Just how long does a trend take to burn out? A fly-by look at the rise and rise of pop-ups, a trend which seems in no danger of fading away. Plus a Q&A with pop-up enthusiasts NOISE charity.
Eleven hours of performance, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
From the 2nd – 5th February 2012 for only £135
Dani Middleton is taken by the Jon Richardson factor
On 31st October and 1st November 2011, Manchester’s very own Comedy Store hosted the very first Short Film Comedy Festival, Cofilmic. The Mancunion was kindly invited to the events on the Tuesday evening to view a series of short comedy films followed by the award ceremony. Cofilmic was set up by Janet Harrison after her […]
Ben Norris hosted an evening of comedy stylings at The Comedy Store with acts from Paul Tonkinson, Michael Fabbri, Andrew Bird and Phil Nichol. Ben was a great host; his comedy was witty and quick in improvisation with some urban-based Hip Hop. The crowd was suitably drunk and rowdy and dealing with a raucous audience […]
To be able to start a show successfully with a string of bird walk impressions, including a chicken in a minefield, can only prepare the audience for a good 2 hours of comedy. Jimeoin is not only hilariously funny but also has the most inviting smile and a charming Irish accent. His comedy is not […]
Remember Hulme estate’s torrid to tepid past? Well if you don’t (or you do), read on. Because we couldn’t resist asking the resident lens-witness of those ebbs and flows a few questions on what he remembers from those years – Manchester’s loyal-est photographer Al Baker. October 2011 PC: Where and when did you live in […]
On 31st October and 1st November Manchester will be playing host to the premier of Cofilmic, the Short Comedy Film Festival. From the mind of Manchester business woman, Janet Harrison, Cofilmic gives aspiring producers, actors, writers, comedians and directors the chance to have their work ogled by the masses and judged by a panel of comedy’s finest. The […]
Sara Jaspans asks when film and art intersect – what happens to the facts? – in this artist-made documentary.
Hayley Flynn’s Skyliner blog captures the Manchester that we miss in the street-level crush
Enkhbold Togmidshiirev, Mongolian performance artist, spoke to us about his conception of place. But where is his place in the art world?
The current retrospective of the forgotten Impressionist rights past wrongs
Do not panic, you are in the Arts section not Music you haven’t lost the plot. We in the Arts section thought Le Chic deserved a spot in our art-hearts too, they’re more than musical genius’s, they are Le Chic. So crank up your ipod, pop on a head band, whip your hair back and […]
Arriving late and being uneducated in what the Frisky and Mannish experience involved, I admit I lacked the necessary enthusiasm for the duo’s introductory round of audience participation that had already begun. Fighting the initial urge to run straight back out of the door, the show gathered momentum and we couldn’t help but pick up […]
Manchester’s comedy store has been open since 2000 and, like its sister stage in London, is one of the most established venues in comedy. Best in Standup is one of the club’s weekly shows. Compare Ben Norris was relaxed and irreverent, and did the usual crowd warm up banter with ease and fast-paced wit. Opener […]
Described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘Britain’s funniest women’, Lady Garden are five girls who have been working their bums off climbing the ladder to comedy genius status. Since graduating from our very own University of Manchester back in 2008, they began their journey Edinburgh Fringe and have this year set up their […]