A little bit of West Wales decamped to Manchester when the Machynlleth Comedy Festival came for a weekend at MIF17.

Every spring, 6,000 people descend on the tiny Welsh town of Machynlleth (population: 2,235) for one of Europe’s most delightful and unusual comedy events. The small but perfectly formed Machynlleth Comedy Festival encourages comics to experiment and have fun with their material in some very intimate venues, with shows staged everywhere from the local bowling club to the ancient Welsh parliament building.

In the spirit of Machynlleth, we invited the likes of Mark Watson, Sara Pascoe and Tony Law for a series of special shows at two tiny Manchester venues, joined by some of the country’s best young comics…

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