Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas cheer & beer

S'up dudes..
We all cool? Freezing? Buzzing? Eating too much shite at the the German market?


ManillaRoad Comedy is back at The Victoria on Thursday 5th December with top headliner -


We've both seen & done loads of gigs with Mickey and you's are gonna love him man..

Here's what a few other dudes had to say about him..

Mickey Sharma is currently taking the circuit by storm in the last year winning a number of prestigious new act competitions and within 2 years of starting, is performing in some of the biggest comedy clubs in the UK. Newbury Comedy Festival New Act finalist 2010 and Winner Bath Comedy Festival New Act competition 2010.

".....engaging energy" Chortle

"Mickey Sharma has an act that brings that little twist of brilliance, biting comedy with a backbeat and soul." The Eastern Eye

"A very enjoyable, laugh a minute rollercoaster ride." The list

He'll be supported by Dan Nicholas, Jane Huxley, Jim Carroll & one of our favorite acts on the circuit, Brendan Higgins (you've gotta see this guy, hilarious)

For this gig, we're gonna donate all proceeds to the Philippines disaster fund..

See you's in December dudes,
MR x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Baby its cold outside

But not at ManillaRoad..

How we all doing dudes?
Did you's enjoy Ian Cognito last month? We did too..

This month, Thursday 7th November, the headliner will be..
At the request of some of you..


Yes.. Andy is back at ManillaRoad for the first time since July '12.. He's a brilliant act, gigged with him loads.. His crazy outlook, daft views & anecdotes are gonna get that room rocking again..

Here's what others had to say -

Andy White is a Brummie true comedian who escaped from a call centre to become a stand up comic. He combines silly voices and a mad afro to devestating comic effect. Andy's humour embraces silly voices, funny faces, observational humour, topical humour and his mixed race background. He can do comedy material that's clever, cheeky, sick or just silly. His performance can shift from deadpan to loud and physical.

"Headline comedian Andy White was hilarious" - Official Comedy, Grimsby

"Oozes talent" - What's On Magazine 

"The laughs turned to applause many times for Andy" - Suzanne Worthington, BBC Cumbria

"Undeniably entertaining" -

As usual, Doors open 8pm & there's support from four emerging acts..
See you's on Thursday..


Friday, 20 September 2013

Greetings for October!!!!


How good was Nick Doody last month eh? Thankyou to everyone who came, amazing that we were busier than the Glee Club.. We're proud..

Now.. For OCTOBER 10th.. ManillaRoad are thrilled to bring you..


'Cogs' is one of the best comics on the national circuit, a veteran who clearly knows what he’s doing as he spits his darkly humorous vitriol over an unsuspecting crowd. Outspoken, opinionated, and totally clued up, this man’s take on the world will have you convinced and convulsed (with laughter).

"Cognito’s indignant polemic is a bracing antidote to more amiable routines. When a comedian can transform rage into humour without diluting their passion, the result is always riveting. Share his inspired madness." - William Cook, The Guardian

"Cognito puts them all in the shade. If you want to know what’s wrong with New Britain, Ian Cognito’s going to tell you. And if you don’t, you’d better keep your mouth shut. Just stunning." - Phil Daoust, The Guardian

"Ian Cognito is up there with the greats. He rants - but not without thought." - Evening Standard

Full support from Ben Briggs, Ben Slaughter, Andrew McBurney & Broady..

As usual, FREE entry.. Doors open 8pm..

Look forward to seeing you's..


ps - recommend getting in early for a seat, it's going to be busy..

Monday, 22 July 2013

Hot Hot Comedy!!!


Heatwaves all over the country, what better way to enjoy them than with some FREE comedy..

On August 1st we have .....


We love Andy, he's been here before to try out stuff before touring but he's back to rock the place as headliner..
Here's what a few had to say -

Andy has done over 2000 gigs all over the place, including yer Glee Clubs, Comedy Stores, Highlights and Jongleurs..
Also he’s worked as a warm up artist for loads of popular shows on television such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Shooting Stars, Later with Jools Holland, Jonathan Ross as well dozens of others you may know… and some you definitely won’t. He is still relieved that What’s In Your Celebrity Fridge? never made it to series..

‘Andy Robinson is an absolute joy to work with… self-deprecating, generous, very funny and relaxed’ – Jo Brand

And he'll be supported by Richard Quarmby, Gareth & Kiruna, Dave Pitt & Frankie Peoples..

Doors open 8pm, as ever its FREE..

MR x

Wednesday, 3 July 2013



First off, sorry for not updating for June.. A slap on the wrist for us..

Second off, thankyou to everyone who came to ManillaRoad at the Hobs Meadow in Solihull..
Smashing lineup of Masai Graham, Ben Slaughter, Leon Clifford, Albert Smith, Wizzy Janew & Roger Swift put on a top show..



We have performing, 

Jay Handley, The Bob Blackman Appreciation Society, Chris Chopping, Jonny Greatrex & James Cook..

As per, doors open at 8pm and its FREE entry..

MR x

Monday, 29 April 2013

May the 2nd be with you..


How goes it dudes? Hopefully all bloody marvellous..

Fancy FREE comedy again with us? I think you should coz on May 2nd we have..

As seen in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights...
Your headliner


With great support coming from

Steve Day
Alex Crowther
Rob Kemp
Gareth Berliner
Craig Deeley

As usual, doors open at 8pm


Sunday, 31 March 2013

April 4th


We're BACK at The Victoria with FREE live comedy on Thursday April 4th..

Mint lineup of Masai Graham, Eddie Harris, Wizzy Janew, Andy Robinson, Leon Clifford & Billal Jamil..
As usual, doors open at 8pm for an 8.30 start..

Look forward to seeing you's there dudes..

MR x

Monday, 25 February 2013

February/March update


We trust & hope this finds you all well (if anybody is reading)..
BIG news.. ManillaRoad's comedy night at the Victoria is back on Thursday 7th March & we have a belting lineup..

On the bill are - Jon Pearson, Leanne McKie, Jason Neale, Jack Kirwan with one more act to be confirmed


A very Special Guest headliner as seen on Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow..

As usual, FREE entry. Doors open 8pm. Comedy starts 8.30pm

See you there x

Monday, 21 January 2013

We're back..

Hellooo dearest dudes & dudettes..

Missed us? We've missed you.. However, is it says FREE COMEDY at The Victoria is BACK on February 7th with another ace lineup featuring Steph Loftus, Ian Crawford, Colin Harris, Shaun McHugh, Jack Kirwan..

As before, doors open 8pm, comedy starts at half past..
Look forward to catching you's there..