6 of the Best Comedy Shows at this years Manchester Irish Festival

Manchester Irish Festival 2019

The Manchester Irish Festival has always showcased the very best of the UK and Ireland's premier Irish Comedians with shows by the likes of Peter Kay and Ardal O'Hanlon to name just two of the numerous stars that have put on sell out shows during the two week festival.

Here are the top 6 Comedy Events at this years Festival:

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 8:00pm
Comedy Night with Irish Comedian Andrew Maxwell
A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos.

With “SHOWTIME” Andrew continued his long run of domination of the Edinburgh Fringe. A memorable cocktail of personal stories, astute political observations and the odd surprise foray into character cameos, it won yet another barrage of five-star reviews for one of the festival’s most universally acclaimed acts. Now, it’s ‘showtime’ for the rest of the country.

Andrew is known for his eagle-eyed, passionate current-affairs comedy, showcased in his many appearances on BBC Radio 4 (News Quiz, Welcome To Wherever You Are, Public Enemies). He’s been seen on – among others – Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Celebrity Juice (ITV2) and Mock the Week (BBC Two); and to a whole new generation he is the devilish voice of MTV’s Ex On The Beach.

To Book


Saturday 2 March at the Lowry Theatre

Ciarán Dowd is an Irish comedian, actor and writer and winner of the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer. His debut solo show Don Rodolfo was described as “the single funniest thing you will see this year” (Telegraph).

Ciarán has appeared in Josh (BBC1), GameFace (E4/Hulu), Zapped (Dave) and has made the most guest appearances on Drunk History (Comedy Central). This year he can be seen in Stephen Merchant’s feature film Fighting With My Family (Film4) and Keith Lemon: Coming in America (ITV2).

Ciarán is also a member of the critically acclaimed sketch group BEASTS. BEASTS have made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 4, were nominated for the Amused Moose Comedy Awards in 2014 and their sell out shows were among the top reviewed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014, 2015 and 2016.

To Book Tickets visit https://thelowry.com/whats-on/ciaran-dowd-don-rodolfo/

Friday 1st March Comedy @ Chorlton Irish Club

Jason Cook, Daliso Chaponda, Hannah Silvester, MC Michael Legge

Chorlton Irish Club, 17 High Lane, Chorlton M21 9DJ

£12 /£10 advance. Doors 7.30pm. Show 8.30pm 07874 152 338


Sunday 3rd March The Heatons Comedy Evening

Daliso Chaponda, Dave Johns, Katie Tracy, MC Michael Legge

The Heatons Sports Club, Green Lane, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 2NF

£9 Doors 7.15pm Show 7.45pm 07874 152 338


Sunday 17th March Off The Rails Comedy Club

Chris Kent, Tom Wrigglesworth, Simon Wozniak, MC Raymond Mearns

Royal George, Manchester Road, Greenfield OL3 7HX

£10 Doors 7.30pm Show 8pm 07874 152 338


Sunday 17th March The Didsbury Comedy Club

John Lynn, Chris Kent, Josh Jones, MC Alun Cochrane

Didsbury Cricket Club, Wilmslow Rd., Didsbury M20 2ZY

£9 Doors 7pm Show 7.45pm 07874 152 338