Comedy fans rejoice, because a brand new festival taking place in Manchester has been announced – 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 James Acaster, 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.
Acaster will be joined by Netflix star and 8 Out Of 10 Cats favourite Aisling Bea, Hypothetical co-star Josh Widdicombe, Rosie Jones, Nish Kumar and many, many more.
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.
Festival organiser Will Briggs says: “We’ve been dreaming of bringing this festival to Manchester for a long time now, the city should absolutely have a stand-out event showcasing the wealth of comedy talent around at the moment. There’s a golden age for comedy right now, with so many platforms to enjoy amazing content.
“Many of our acts have their own TV or podcast series, but nothing beats live, and we can’t wait to put these acts in front of a Manchester crowd. We already know the shows are going to be electric!”.
The event takes place between 21-25th September, and you can pick up tickets here.