Group Therapy in Residence at The Deaf Institute

Comedy heavyweights Group Therapy are to present their Fringe Festival Preview Season ‘Edinburgh: Before’ in Manchester over the next couple of months in preparation for their appearance in Edinburgh in August.

Setting up shop at The Deaf Institute, Group Therapy will be hosting the likes of Paul Foot, Josie Long, Nish Kumar and many more in one of Manchester’s best loved venues. You can expect to see two top acts each night – so you’ll get more bang for your buck as a 70’s car salesman would say.

So you can expect to see household names alongside some of the most exciting acts on the UK scene and all for only 5 notes per show. To add to that – if you feel like going to them all – you can pay £30 for a sort of season pass. Here’s the line-up of what to expect…

Thursday 8th June
Phil Ellis
“Wildly inappropriate… chaotic, gloriously silly” Time Out
“Imagine a cross between Sean Lock and Eddie Izzard and you might be getting somewhere, but nowhere close” Evening Standard

Thursday 15th June
I See You
“The jokes are as cruel as they are funny, ie, very” Chortle
“Destined to be one of the brightest stars in the British comedy firmament… a frighteningly intelligent gagsmith” The Scotsman

Thursday 22nd June
Ivo Graham
“Screams superstar… should be huge in five years’ time” Mail on Sunday
“Funny, frank and perceptive” Scotsman

Thursday 29th June
Robin Ince
“Robin Ince is thoughtful, provocative and very funny” The Times
“Destined for greatness… he’s got charm, anecdotes, callbacks and a worrying father” Sunday Times

Thursday 6th July
Carl Donnelly
“’He’s a remarkable talent – a relaxed, easygoing anecdotalist with an eye for funny details. An hour in his company is a true delight” Time Out
“Sets the bar high with a fluid gag driven set, delivered with astute timing” Chortle

Thursday 13th July
Fern Brady
“Crackles with fire, has beautiful timing, perfectly pitched delivery and great gags to boot… has the air about her of a woman going places” The Scotsman
“Undeniably honest and hilarious” Three Weeks

Thursday 20th July
Danny McLoughlin
“Danny McLoughlin is a class act. His innate comic timing, insightful digressions and ability to think on his feet puts him alongside the most talented and genuinely funny comedians.” Three Weeks
“This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle” Chortle

Thursday 27th July
Sean Patton
“He’s dynamite, even with ordinary material, turning standard Brooklyn-hipster jokes into a stomping, roaring tour de force” New York Times

I’ll personally be heading to the 8th June show before my General Election all-nighter so I’ll send through a comprehensive review next week. Look out for that well written piece of art.

The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE
0161 276 9350



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