Joseph Holt
Posted: 31st August 2017

XS Manchester and Joseph Holt Brewery Join Forces to find the Next Manchester King or Queen of Comedy!

Finalists at the XS Comedian of the Year 2016

We're delighted and very excited to tell you, XS Manchester's Comedian of the Year is BACK!!

Last year, after many comedy battle rounds, we were thrilled to crown Dawn Rigby as our Queen of Manchester Comedy! Therefore, after the huge success and fun we had searching across Greater Manchester, we have decided to do it all over again! This year, we have changed some of the venues giving you chance to spread your wings and venture into a Joseph Holt pub that you may not be so familiar with. So come down and experience all of our different pubs and also enjoy a nibble and a few drinks as you laugh your socks off!

The following pubs will host the heats for the Comedian of the Year search which gives up and coming comedians the perfect platform to perform live in front of our Joseph Holt crowd and judges. Our friend Justin Lee-Collins from XS Manchester will be back to head-up the judging panel throughout the heats. For the worthy winner, the coveted prize will be the chance to get on the radio with XS Manchester plus cold hard cash and the glory of becoming XS Manchester's King or Queen of Comedy!

The Holt's pubs that will be hosting these heats are:

Spread Eagle - 526/528 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 9LD - (Heat ONE on Thursday 14th September 2017 from 7.30pm)

Legh Arms - 178 Northenden Road, Sale Moor, Sale, M33 2SR - (Heat TWO on Thursday 21st September from 7.30pm)

Morning Star - 520 Manchester Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 9QW - (Heat THREE on Thursday 28th September from 7.30pm)

The Park - 142 Monton Road, Eccles, Manchester, M30 9QD - (Heat FOUR on Thursday 5th October from 7.30pm)

Spread Eagle - 526/528 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21 9LD - (FINAL on Thursday 12th October from 7.30pm)

Be sure to put these dates in your diary for a night of hilarious jokes and punch-lines as strong as Mike Tyson's right hook!