Make sure you head down to Sandbar on Sat and Sun of MPF2024 to check out the Comedy stage. Once again, Frootcake have pulled together an awesome line up compèred by the fabulous Red Redmond and Sully O’Sullivan.

Here’s a summary of what you can expect.


Bethany Black

Britain’s only goth, lesbian, transgender comedian. Decidedly dark and deliciously different – a one-way ticket to a world you never knew existed. Despite being ‘unique’ she’s warm, chatty and has built a cult following for her brand of confessional comedy. She provides a sarcastic and dark view of the world’s taboo subjects in a neat PVC clad package.

“Outstanding comic, laughs just keep on coming” Channel 4 “The individual anecdotes are pitched perfectly… very funny” Chortle “Bethany Black should prepare for world domination” Bruce Dessau

Amy Gledhill

Amy performed at the first ever MPF Comedy Stage back in 2018. Since then Amy has shot to stardom. An award-nominated act who is now a BBC TV regular. We are so proud to have one of our favourite acts back to headline the last night of MPF.

As seen on; The Jonathan Ross Show, The One Show, Pointless Celebrities, The Stand Up Sketch Show, Alma’s Not Normal, Hypothetical, Guessable, Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, The Emily Atack Show and more.


Red Redmond

Red Redmond is a non-binary Stand-Up Comedian, Drag Queen, Pantomime Actor and Live-Streamer with over 10 years experience. Hot off the heels of supporting the stars of Live At The Apollo and RuPaul’s Drag Race on tour. This is the sixth year Red has booked and hosted Comedy Stage at MPF. “Devilishly dark” Huffington Post “Manipulates an audience masterfully… A rock-solid act” Chortle “The most likeable compére on the circuit” Wow247

Sully O’Sullivan

Making his TV debut on New Zealand’s iconic ‘Pulp Comedy’, UK based Kiwi Comedian Sully O’Sullivan has gone on to become a veteran of the international circuit, performing professionally in Australasia, North America, Arabia, the British Isles and Europe.

“Sully O’Sullivan was amazing.” NME “Engaging” The Scotsman “A blast of hilarity” Manchester Evening News


James Meehan

A highly sought after stand-up comic who can close, open or compere. Able to tailor his set to play the roughest clubs or the artiest theatres, James has travelled the world performing comedy to everyone and anyone. As well as being reviewed as “very funny”, he’s also been described as offbeat, aloof, uncoventional, refreshingly non-chalant and delightfully likeable.

Edinburgh Panel Prize Winner Chortle Best Newcomer Winner Edinburgh Best Newcomer Nominee

Eddie French

Eddie French is an award-winning non-binary comedian, improviser and podcaster with over 10 years experience. They have established themself as one of the most formidable acts on Yorkshire’s comedy circuit. Based in Leeds, Eddie has performed at 4 consecutive Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. They are the co-host of Punk Rock Elite podcast which has amassed over 10,000 downloads.

“Eddie might just be one of the best entertainers going today, and you’d be a fool to miss them if you get a chance to see them.” Blizzard Comedy

“Their opening joke was superb and had everyone onside and from here they built up a lot of momentum with fast paced delivery.” Notts Comedy Review

Tony Basnett

Originally from Hartlepool and now residing in Manchester Tony has taken the circuit by storm. Described as an upbeat and playful comic, Tony has been seen across the country at top comedy clubs as well as performing at some of the UK’s major music festivals. With a mischievous and positive style that will get any crowd to warm to his charm.

“undoubtedly funny with a healthy dose of confidence” Gigglebeats

Ali Brice

Stand-up Comedian and NOFX superfan Ali Brice is heading up from London with his unique brand of finely tuned whimsy. A sincere, heartfelt and happy scomedian, expect silly stories, big questions, and jokes aplenty from a ridiculous man with a stupid moustache.

As seen/heard on BBC and Channel 4 “A hidden gem” Skinny “Joyously bonkers” Chortle

Rob Mulholland

This Yorkshire comedian has clocked up a huge amount of gigs all over the UK as well as in Holland & Norway and is now a regular feature in most of the UK’s well known comedy clubs.

“Hilarious fearless stand-up” Broadway Baby

“He’s mastered the art of exaggerated anger, raging against anything on his radar… if you like your comedians pissed off, Mulholland’s your man” Chortle

Jenny Hart

Genderfluid musical comedy from one of UK’s funniest gag queens. Quickfire songs that combine her own brand of Trollopop with a sprinkle of Minchin and a dash of darkness to desensitise.

“Joyously wrong and infinitely dirty, lusciously dark and often quite flirty”

(No) Money in the Bank

Alternative comedy duo based in Leeds. Anderw Marsh and Thom Bee were brought to gether by their love of Punk Rock, Wrestling and Stand-Up Comedy. Expect the unexpected from a pair of prolific punk troubadours.

Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell is a working-class comic who grew up on a council estate and began comedy in sixth form in 2016, moving up the circuit quickly. She started breaking into paid work in 2019 when she was signed to Ingenious Fools talent agency just in time for the pandemic. She is alternative yet pervasive, revelling in main-stream comedy environments where her infectious, joyful and silly work is a delight on any line-up.

Alex Camp

Musical comedian who is effortlessly funny and endlessly absurd. Starting out in Tokyo, Japan with the renowned Stand Up Tokyo crew, opening for Aziz Ansari, Phil Wang, Lou Sanders, Neal Brennan and many more.

Jack Kelly

Founder of Manchester comedy institution: Laughienda. Jack Kelly is a sensational stand-up, writer and journalist. You may have heard his sketches on BBC Radio 4.

Justina Seselkaite

So you Think You’re Funny? Finalist 2022 and Winner of British Comedy Guide talent awards 2022

Matthew Williams

Unapologetic Punk Rock stand-up comedy from an ageless man with an anal fixation.

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