The Comedy Vault

Sadie Pearson
Image courtesy of The Comedy Vault.

The Comedy Vault at Fierce Bar, Manchester Until 18 August 2025 Entrance is free — Visit now

Every Monday night, upstairs at Fierce Bar on Thomas Street, The Comedy Vault hosts an outrageously funny open-mic night.

This year round success is a local favourite, and definitely a favourite of ours. The atmosphere is supportive and friendly, and given the sheer number of acts on, the laughs are eclectic as they come.

Expect 15 short and sharp sets, during which you’ll catch plenty of brand new talent, and if you’re at all tempted to get behind the mic yourself, the five-minute set time isn’t too daunting.

This is often tipped as the best open mic in Manchester among fellow comics, and it’s not hard to understand why. The fresh and exciting talent on show is not to be skipped.

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The Comedy Vault at Fierce Bar, Manchester Until 18 August 2025 Entrance is free Visit now

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57 Thomas Street, Manchester. Courtesy 57 Thomas Street
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