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Tue 13th May at 8:30pm (doors 7:00pm)
@ The Zoo, Manchester
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XS Malarkey : Edward Aczel, Joe Lycett, Adam Rushton, Peter Phillipson, Toby Hadoke
The award winning, independent comedy club which rolls with the punches and comes up smiling. Winners of the Chortle Award for Best Club for the tenth time!
Food is available before the show and during the interval.
Visit www.xsmalarkey.com for more information.
Image © Ed Aczel
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
Edward Aczel began performing stand-up comedy in 2005 at the age of 38. By the end of that year he was the runner-up in both the prestigious BBC New Comedy Awards and in Jimmy Carr's Comedy Idol (which was filmed for the extras on Jimmy Carr's 2005 live DVD).
He is now a regular headliner on the comedy circuit and by 2014 had performed six solo shows at the Edinburgh Festival.
'One of the strangest, and finest, hours of live comedy I'd ever seen' (Zadie Smith, The New Yorker)
'Perhaps Britain's greatest living anti-comedian' (The Guardian)
'Genius anti-comic Aczel is a superb pleasure to watch, and very much a cult in the making' (Time Out).
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Joe Lycett is a hugely talented comedian with an unaffected, relaxed and effortless stage presence. An appealing, engaging and natural performer.
'Imaginative and cheekily subversive comedy... entertainingly mischievous... An intensely charming and talented young comic' (The Guardian)
'Joe Lycett is one of the strongest emerging comedy talents we've seen in a long time. This young man has a huge future' (Time Out)
'A delightfully natural style that builds a real connection with the audience... an accomplished storyteller... Finds brilliance in what could be merely workaday' (Chortle)
'Rising talent Joe Lycett already possesses the confidence and relaxed, homely charm of an old campaigner' (The Times).
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Mr Ben's Gong Champion and Funhouse Should I Stay Or Should I Go? Champion.
'Excellent. Definitely a man to watch' (Rick Hulse)
'A natural comic' (Adam Bloom)
'Adam Rushton is a rising stand-up star' (Agraman, Buzz Comedy Clubs)
'I laughed... once' (Sully O'Sullivan).
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Mr Bens New Comedian of the Year 2012, Pete Phillipson's material comprises 'original and sharp humour' (Funhouse Comedy CLub).
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'Toby is an actor, writer and comedian, who has a stupid name that no-one can pronounce or spell. He was born in a small cottage in Ludlow, Shropshire at the turn of the century, and even as a baby, sported a rather manly collection of facial hair.'
Manchester comedy Legend and host of XS Malarkey. Toby was the inaugural winner of The Les Dawson Award, beating a shortlist including Peter Kay, Daniel Kitson, Dave Spikey, Ken Dodd, Caroline Ahearne, Craig Cash and Steve Coogan. He works regularly in TV and Radio having appeared in shows ranging from Coronation Street to Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights.
'Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny' (The Guardian)
'A comedy genius' (Metro).
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Venue: The Zoo
126 Grosvenor Street
M1 7HL 53.471054, -2.235712
→ Oxford Road 7 min walk