XS Malarkey is an award winning, not for profit comedy club in Manchester.
It is promoted and compered by the comedian and actor Toby Hadoke, and runs every Tuesday night. In 2007, a Guardian article described XS Malarkey as a “great example of how a club should be run”.
It began life in 1997 at Scruffy Murphys (now Sir Joseph Whitworth) in Fallowfield, before moving down the road to Bar XS on 25 September 2001, where the headline acts were Toby Foster and Jimmy Carr. In 2010, it moved once again to The Queen of Hearts (Now 256 Wilmslow Road), before moving to Platt Chapel 186 Wilmslow Road in 2011. During 2013, XS Malarkey was resident at the now defunct Jabez Clegg Beer Hall. In January 2014, XS Malarkey moved to the Pub/Zoo on Grosvenor Street, which was rebranded as the Bread Shed behind the Flour and Flagon in August 2017.
The club has won Best Comedy Club (North) nine times at the Chortle Awards, and Best Comedy Club twice at the North West Comedy Awards. Toby Hadoke also won ‘Best Off-Stage Contribution’ at the 2008 Chortle Awards.
Some of the biggest names out there began their careers at XS Malarkey and include Jason Manford, Alan Carr, and Justin Moorhouse. The club has also featured appearances from Stewart Lee, Peter Kay, Mick Miller, Shazia Mirza, Chris Addison, Dave Spikey, Reginald D Hunter, Russell Howard, Jo Caulfield and Junior Simpson.
XS Malarkey Award winning comedy at The Bread Shed, 126 Grosvenor Street, Manchester. M1 7HL. Entrance through The Flour and Flagon.
£3 members / £5 non-members / £8 lifetime membership & includes that night’s entry.
Doors 7pm, show 8pm.
Ages 18+ only. Seats are unreserved and limited.
Line up subject to change. Right of admission reserved.
Tuesday 29th January
The Story Beast, Pete Dobbing, Katie Mitchell, Darcie Silver & Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 5th February
Jack Barry, Khalid Winter, Celya Ab, Jenny B Side & MC Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 12th February
Jamali Maddix, Kat Molinari, Michael J Dolan, TBC & MC Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 19th February
Elf Lyons, Steffan Alun, Amy Vreeke, TBC & MC Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 26th February
Laura Lexx, Alastair Beckett King, Chris Fay, Morgan Rees, Jaime Hobson & MC Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 5th March
Eleanor Morten, Mary Flanigan, Hannah Jones, TBC & Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 12th March
Sean McLoughlin, Louise Leigh, TBC, TBC & Toby Hadoke
Tuesday 26th March
Ben Target, Hannah Silverman, Max Poole, TBC & Toby Hadoke