Blizzard Comedy’s Live Third Birthday Show, featuring Olga Koch

April 2022 is fast approaching and that means it is very soon coming up to our third birthday!

It has been a chaotic three years and we are very grateful to still exist at all, given we have been unable to do live shows for the majority of our lifetime.

To celebrate another year of Blizzard Comedy, we have got some incredible acts coming to a NEW, BIGGER venue especially for the occasion. We’ll be hosting our birthday show this year at 53two, which means we’ll have room for more people to join us, but we still recommend booking your space as soon as possible because we are very used to selling out and having to disappoint a long waiting list.

Tickets are, as always free, and can be booked here:

For this show, we are delighted to have coming to our stage:

Headline act

Olga Koch

Olga Koch does stand-up comedy onstage and creates cathartic performance art in the privacy of her own home. She was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018, Best Show at Leicester Comedy Festival in 2020, and longlisted for Best Stand Up Show at the National Comedy Awards in 2021.

★ ★ ★ ★ “Highly engineered and funny” – The List
★ ★ ★ ★ “fantastic comedic mind with an observant eye” -Shortcom
★ ★ ★ ★ “bright new comedy talent” – The Skinny

With support from

Tony Wright

Tony Wright is a Manchester based Comic who has burst on to the comedy scene. Performing his first stand up set at aged 15 in his home county of Kent, since his debut Tony has made a huge impression on the circuit, leading to a residency as warm up act for Ramsgate Music Hall’s Edinburgh preview season in June-July 2015 opening for a certain Lou Sanders.

Since moving to Manchester Tony has started performing regular trial spots for the likes of Manford’s Comedy Clubs, The Comedy Store, Frog & Bucket, Kill For A Seat, Last Laugh as well as performing at Alex Boardman’s new Comedians Night, Deadcat Comedy and more.Tony is one of the most promising emerging talents on the circuit, with writing ability that is often compared to Jimmy Carr and a natural persona on stage, Tony has a a huge future ahead of him.

John Porter

John Porter is a 29 year old comedian from Preston, Lancashire, who has been gigging for around 7 years. John is a former Manchester XS Comedian Of The Year runner-up and has been described as a ‘Charmingly dark, refreshingly honest crowd pleaser’ (Laughter Factory), with ‘sweet, darkly menacing humour’ (The Ha Ha Club), and ‘timing beyond his years’ (Woofers Comedy Club)

Anna Thomas

Winner of the BBC’s New Comedy Award 2021, Anna Thomas is smashing the comedy scene armed with her trusty ukulele.

“Super refreshing and original in an often comedy sea of beige… one of them with funny bones she is.” – Barking Tales

“Welsh whimsy… one of the UK’s hottest new acts” – Dead Cat Comedy

“Playful and whimsical, Anna Thomas has instant likeability. Anna is definitely an act to watch out for… one of the most promising acts on the North West circuit” – Nodding Dog Comedy


Khalid Winter

Khalid Winter is a comedian who can be seen performing at some of the top comedy clubs around the UK . After growing up in Manchester he moved to London to study Archaeology, later becoming a professional archaeologist. His comedy draws on his experiences growing up on a council estate in South Manchester, having a mixed-race family, being unemployed as well as his later experiences studying and working as an archaeologist. His comedy contains thoughtful social commentary but always from a personal perspective.

“Winter’s strength is in his eye for a good line. Beautifully written with just the right mix of accuracy, understatement and humour.” – Notts Comedy Review

and our wonderful host

Jonny Collins

Jonny Collins is an aggressively inclusive Non-Binary comedian, Jonny pulls no punches yet makes everyone feel welcome and represented in their thought provoking, and well constructed deconstructions of gender, sexuality and politics. With radical leftist ideals and a fast and furious delivery style, Jonny Collins is a favourite of socialist, anarchists, feminists (of the trans inclusive variety), and queer activists alike.

“Jonny is a force of nature on stage. A whirlwind of hilarity with a unique viewpoint, they energy and passion personified.” – XS Malarkey

“Jonny Collins is deceptively rapid-fire, with a gag rate that would shame most one-line merchants. They can bring a simmer to a boil with ease, and make a huge mess of your kitchen.” – James Ross (Quantum Leopard)

As always Blizzard Comedy is complete free at point of entry, but we will accept donations on the door via cash or card that will go towards supporting our wonderful performers.

But if you would like to support us you can do that at:

Book your free ticket here.