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Please note this is an 18+ event

Jo Coffey : Not 25

Small on stature but big on blagging it,  Jo Coffey has had some ridiculous jobs in the past. She’s been a child actor, sold plastic surgery, helped the snow leopards, been a reality TV producer and is now the comedy circuit’s ‘fifth shortest comedian’.

After the success of her sell out show at last year’s festival, Jo Coffey is back with some insane stories about living with popstars, been offered the part of ‘Yoda’s Wife’ in Star Wars, pretending to be Kevin Cosner’s child and working in reality TV. All punctuated with her surreal and hilarious characters that help tell the tale of a truly colourful working life.

As well as enjoying some very funny stories of working in TV, to why she is the only person on TV that made an on screen entrance on screen by walking out of a giant bible, you’ll also be introduced, along the way, to some very silly characters that help tell her story.

Meet ‘Owl-dele’ the nation’s very first Adele-Owl singing duo, ‘CRABBA’ 3 crabs and a star fish ABBA act and course “Amy Winehund” the Croatian Amy Winehouse dog tribute act is back to chance her luck in front of a range of bewildered judges.

All this uniquely and hilariously packaged from a 4ft 2 comedy perspective, it may be a lot to take in but anyone who came to the show last year dined out on it for weeks.

“It’s Funny” Kate Copstick

“The man in front nearly ruptured something laughing” – The List

The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Doors 16.30 Show 17:00-18:00


Cheekykita – Tittitutar Town

Cheekykita-presents her new show Tittitutar Town,An absurd character clown show, ‘one of the strangest acts your likely to see'(Manchester Wire)Come to Tittitutar town, meet the residents like lady Spooker and her singing spider,The crabskallys and The shark! ‘like The Mighty Boosh on crack’-★★★★ (Broadway Baby)Prague Fringe award winner where she was called ‘one of the biggest loons of the festival ,she had people in stitches’-( Prague Post)and ‘up and coming weirdo,somewhere in the universe of Boosh’ (Chortle.co.uk), 2015 NATYS finalist, Laughing Horse runner-up  2015. ‘like Spike Milligan on MDMA’ The list.

The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Doors 18.15 Show 18:30-19:30


Michele Durante

Michele Durante has been leaving them laughing in the aisles from coast to coast!  She’s cutting edge and – tackling subjects such as her own sexuality and her time on in the South Bronx as a New York City narcotics detective – she’s guaranteed to be a hit at any comedy event.  A Long Island native, Michele stays true to her roots and doesn’t hold back… all in the interest of laughter and fun.  

The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Doors 19.45 Show 20:00-21:00


Revan & Fennell : Fan Club

Award-winning sketch double act, Revan and Fennell, make their Women in Comedy festival debut with their acclaimed 2015 and 2016 Edinburgh Fringe show, Fan Club. In January this year, the duo placed fourth at the coveted New Act of the Year (The NATYS), and in 2013 they won the Funny Women Variety Award and also reached the final of various other comedy competitions, such as Gilded Balloon’s ‘So You Think That’s Funny?’.

‘Terrific’ Huffington Post

‘Very strong performers’ Chortle

‘Unique chemistry… You leave wanting more’ ***** Funny Women

‘Excellent comic chemistry… An extremely clever and enjoyable show’ **** Three Weeks

‘Daft, silly, sexy and very funny… Check out Revan and Fennell before they land their first TV series’ **** Half an Orange 

The Castle, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

Doors 21.15 Show 21.30-22.30


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Quick listings

Friday 21st October

18.30    Open Mic

20.00    Lara A King

21.30    Ladies Marmalade

Saturday 22nd Oct

18.30    Lara A King

20.00    Kate McCabe

21.30    Cat Call

Sunday 23rd Oct

16.00    Penelope Solomon

18.30    Dykonomics

20.00    Notflix

21.30    Lauren Patterson

Monday 24th Oct

20.00    Dotty / Nina

21.30    Pernilla Hammargren

Tuesday 25th Oct

20.00    Katie Mulgrew

21.30    Grainne Maguire

Wednesday 26th Oct

20.00    Kiri-Pritchard McLean

21.30    Harriet Dyer

Thursday 27th Oct

20.00    Rachel Fairburn

21.30    ‘All Killa No Filla’

Friday 28th Oct

20.00   Hannah Silvester

21.30    Amy Gledhill

23.00    Rachel Sambrooks

Saturday 29th Oct

17.00  Jo Coffey

18.30  Cheekykita

20.00  Michele Durante

21.30  Revan & Fennell

  1. *All tickets are subject to a 50P OR 7% booking fee. To keep booking fees down your tickets will not be posted out to you. Please arrive at the venue 15 minutes before the show is due to start with your e-ticket.

  2. *Pay What You Like (PWYL ) options are available for many of this years shows. This scheme has been devised to give you an opportunity to see new comedy without the financial risk and to offer affordable options to those on limited income. Additional donations can also be made on the night after the show but advance tickets are highly advised as we expect a vast number of our shows this year to sell out. #supportliveart

  3. *Please note all line  ups are subject to change.



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