8pm (doors open 5pm)
Thursday July 4th |


Comedy Night – Expédition Lounge Bar

Comedy Night, - Expédition Lounge Bar, Thursday, 8pm, £20

An evening of top-class stand-up comedy starring Allyson Smith, Danny Sutcliffe and Dan Nightingale. The evening starts at 8pm, and the doors open at 5pm. There is a late bar and DJ and food is available until 10pm.
Tickets: £20 from the Festival Box Office, or at Expédition. This event is for over 18s only.
Proceeds from Charity Auction and Raffle go to Room at The Inn homeless charity, Warrington.

The comedians

Allyson Smith

Award-winning Canadian comic who lives in Manchester is a self confessed ‘over-sharer’ who finds a way to connect with everyone in the room, while sharing her blend of observational wit, bite and shame! Allyson’s magic is in creating perfomances which feel like an intimate group therapy session.

Jason Manford says: simply one of the funniest comedians I have ever worked with.

Danny Sutcliffe

Danny is recognised as one of the most gifted emerging talents on the UK comedy scene. He has won multiple awards and is a great MC with a likeable stage manner. Danny is a regular performer on the comedy festival circuit and has featured on various radio stations. He was recently part of the Laterooms online ads during the Channel 4 Comedy Gala.

Dan Nightingale

Originally from Preston, Dan began his comedy career in Newcastle in 2002. He moved to Manchester where he went from being the barman at the Frog and Bucket, to booking agent, to hosting and finally the compere. He went professional in 2004 and at the Edinburgh Festival he performed in the Big Value Comedy Show, later returning to jointly perform with Josie Long.


Tickets for the Festival comedy night event are limited and often sell out quickly. Book your tickets from 10am, 7th June to avoid disapointment.


Please note that the line-up is subject to change.

Here is a map showing venues around the Village, including blue badge parking.