Can you believe there are only three more days of shows at the Manchester Comedy Festival 2010? We can't, but to provide us with comfort is another night of cracking comedy. Here's our round-up...

Parannoyance (The Comedy Store, 3pm)

This high octane and interactive comedy show uniquely fuses magic, multimedia and subversive storytelling. The show was the runner-up for the Best Comedy award at Buxton Fringe Festival and it has toured at comedy and science festivals up and down the country. Click here to buy tickets.

Special FX Presents: Western Gentlemen and The Keep Up Olgas (Royal Exchange Theatre, 6pm, Happy hour from 5.30pm – 7pm)

Tonight, the Royal Exchange provide you with an alternative to regular stand up and instead present you with an evening of hilarious, witty character creations and bizarre musicians. Western Gentlemen, with their rare ability to titillate and stupefy, facing off with the deeply wonky and inventive Keep Up Olga internet site tribute band. Don’t miss what will be a brilliant evening of entertainment. Click here to buy tickets.

Stand Up For The Commuters (Apotheca, 6pm)

This quality comedy night brings you no less than four comedians in one hour. This sharp, fast-paced night of first-class banter will surely have you ready to face the weekend. Click here to buy tickets.

Crispy Comedy Cuts (An Outlet, 7pm-Midnight)

This is a brand spanking new monthly comedy night that merges future music and local beats with cracking comedy. The night is an extension of the Crispy Comedy Cuts segment on Unity Radio. Tonight’s guests include the brilliantly funny comedians, Killian Monson and Jay Edwards, plus an acoustic set from Carjack Mallone and live DJs. Get down to An Outlet for food, cheap drinks and some top quality entertainment. Click here to buy tickets.

Quentin Reynolds, Comedy Mindreader (Lass O’Gowrie, 7.30pm)

Winner of the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year in 2005, this comedy mindreader explores the psychic and the paranormal to a comic backdrop of laughter and astonishment. Quentin's is also the only show to be running for every day of the festival, so he's also got stamina. Click here to buy tickets.

Best in Stand Up (The Comedy Store, 8pm)

The world-famous Comedy Store bring you an evening of first-class comedy with four comics at the top of their game – Jeff Innocent, Louis Ramey, Milton Jones, a special guest plus Mick Ferry as MC. Open spots also give you the chance to see fresh-blood on a professional stage for the first time. Click here to buy tickets.

Jimmy Carr: Laughter Therapy ( O2 Apollo Manchester, Door time 7pm, Show time 8pm)

King of one-liners, Jimmy Carr, is at the O2 Apollo fresh from touring up and down the country with his show, Laughter Therapy. For those of you with a sick sense of humour, Jimmy recommends laughter! So get down to the Apollo for some top-quality stand up from this critically acclaimed and deservedly successful comedian. Click here to buy tickets.

Barrel of Laughs (Frog and Bucket, Door time 7pm, Show time 8.15pm)

The critically acclaimed John Warburton is MC for this spectacular evening of first-class comedy featuring three comics – the side-splitting Barry Dodds, the hilarious Jim Tavaré, and the witty Sean Moran. Click here to buy tickets.

Michael Redmond – ‘It’s Not Father Stone… It’s Michael Redmond’ (MCF @ The Engine House, Door time 8pm, Show time)

You may recognise Michael as Father Stone from C4’s Father Ted. Tonight, this masterful comedian is in Manchester with some first-class stand up, so get down to The Engine House for some deadpan comedy. Click here to buy tickets.

Have You Seen Danny Pensive? (Lass O’Gowrie, 8.30pm)

The hilarious Danny Pensive is guaranteed to get laughs out of the audience by divulging his deepest and darkest secrets through excerpts from his diary. He covers everything from goldfish and key cutting to imaginary friends. ‘Original, genuinely unpredictable and very rewarding’ Chortle. Click here to buy tickets.

Kevin Gildea – Here Comes Kevin Gildea (MCF @ The Engine House, Door time 9.15pm, Show time 9.30pm)

Kevin has had countless credits on TV and Radio (including Father Ted, Alexei Sayle’s Merry Go Round and Radio 4’s The O Show) and is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe. Tonight he is in Manchester with some top quality stand up. 'Highly original and explosively funny' Sunday Times. Click here to buy tickets.

Divas of Pop (BirdCage, Door time 9pm, Show time 10.15pm, new show every 40 mins, Last show 1.30am)

BirdCage’s glamorous showgirls and sexy male dancers will give you an evening of entertainment you won’t forget! For a flamboyant, outrageous, and funny night out, head down to BirdCage. Click here to buy tickets.

Rose Wilby’s Further Science Of Sex (The Comedy Store, 11pm)

Funny Women Finalist and winner of the Fringe Report award, Rosie Wilby, is in Manchester tonight with her acclaimed latest show. She looks at what makes us gay or straight, what turns us on, what are pheromones, and why we are attracted to one person and not another. Don’t miss this! Click here to buy tickets.

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