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Something funny’s going on

Manchester Comedy Festival 2006 comes to town next week for a fortnight of fun and frolics.

Published on October 12th 2006.


Something funny’s going on

We could all do with a little cheering up. Summer’s finally come to a grinding halt, it’s still dark when we get up in the mornings, and it’s raining far too much. Seasonal Affective Disorder is kicking in, and we’re all moping around like grumpy kids being dragged around BHS at the weekend.

Whatever your reason for being a bit of a misery guts, you can wipe that smile back onto your face next week when the Manchester Comedy Festival 2006 comes to town for a fortnight of fun and frolics.

Now in its sixth year, the Manchester Comedy Festival is growing in size and reputation, and this year will be packed full to bursting with some of the biggest names from the world of comedy.

Manchester’s comedy scene continues to blossom year in, year out, with some of comedy’s biggest names emerging from the region, and from Manchester’s wealth of comedy venues and club nights.

The highlight of the comedy festival is usually the North West Comedy Awards, although the 2006 awards will actually be held not during the festival at all, or even in 2006, but on January 25th 2007. I don’t know… these crazy comedy types... what are they like eh?

The Comedy Awards may have been whisked away to 2007, but the 2006 Manchester Comedy Festival is doing just fine without it, attracting international comics such as Jimmy Carr, Russell Brand and Ross Noble, and local boys John Bishop, Jason Manford and Mick Ferry.

This year’s festival will take place in numerous venues across the city – from pubs and clubs to bars and theatres – including the massive Lowry Theatre, who have come on board as a comedy venue this year for the first time.

we want to hear your best jokes, click here to send us your best and give us a giggle!

There will also be a Corona Bus situated in Albert Square from 10am – 10pm for the duration of the festival – selling tickets, giving away brochures and presenting shows.

By the sounds of it, this year’s Comedy festival will be bigger, better and officially funnier than ever before.

For further details and full listings, click here to visit the official website.

Manchester Comedy Festival 2006
16th – 30th October

Jayne Robinson
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To get us all in the mood, we want to hear your best jokes! Send us your funniest gags and we’ll publish our favourites, with the winner getting a £50 restaurant tab at one of Manchester’s best eateries.

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