7 Comedians to watch out for at Creatures Comedy Festival

Creatures Comedy Club are bringing their inaugural festival to their Northern Quarter Club in July! Find out who the 7 Comics you simply can't miss are below...

Skiddle Staff

Last updated: 19th Jun 2024

One of Manchester's best comedy clubs, Creatures Comedy Club, is bringing its inaugural festival, Creatures Comedy Festival, to the city from the 19th - 28th of July!

Showcasing comedians’ preview shows before they hit Edinburgh Fringe the very next week, from local acts to shows from across the globe, there are over 30 to choose from... However, with all that choice, who do you go and see? We've had a chat with the team behind the festival, and they've pointed us towards seven acts they believe you simply cannot miss. 

The festival producers said: "We're so excited to bring the inaugural festival from Manchester's only 7-night-a-week comedy club to the Northern Quarter. We've focused on creating a diverse lineup including international acts and local favourites to highlight why Manchester should be the comedy capital of the UK." 

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SECOND SHOW Sashi Perera: Boundaries

When: Saturday 20th July 2024

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

You may not have seen Sashi live, but chances are you've seen her viral clips online. After her first appearance sold out rapidly due to demand, the Creatures Comedy Festival crew have given you another chance to see the sensational Sashi Perera.

Set boundaries. Find peace. It sounds so simple, but, in her new show Boundaries, Aussie Sashi Perera calls bullsh*t. Sashi dives into high crime, religion, and the animal kingdom as she explores the absurdity of boundaries. Grab tickets below now!


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Elf Lyons: Horses

When: Wednesday 24th July 2024

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Bringing the World Premier of the first comedy show ever performed entirely by a horse to Creatures Comedy Festival, Elf Lyons is one of the most wonderfully wacky and creative comics on the planet, with none of her shows ever remotely resembling the next.

With plenty of horsing around and where there be no reigning it in, this show by Elf is one for the lovers of more conceptual comedy, and we can bet it best to go in blind. Grab tickets below!


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Evan Desmarais: Golden Hour

When: Saturday 27th July 2024

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Creatures Comedy Club owner and all-around legend, Evan Desmarais, is bringing his new show "Golden Hour" to Creatures Comedy Festival

In the show, life's beauty takes centre stage. Through witty observations and infectious humour, Evan explores the overlooked joys in life, from the warmth of a morning coffee to the joy of reconnecting with old friends. Join him on this comedic journey as he celebrates the extraordinary in the ordinary, reminding us to cherish life's golden moments. Tickets below!


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Northern Takeover - Sunday 28th July 2024

On the last day of the Creatures Comedy Festival, the Mancunian basement in Northern Quarters Corner Boy welcomes four of the North's biggest rising stars - Molly McGuinness, Harriet Dyer, Brennan Reece, and Raul Kohli - for a full afternoon of top-class northern hilarity. 

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Molly McGuinness: Slob (WIP)

When: Sunday 28th July 2024 - 1:45pm til 2:45pm

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Stand-up comedian and Salford’s number one slob, Molly McGuinness, brings her work-in-progress show about Meat Loaf, working in a sex shop and being in a coma to the Creatures Comedy Festival's Northern Takeover. 

A finalist in the BBC New Comedy Awards and has done tour support for Joe Lycett, Rachel Fairburn and Danny McLoughlin; Molly McGuinness is a local lass who must be seen. Tickets below!


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Harriet Dyer: SKIN

When: Sunday 28th July 2024 - 3:30pm til 4:30pm

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Give us a cheer if you’ve got skin? WELL THEN, THIS IS THE SHOW FOR YOU!

Coming to Creatures Comedy Festival's Northern Takeover is this brand new story-based chaos with heart and peculiarities from acclaimed stand-up Harriet Dyer (Comedy Central Live, Rosie Jones’s Disability Comedy Extravaganza, The Russell Howard Hour and winner of 2022 Edinburgh Fringe.) Grab tickets below!


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Brennan Reece: Me Me Me

When: Sunday 28th July 2024 - 5:15pm til 6:15pm

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Brenna Reece has done it all; Live at the Apollo, Roast Battle, Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee, Joe Lycett and Micky Flanagan Tour Support, Over 100 million views online. Everything was going perfectly for this cheeky Northern gobshite until he got fired for telling a joke. A reeeeally bad one. Only joking...

He is one of the kings of the Northern club scene and on this bill for a reason, so come and see Brennan's new tour show, Me Me Me, at Creatures Comedy Festival; It's not one to miss!


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Raul Kohli: Raul Britannia

When: Sunday 28th July 2024

Where: Creatures Of The Night Comedy Club in Manchester

Award-winning comedian and proud Brit, Raul Kohli is the son of a Hindu Indian and a Sikh Singaporean, raised in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where his best friend was a Pakistani Muslim. He has lived in every corner of this glorious nation and is fascinated by the diversity of these small isles. Imagine his surprise to hear from politicians and the media that multiculturalism has failed.

Raul Kohli's headline show at the Creatures Comedy Festival's Northern Takeover is set to be an absolute riot. Grab tickets below!


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