A humour filled evening? If it’s happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas then our Comedy section is the place to tell our readers.

If you have an event you want publicised here then please email us via the contact form

  • Thu
    8:00 pmSt Michael’s & All Angels Church, Market Place, Macclesfield

    The new Barnaby year launches with an Open Meeting at St Michaels Church, Market Place, 13 July, 8pm. Please come along – whether you’d like to get involved, contribute ideas or simply fancy a sneak preview of what’s in store!

    Plans are at an early stage, but already include many new Macclesfield-inspired commissions from this year’s Research and Development projects – building our own community of storytellers, creating virtual links with China along the Silk Road, holding a Big Sing with folk music created with local people, and even some talking silkworms.

    And, of course, the centre of town will once again be a riot of spectacle, with street theatre, a Festival of Fools, exhibitions, talks and events. On top of this, we’ll be following our ‘Routes’ theme to make some rather unexpected things happen in places beyond the town centre, such as the canal, parks, and other open spaces.

    As always, we’re creating space and opportunities for local artists and makers, and we’re encouraging young people to join the festival as both artists and producers. The programme will include a new Youth Take-Over section run in partnership with Macclesfield College. We’ve also been busy building ever-stronger links with local groups, from chess clubs to primary schools, choirs to walkers.

    So remember to join us in St Michael's for the Open Meeting on 13th July at 8pm. We’d love to see you there – old faces and new equally welcome!

  • Thu
    Buxton Opera House & Pavilion Arts Centre, Buxton, Derbyshire

    0901 Buxton Comedy Festival eh

    The first Buxton Comedy Festival is on its way to the town this summer, as part of a 4-day event (31 Aug to 3 Sep), sponsored by Thornbridge Brewery. The barrels of beer and laughter ‘combo’ is the brainchild of Buxton Opera House, where many of the events will take place – alongside its sister venue, the Pavilion Arts Centre.

    Top comedy names on the bill include the sometimes controversial stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr (headlining Sun 3 Sep), with his Best Of show. Whilst I'm a Celebrityfavourite Joel Domett plays the main-stage (on Sat 2 Sep), proving why he’s a rising star on the circuit.

    Damian Kingsley

    Damian Kingsley

    On Friday night there’s a fusion of both comedy and music, from the northern knees-up legends, Lancashire Hotpots. Skip to the following afternoon in the Pavilion Arts Centre and there’s a double-bill of Tanyalee Davis and Damian Kingsley. Damian is both funny and kind, recently performing 120 gigs, as part of his “penniless comedy tour” from Land’s End to Edinburgh – raising an astonishing £21K for Shelter! Tanyalee Davis, known as the Ferrari of comedy due to her “3’6″ stature and racy material will deliver her hilarious show Actual Size.

    Tanyalee Davis

    Tanyalee Davis

    For children aged 6+ the joke is on them during Saturday afternoon’s Comedy Club 4 Kids (Arts Centre) with clean stand-up and sketches, all aimed at children and their childish adults. For a ‘Sunday funday’ The Kagools are in town, a multi award-winning physical comedy duo ––treating us to their spontaneous buffoonery.  Look out as they have their own anorak fan base! Of course the line-up wouldn’t be complete without the monthly Buxton Buzz Comedy club, in situ during the festival on Friday night in the Arts Centre. Comedy films are also on the bill: Mon Oncle, The Ladykillers and Funny Bones.

    Other events during the festival include a Clowning Improvisation Workshop (Sun 3 Sep) and to open the festival (Thur 31 Aug) is The Man with the Twisted Hip as part of the hilarious  comedy drama The Game’s A Foot, Try the Fish – packed with non-stop laughs from start to finish.

    To find out more visit Buxton Opera House website and search for Comedy Festival, or pick up your copy of Buxton Opera House’s New Season Brochure.

Share this page on Social Media......
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on LinkedInShare on TumblrPin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on StumbleUponDigg thisEmail this to someonePrint this page