The boroughs Middleton Arena will be one of the official venues for this years Manchester Comedy Festival. The annual festival will run from 18 - 31 October, with around 120 shows and performances being staged in over 30 venues across the city.

The Middleton complex has already established itself as a popular destination on the live comedy circuit since it was launched last year, staging performances from the likes of Lee Mack, Dave Spikey, John Bishop, Rich Hall and Chris Addison.


Multitude Media in Manchester has been appointed to handle the public relations for this year’s Manchester Comedy Festival.

The specialist PR agency was set up just over 2 years ago, working in entertainment and sport. It’s now representing 19 acts at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, as well as and 2 Manchester comedians.
The 2010 Comedy Festival will be headlined by Frankie Boyle, Jimmy Carr and Mark Watson.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Manchester Comedy Festival as it’s one of the best and biggest of its kind in the country,” said Multitude Media founder and director, Will Wood.

“Manchester has a rich cultural history and the Manchester Comedy Festival will continue to show why, especially as the programme this year is shaping up to be the most exciting yet."

The full line-up for the Manchester Comedy Festival 2010 will be announced soon.