Group Therapy in Residence at the Deaf Institute


Hailed by Manchester Wire as ‘comedy coinnesseurs’ Group Therapy presents our Fringe Festival Preview Season ‘Edinburgh: Before’. Our run at Tiger Lounge saw shows that went onto become award-winning hits at the festival and also contributed to the club being voted CityLife Best Comedy Club of 2015.

Due to demand and the high calibre acts we’ve booked in we’ve moved to The Deaf Institute where we can be found each Thursday throughout June and July. We’ll be hosting the likes of Paul Foot, Josie Long, Nish Kumar and many more in one of Manchester’s best loved venues.

Expect to see household names alongside some of the most exciting acts on the UK scene for the quite frankly ridiculous price of £5 per show. That’s two full shows every week for just a fiver. And if that wasn’t enough we’re also putting a season ticket on sale priced at £30. That works out at a saving of £10 and means you’ll be seeing four shows completely free. Or another way of looking at it is that it’s 50p per show!

The Line-ups 

1st June

Gein’s Family Giftshop – “They are exceptionally brilliant’ Reece Shearsmith Ben Target – “Staggeringly inventive, this highly physical performer is a true original and a legend in the making” Guardian

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

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

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

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

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 Matt Ewins – “Sets the bar high with a fluid gag driven set, delivered with astute timing” Chortle

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 Garrett Millerick – “Undeniably honest and hilarious” Three Weeks

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 John Luke Roberts – “This is alternative comedy close to its pinnacle” Chortle

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 Special Guest TBC

1st June – Thursday 27th July 
Doors 7pm / Shows 8pm – £5 

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