The Best In Stand Up - Late Show & After Show Party

The Best In Stand Up - Late Show & After Show Party

at Comedy Store, Manchester

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Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin appearing at this event

With an amiable, confident stage presence and a well written set, Danny delivers material with more than just an immediate pay-off line, preferring to take the joke one or two steps further. Confident enough to take a risk on stage he does so not to the detriment of the audience, keeping them laughing along or hanging on every word. A bright future surely awaits. 'McLoughlin's main weapon is his audacity: he's so bold he can recite an advertising jingle and still get plenty of laughs' (Chortle).

See 9 tour dates featuring Danny McLoughlin

Steve Shanyaski

Steve Shanyaski appearing at this event

A laid back, silly and utterly charismatic comedian. His shows combine surreal tales with cleverly crafted songs. Steve has a gift for creating immersive performances from acute observations. 'Absolutely stormed it' (Daily Mail)..

See 5 tour dates featuring Steve Shanyaski

Brennan Reece

Brennan Reece appearing at this event

Actor and comedian from Manchester and winner of the English Comedian Of The Year 2015. His sell-out debut show, Everglow – a heart-warming autobiographical hour about growing up in the North - was the smash hit of the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 earning him a nomination for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards, along with glowing reviews. Brennan has supported Rob Brydon, Jason Manford and Nick Offerman and being an accomplished actor and writer, he has appeared in Marvellous (BBC), Soulboy (BBC Films), Leaving (ITV) and Skins (E4), and has written for BBC Radio 4’s Newsjack and Show What You Wrote. He is also the voice of Survival Of The Fittest (ITV2) which is a show from the makers of Love Island. 'Unmistakable influences of Daniel Kitson and Simon Amstell' **** (Fest). “Reece displays an endearing quantity of self-awareness and admirable capacity to stick to his guns.” **** (Scotsman). 'Rabble rousing. A triumph of performance' (Chortle).

See 9 tour dates featuring Brennan Reece

Andy Askins

Andy Askins appearing at this event

“ Best UK Standup Comedian 2018”, "UK Comedy Awards” Andy Askins has built a reputation as a distinctive and original talent. In his 15 years as full-time comic he has performed with Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Alan Carr, Jimmy Carr, Micky Flanagan, Harry Hill, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey and Jack Dee. He has performed at The Edinburgh Festival in 2016 and also at the Melbourne Comedy Festival 2018 and Adelaide Comedy Festival 2019. On TV screens, Andy appeared at The Hackney Empire for The John Bishop Show (BBC1) alongside a stellar line-up from the worlds of comedy and music, and was then invited back to perform on the John Bishop Christmas Show at The Lyceum Theatre with Kylie Minogue and Olly Murrs. He has recorded TV performances for Comedy Central on two series of ‘Live The Comedy Store’ and on two series of ‘The World Stands Up’. He has performed all over the world and in venues as varied as, a company of soldiers in Saddam Hussein’s Palace in Iraq, to a sold-out Royal Albert Hall in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. "Dark, dark humour and killer timing." 'The Stage" "The hugely entertaining Andy Askins." 'The Times The John Bishop Show, BBC1 (Series 1) The John Bishop Christmas, BBC1 (TV Special) Live At The Comedy Store, Comedy Central The World Stands Up, Comedy Central Take the Mic, ITV BBC New Comedy Awards, BBC1 Radio Credits BBC Radio 4 Fred At the Stand BBC at the Edinburgh Festivals Absolute Radio Special Guest Presenter with Jason Manford and Paddy McGuiness Tour Support for Lee Evans Jason Manford John Bishop

See 7 tour dates featuring Andy Askins

Mandy Knight

Mandy Knight appearing at this event

Once described as “as frisky as a terrier on heat”, Mandy Knight is a true dame of British stand-up comedy. The first female comedian to compere that bastion of old-school stand-up The Comedy Store, Mandy has been breaking down barriers all her life. After a traumatic childhood of abuse and social uncare, she attended the famous Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. After becoming fully-trained as a classical actress, and then using her diploma to spend four years in the traditional acting alternative career as a waitress, Mandy Knight decided to ditch the period frocks and the pinafore and enter the world of stand up comedy. When asked why, Mandy said it was due to an irrational fear of a life in fringe theatre, exploring her inner child by pretending to be an oak tree, a fridge or a tambourine. 'Winner of the prestigious Time Out Award for Best Comedian. Razor sharp tongue, prone to shock but some of the best material on the circuit, excellent comic.' (Glee)

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Rated Excellent

The Comedy Store

Deansgate Locks, 1a-3 Whitworth Street West
M1 5LH

The Comedy Store

Deansgate Locks, 1a-3 Whitworth Street West
M1 5LH