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JIM JEFFERIES  
Saturday 16th July 2016 - Apollo

Known as a brusque, yet beloved comic that does not mince words or opinions, Jim Jefferies will deftly tackle controversial issues that range from gun control to immunization on his latest journey around the globe aptly named “The Freedumb Tour”.

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LUISA OMIELAN  
Saturday 23rd July 2016 - The Lowry
Luisa Omielan is a comedian who lives by one rule and one rule only: WHAT WOULD BEYONCE DO?! And she has written a book detailing how following that one mantra changed her life forever.
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FUNNY WOMEN AWARDS  
Friday 29th July 2016 - The Lowry
The Funny Women Awards have been promoting female comics for over a decade, and we’ve seen some fantastic acts pass through our doors who are now major names on the comedy circuit including Katherine Ryan, Sarah Millican, Bridget Christie and Susan Calman, to name but a few.
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JIMMY CARR  
Sun 7th August & Wed 21st September 2016 - The Lowry
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. You can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
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MIRANDA SINGS  
Wednesday 17th August 2016 - Apollo

Colleen Ballinger-Evans is the brains and personality behind global YouTube sensation Miranda Sings, an international phenomenon whose channel has amassed 10 million devoted subscribers and over a billion views.

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THE AXIS OF AWESOME  
Tuesday 30th August 2016 - The Lowry
They’re very funny, very clever and very musical and they are back in the UK for a very limited run of shows with a brand new hour of world class musical comedy.
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THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE  
Wed 7th & Thu 8th September 2016 - The Lowry
The artist formerly known as The Boy with Tape on His Face brings you a multi-award winning, multi-hyphenate spectacle that needs to be seen to be believed. Join TAPE FACE as he conjures uproarious & moving tableaux using only the most everyday of objects and the most popular of songs.
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SUE PERKINS - LIVE!  
Sunday 11th September 2016 - The Lowry
A rare chance to enjoy an evening with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry and the very best bits from her hilarious best-selling memoir Spectacles.
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LIMMY LIVE!  
Tuesday 13th September 2016 - The Lowry
Join Limmy as he presents Dee Dee live! Falconhoof live! Jacqueline live! And many more hilarious characters, as the BAFTA Award winner takes his sketches to our stage, following his sell out residency at Glasgow’s SECC earlier this year.
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JIMMY CARR  
Sun 7th August & Wed 21st September 2016 - The Lowry
Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comedy show. You can see all the greatest material from his extraordinary career in one show - this is the very best of Jimmy Carr.
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GEORGE EGG  
Thursday 22nd September 2016 - The Lowry
GEORGE EGG - Anarchist Cook - one man….one hotel room…three courses. If you like food and cooking then you’ll like this. A cocktail of stand-up comedy, striking innovation and extreme multi-tasking.
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JONATHAN PIE  
Sunday 25th September 2016 - The Lowry
Jonathan Pie is a respected News reporter for a respected News broadcaster but he has a problem. He has several problems. He hates his job. He hates his colleagues. But mainly he hates the f**king News.
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ADAM HILLS  
Sunday 2nd October 2016 - The Lowry
Adam Hills has fast become one of the most popular comedians in the UK, with 15 solo shows that have toured internationally.
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DANIEL SLOSS  
Tuesday 4th October 2016 - The Lowry
Don’t miss the stunning new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and awardwinning comedian! With special guest Kai Humphries.
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AL MURRAY THE PUB LANDLORD  
Sunday 16th October 2016 - The Lowry
The nation’s critically acclaimed bar-based-braveheart, Al Murray - The Pub Landlord embarks on a common sense crusade to re-Great Britain in his brand new show.
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HANS TEEUWEN  
Sunday 16th October 2016 - The Lowry
The hilariously absurd, wildly energetic and joyously unpredictable comedian returns to the UK after a six-year absence. Combining stand-up, clowning and cabaret, Hans Teeuwen is a uniquely endearing yet provocative showman.
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ED GAMBLE  
Sunday 16th October 2016 - The Lowry
Star of Almost Royal (E4) and the not beard one from the Peacock & Gamble Podcast, Chortle Award winning Ed Gamble moseys back into town with a brand new stand-up show.
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ROSS NOBLE  
Thursday 20th & Friday 21st October 2016 - The Lowry
Everybody's favourite randomist is back. As always Ross has lots of stuff backing up in his head and it's time to let it all out. Famed for his super quick freewheeling style and highly imaginative flights of fancy, a Ross Noble show is always an unmissable event.
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HENNING WEHN  
Saturday 22nd October 2016 - The Lowry
After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving nature of most fundraising efforts, this time Henning’s having an unbiased look at immigration.
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NINA CONTI  
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - The Lowry
Nina Conti is back on the road. Strap into the mask as Nina, Monkey and a bag of tricks improvise their way through an adventure of hilarious witchery.
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JASON BYRNE  
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - The Lowry
A brand new show from the very experienced, very funny, very highly acclaimed, very absolutely trouser wetting, very can’t watch much more as I think I’m going to die comedian.
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MORGAN AND WEST  
Sunday 23rd October 2016 - The Lowry
Time travelling magic duo Morgan and West present an incredible show chock full of jaw-dropping, brain-bursting, gasp-eliciting feats of magic. The dashing chaps offer up a plateful of illusion and impossibility, all served with wit, charm and no small amount of panache. Photo Steve Ullathorne.
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THE ELIS JAMES AND JOHN ROBINS EXPERIENCE  
Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th October 2016 - The Lowry
Oners! Retro Oners! PCD's! Finally, a chance to truly taste the vibe! Elis James and John Robins take their hit podcast on the road!
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ANGELOS AND BARRY  
Sunday 30th October 2016 - The Lowry
Angelos Epithemiou (BBC 2 Shooting Stars) and Barry From Watford (BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright) come together to discuss how to succeed in business.
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THE CATHERINE TATE SHOW  
Tuesday 1st November 2016 - Apollo

The critically acclaimed, award-winning comedian and actor Catherine Tate, will take 'The Catherine Tate Show - Live' across the country this autumn. In never seen before sketches, the tour will unite some of Catherine's best-known characters from her hugely successful BBC series 'The Catherine Tate Show'.

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JOEL DOMMETT  
Sunday 6th November 2016 - The Lowry
One of the UK’s most energetic and exciting comedians returns to the road with his new solo show, Joel Dommett: LIVE. Catch the star of Sky1s Bring The Noise as he delivers his high octane comedy to venues up and down the country.
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GRAYSON PERRY  
Monday 7th November 2016 - The Lowry
Alongside the release of his new book, ‘The Descent of Man’, join Grayson for an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes…
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NATHAN CATON  
Wednesday 9th November 2016 - The Lowry
Nathan Caton: Straight Outta Middlesex. This rising star is back with his unique blend of charming, charismatic and intelligent on-point comedy in a show not to be missed.
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BILLY CONNOLLY  
Friday 11th November 2016 - Manchester Arena

Billy Connolly will make his first ever appearance at Manchester Arena this November as part of his 2016 UK High Horse Tour. November’s show will be his first ever at Manchester Arena and his first show in the city since 2012’s sold out residency at Manchester’s O2 Apollo.

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KEVIN BLOODY WILSON  
Sunday 13th November 2016 - Palace Theatre

The Kevin Bloody Wilson show is not just a concert performance; for most, it's a full on event and an opportunity to tick from your bucket-list, a chance to see Australia's most unique international comedy legend.

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ELLIE TAYLOR  
Sunday 13th November 2016 - The Lowry
Ellie Taylor star of BBC 2’s Mock the Week, BBC 1’s The John Bishop Show, Radio 4’s The Now Show and C4’s 8 out of 10 Cats is back with a new stand-up show dealing with that pesky bit of marriage known as monogamy.
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JARLATH REGAN  
Sunday 20th November 2016 - The Lowry
Get your ticket for an evening of on-the-ball observation and high-end audience messing in the company of one of the sharpest minds in comedy.
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TOM ALLEN AND SUZI RUFFELL  
Wednesday 23rd November 2016 - The Lowry
Suzi returns to the road with her third show ‘Common’ and fresh from supporting Sarah Millican Tom brings you a new show from his always hilarious, slightly acerbic, totally unique point of view.
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LUCY PORTER  
Saturday 26th November 2016 - The Lowry
Lucy will cover some or all of the following: censorship, generational conflict, theological ethics, home-brewing, quizzing, Britpop of the 1990s, falconry and Gary Wilmot. Lucy is a regular on TV & radio (QI, Mock The Week, The News Quiz).
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JAMES ACASTER  
Sunday 27th November 2016 - The Lowry
James Acaster finds himself with something to look forward to. Something he's always wanted. Something we all want. Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award Best Show Nominee 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012
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SHAPPI KHORSANDI  
Sunday 4th December 2016 - The Lowry
Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).
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MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE  
Wednesday 7th December 2016 - The Lowry
Now regarded as a major comedy, writing and acting talent, performing stand up nationally to sell out audiences around the UK and globally at international comedy festivals.
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PAUL FOOT  
Thursday 8th December 2016 - The Lowry
In Paul's first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant 'n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast.
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TRAILER PARK BOYS  
Sunday 11th December 2016 - Apollo

Ricky, Julian and Bubbles have announced a return to the UK in December for their ‘Dear Santa Claus, Go F#ck Yourself Tour’, and they'll be joined by the very intoxicated Jim Lahey and his cheeseburgereating sidekick, Randy.

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JUSTIN MOORHOUSE  
Sunday 11th December 2016 - The Lowry
From Live at the Apollo, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk. A little slimmer but still as “belly laugh funny” Manchester Evening News, everyone’s favourite northern charmer is back on the road and better than ever.
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RICH HALL  
Monday 12th to Thursday 15th December 2016 - The Lowry
Join Rich and his virtuoso musical mates for a mash-up of music, comedy and gratuitous coloration featuring the very best of comedy and music.
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REEVES & MORTIMER  
Thursday 15th December 2016 - Apollo

Back By Popular Demand! Reeves and Mortimer are an English comedy duo that have been entertaining the British public for years and years. A double act that has stood the test of time (so far!), they continue to leave us in stitches to this day.

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ROY CHUBBY BROWN  
Friday 16th December 2016 - Apollo

Roy 'Chubby' Brown live shows are a modern day phenomenon! The King of controversial comedy with his trademark patchwork suit, will surprise, amuse and astonish audiences. He is outrageous, controversial but always funny.

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IMPRACTICAL JOKERS  
Thursday 12th January 2017 - Manchester Arena

The cast of Comedy Central’s Impractical Jokers, featuring the acclaimed comedy troupe The Tenderloins, will make their Manchester Arena debut next year. Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano - are the creators, executive producers, and stars of Comedy Central’s hit series Impractical Jokers

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JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH  
Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th January 2017 - The Lowry
John Shuttleworth hits the road following appearances on CELEBRITY ANTIIQUES ROADSHOW and the second series of JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH’S LOUNGE MUSIC for his farewell tour.
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JACK WHITEHALL  
Friday 17th February 2017 - Manchester Arena

Multi award-winning stand-up comic Jack Whitehall returns to Manchester with a brand new show, At Large. Fresh from hosting the Royal Variety Performance and starring in Bad Education & A League Of Their Own, this is your chance to catch Jack at his dynamic best, live on stage!

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JIMMY CARR
Saturday 18th February 2017 - Apollo

The best of, ultimate, gold, greatest hits tour. Jimmy is gathering a selection of his very best jokes along with brand new material for the ultimate comed show. This is the very best of Jimmy Carr.

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RUSSELL HOWARD  
Friday 31st March 2017 - Manchester Arena

The critically acclaimed “Comedy Superstar” (Time Out), one of the best-selling acts in British stand-up and host of the smash hit TV show Russell Howard’s Good News returns to the live stage for the first time in three years.

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