pond such as America's most controversial Presidential candidate, Doug Stanhope.They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)They have also got their hands on the Corona Comedy Bus, which will be parked in Albert Square outside the town hall from 10am until 10pm throughout the festival, selling tickets, giving away brochures and even presenting shows. We caught a snip bit from the Zoe Lewis's "Madonn'er" show Thursday lunch time, picture above. (We have even spotted John Locke giving away beer there, never before witnessed)

Our Picks of the Festival:
Why not visit the website HERE
Buy tickets HERE
Jimmy Carr
Sat 28th & Sun 29th Oct
The Apollo @ 8pm, £18.50

Russell Brand
Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Oct
The Palace (sold out) @ 8pm

Ross Noble
Mon 16th - 21st Oct
The Opera House @ 8pm - £18.50

John Bishop
Sun 22nd Oct
The Frog and Bucket @ 8pm - £8

Andrew Maxwell
Fri 20th and Sat 21st Oct
The Comedy Store @ 8pm - £15 / £7.50

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