Comedy fans rejoice, because the funny festival Laughterama is returning Manchester’s Castlefield Bowl – and the line-up is absolutely stellar. A welcome addition to the Manchester festival scene (which is currently dominated by food and music), Laughterama is set to bring some of the UK’s top talent to one place – many of which you’ll likely recognise from Netflix comedy specials and hit shows such as Taskmaster.
Headlined by the hilarious Ed Gamble and multi award-winning Sarah Pascoe, guests will get to enjoy an array of acts throughout the five-night festival, alongside multi-act shows which will see comedians come together, some of Manchester’s best street food, and, of course, a fully stocked bar. Laughterama, burst onto the scene last September with a dazzling series of sell-out shows starring James Acaster, Aisling Bea, Josh Widdicombe and many more, welcoming over 10,000 comedy-lovers from Manchester and beyond to the event.
Taking place from September 6-10, the festival is organised by comedy-loving duo Will Briggs and Cass Randolph, who are responsible for some of the best comedy events in the UK including the Greenwich Comedy Festival, Brighton Comedy Garden and more.
Ed Gamble and Sarah Pascoe will be joined by QI‘s Alan Davies, the phrenetic Russell Kane, the legendary Dylan Moran and Taskmaster stars Phil Wang and Fern Brady. This year’s festival is also stacked with flawless entertainers like cult comic/poet Tim Key, viral sensation Troy Hawke, ventriloquism queen Nina Conti, Father Ted hero Ardal O’Hanlon, Mash Report host Rachel Parris and bumbling genius Ivo Graham.
Festival organiser Will Briggs said: “Last year’s festival was epic, the shows and crowds were electric, we couldn’t have asked for a stronger first year. For this year’s return we’ve been focused on making sure we maintain that feeling by presenting line-ups that will amaze and delight.”
Cass Randolph added: “We’ve added more even shows and are looking forward to welcoming back everyone that came last year plus their friends and families too, it’s going to be another incredible year.”
Laughterama 2023 line-up
Wednesday 6th September, 6:45pm
Adam Buxton: Best of Bug
Wednesday 6th September, 9pm
Thursday 7th September, 7.30pm
Friday 8th September, 7.30pm
Saturday 9th September, 4pm
Saturday 9th September, 7.30pm
Sunday 10th September, 4pm
Sunday 10th September, 7.30pm
The event takes place between September 6 & 10, and you can pick up tickets here.