All Good Things

All Good Things: Charity Fundraiser The All Good Things crew invite you to Kraak for a fun filled night of comedy, live music, and DJ’s to take you through the night. With some of the funniest and most talented up and coming comedians, musicians, DJ’s and Producers performing on the night this is a night not to be missed. DJ’s bringing you a range of music from Reggae, Ska, Funk, House, UK Garage and Drum n Bass to keep you dancing till the early hours of the morning: Lend Me Your Ears, Senor Prezidente, Mike Boote, Dee-p and Yas. With live music from Old House Playgrounds’s Tryfo Lazos. Opening the night are two of the funniest guys Manchester has to offer, Eji Osigweand David Stanier. All profits form will be given as a charitable donation to The Christie Charity. 9pm – 4am / £3 adv / £5 otd / BUY TICKETS Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1...

The Nightingales & Ted Chippington with Faerground Accidents...

  The Nightingales on tour promoting their album ‘Mind Over Matter’ which is to be released on 11th May. On tour with them is is ‘anti-comedian’ Ted Chippington. For this date, support is provided by Louder Than War label mates Faerground Accidents. 18th May 2015 £8 http://www.wegottickets.com/event/313768   NIGHTINGALES new album MIND OVER MATTER label LOUDER THAN WAR cat # – LTW008 release date MONDAY 11 MAY 2015 distributor SOUTHERN RECORD DISTRIBUTION The “misfits’ misfits” the Nightingales new album ‘Mind Over Matter’ is released on CD and as a limited edition 180g vinyl, gatefold sleeve LP by John Robb’s Louder Than War label on Monday11 May. Like the band’s last three albums ‘Mind Over Matter’ was recorded in Germany at Hans-Joachim Irmler’s Faust Studio and produced by the ‘Gales bassist and Faust Studio house engineer Andreas Schmid. The Nightingales were formed by former Prefects (Clash’s ‘White Riot Tour’, Peel favourites, etc) vocalist Robert Lloyd and recorded a bunch of albums and 45s in the 1980s – as well as playing shows throughout Europe as headliners and supporting acts as diverse as Bo Diddley and Nico – but stopped working when Lloyd decided to combine a ‘solo career’ with money earning manual labour. Around a decade ago Lloyd chose to revive the ‘Gales but not as a nostalgia act performing old material for the entertainment of the affluent and ageing ex punk/indie brigade but as an uncompromising, confrontational contemporary group. His idea of what the band should be doing has taken time to come to fruition largely due to the coming and going of various mercenary, starry eyed, wastrel &/or part time musicians but during the recording of the ‘Insult To Injury’ album in 2008 Lloyd met Schmid who joined  the band and at last the group “got good” (R.Lloyd). The Nightingales...

Sham Bodie

Tickets: http://t.co/VEW6JI7uKb go get em. KATIE MULGREW One of our favourites who we’ve not yet been able to snare. But we have now so everything is fine. London is Funny had this to say about her: “…An absloute natural stand up, unpretentious and hugely likeable, and a great writer…A naturally gifted comic who can go all the way…” All the way to where though, probably Sham Bodie, that’s probably what he meant. FREDDY QUINNE Another fave of ours that we’ve only just managed to cement into a show Freddy Quinne has the ability to be hilariously likeable whilst telling the most honest comedy you’ll see around these parts. A natural storyteller Freddy is impossible not to love so get down and fall in love with him already. Sheesh. A SHIP OF FOOLS Somewhere in between comedy and theatre there is a ship of fools thrashing around on the waves. Here to introduce you to some of the maddest sketch theatre seen on dry land for many a year, this goodship welcomes you aboard with nary a measure of health and safety. Let’s get shanghaied! ELLE MARY Usually seen with her full band Elle Mary & The Bad Men, this will be a rare solo performance by the first half of that band’s title. Ethereal vocals that will haunt you long after you’ve left Shammers, she is a phenomenal performer you should all be keeping an eye on. Here’s a video for one of her tracks to get you started. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1trINu6D0k A GAME OF CHANCE We will be giving away some super goodies in a very special game we haven’t decided upon yet. So make sure you get down for that too! SEE YOU ON APRIL 2ND THEN MORE FUN THAN THE LAST SUPPER (they didn’t...

Sham Bodie

Sham Bodie is a night like no other. Or to put it another way, it’s like lots of different, really good nights rolled into one. How so? First off, there’s comedy. Stand up, sketches and other funny stuff from new and established acts. Then there’s music. Really good bands agree to come and play with us. To you. There’s food. No pre-drink snacking or late night kebabs for you. Instead, you get actual food delivered to your seat that you can put in your mouth and say ‘mmmm’ about. And there’s a bit of chat too. Lovely chat. All of that squashed together in one evening teat that’s yours to suckle on. If that sounds like something you want to be part of, click on the Buy Tickets page to book a ticket. Or, if you still need a bit of convincing, check the Line Up page to see who’s on....

The Coin Operated Girl...

A fundraising comedy night will be held in Manchester in aid of National Ugly Mugs Tickets are £10 on the door or can be purchased in advance atwww.ticketsource.co.uk/nationaluglymugs Miranda Kane ‘The Coin-Operated Girl’ is a London based comedian who gigs across the UK. She is also a Sex-Worker Rights and Size Acceptance activist, and has won quite a few accolades to prove that she is actually quite funny, including – Winner • Cheltenham New Act of The Year, 2014 • Semi Finalist ‘Funny Women’ 2014 • Semi Finalist ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ • Funny Women – One To Watch • Supported Jason Manford at Great Ormond Street charity gig • 4 and 5 star reviews for my debut show ‘Coin-Operated Girl’ • Signed with LBA books https://www.facebook.com/events/792156230852665/     www.uknswp.org/um/ Why we have Ugly Mugs Schemes There are various reasons for ugly mugs schemes. Sex workers in some sectors frequently suffer violence and other crimes committed by people presenting as clients, clients and others in the course of their work. Current research shows differences in the levels of violence experienced by sex workers in different sectors of the industry. For example, studies show higher levels of assault committed against street sex workers compared to indoor sex workers working in massage parlours/saunas/flats. Crimes committed against sex workers are often unreported to the police. Sex workers are also often reluctant to make formal complaints to the police and so records do not reflect actual prevalence of how common this violence can be. However, offenders need to be identified because they may attack other sex workers. Men who murder sex workers frequently have a history of violence against sex workers and others. Where do Ugly Mugs Schemes come from? The Prostitution Collective in Victoria, Australia developed the...

Sham Bodie

Get down for the most romantic night of your life. Bring anyone, they’ll be preggo by day’s end. Guaranteed*! Who the sexing sex is on then?! JANA KENNEDY Recently selling out a performance at The Lowry of her Edinburgh show with her mother, Jana is heading to the Sham Bodie which will also no doubt be a sell out. Possessing fantastic timing and a natural comic ability she is a great talent to keep an eye on. CHRIS TAVENER Young singer songwriter Chris Tavener has been impressing on the North West folk scene for sometime with his folksy satirical storytelling style. Dylan-esque in his performances he has also been in love with our host Ben Tonge for some time. So much so that he has written a loving song for him. It’s only a little creepy. http://christavener.bandcamp.com/ ALLYSON JUNE SMITH Canadian comic Allyson June Smith has proven her comedy chops in her native land and so has come to conquer our fair comedy lands. If you’ve seen her then you’ll be aware that she is well on her way. Mixing girl next door charm with, quite frankly, a mouth like a sailor. She is an amazing stand up who has toured with fellow cannuck Stewart Francis. We’re delighted to have her on. http://allysonjunesmith.com/ MR SUSIE’S MR & MRS Extra-terrestrial odd bod Mr Susie appeared at our first Sham Bodie many moons ago and since then he’s only gotten more confused with the human world. And since it’s Valentine’s Day two days later we thought we’d have him play a special Sham Bodie version of The Newlyweds Game. Having already hosted his own game show on the internet (Cheeky Flippin’ Nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuYIvHJXvNw) we know he’s obviously a perfect fit for this...