• 22
  • 10
  • 2016
  • 06.00
  • pm
  • Ballroom

Women in Comedy Festival

Please note this is an 18+ event

Eleanor Conway : Have you ever done the walk of shame?

What is life without something that makes you feel good?

Ferocious clubber and party girl Eleanor Conway spent her 20s partying around the world as a music journalist. She’s worked for the Chinese mafia, made hardcore porn and Tinder’d her way through most of London. Now clean and sober she’s failing to find moderation and meaning.

A stand-up show about sex, sobriety and sambuca, and the modern addict that lies within us all.  

Gulliver’s Ballroom, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Doors 18:15 | Show 18:30-19.30


Toots & Leigh

If Morecambe & Wise had a 2-headed lovechild, Toots & Leigh are deluded enough to think they would be it…

Mandy Tootill debuted in stand-up at the Women in Comedy Festival in 2014 and she hasn’t looked back since. She met Kerry onstage a year before when she was challenged to a dance-off which she won with her fly moves and gurning face. Kerry Leigh has been doing comedy for ages – during which she’s gained 1 wife, 2 children and 2 anaphylactic shocks. You might recognise her as the host of Laughing Cows Comedy which wins rave reviews every year. Together they make an awesome team with a double-act chemistry that would make Ant and Dec nervous…if they were lesbians.

Sketch comedy from Mandy Tootill and Kerry Leigh (which received a standing ovation as ‘Noblash’) in Oct 2015 at the Women In Comedy Festival

Gulliver’s Ballroom, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Doors 19:45 | Show 20:00-21.00

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Kate Fox : The Wrong Stuff

Kate Fox doesn’t want to be a Mum, to be middle class, or to have a perfect body. Does this make her incredibly weird or incredibly normal? She’s been a token Northerner on Radio 4, and this show contains material from her first Radio 4 comedy series “The Price of Happiness” and from the second series which she is working on now. She’s gigged everywhere from Latitude to the Edinburgh Fringe, the Southbank Centre to Sunday for Sammy, and done comedy on Radio 6 Music, Radio 4, and Radio 3 (but not Radio 1 because she’s not cool enough).

“Funny and endearing with a cynicism that cuts through the whimsy” (Sunday Telegraph), “A wonderful storyteller” (Three Weeks), “Winning, witty and wise” (Acumen), “Bold and brassy and very, very funny” (Tribune), “Reminds us of Victoria Wood, Alan Bennett and Willy Russell” (Whatsonstage.com), “Captivating, funny and warm” (The F Word), “A bilingual cross between stand up comedy and sit down poetry. Fabulous, feminist, funny” (Morning Star)

Gulliver’s Ballroom, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Doors 21:15 | Show 21:30-22.30


Club Feminista: Official Afterparty

An all female line up of DJs complimented by cabaret style live performances and open mic opportunities for all art forms, comedy, music and DJs

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DJ Karen

One of the festival crew, who will excite you with tracks from The Sllts to Missy Elliot.

Michele Durante

A long Island native, Michelle will be tackling subjects such as her own sexuality and her time on in the South Bronx as a New York City narcotics detective – she’s guaranteed to be a hit at any comedy event.

Gulliver’s Ballroom, 109 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LW

Doors 22:30 – 01:00