Bernard Manning
Bernard Manning

Bernard Manning

  • Stand-up comedian

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Bernard Manning's 'iconic' Embassy club for sale

One of the landmarks of Manchester's clubland is up for sale. The World Famous Embassy Club in Harpurhey was owned by the late controversial comedian Bernard Manning.

BBC News, 15th December 2014

Bernard Manning's 'iconic' Embassy club for sale

One of the landmarks of Manchester's clubland is up for sale. The World Famous Embassy Club in Harpurhey was owned by the late controversial comedian Bernard Manning.

BBC News, 15th December 2014

'No, I was not bounced on Bernard Manning's knee"

"I don't have a blog today," I told Matt Roper this afternoon. "You'll have to give me one. I always tell people that, as a boy, you were bounced on Bernard Manning's knee and you say you weren't. There must be a blog in that."

John Fleming, John Fleming's Blog, 28th October 2014

Rare Daniel Kitson footage unearthed

A few weeks ago, however, I was tipped off about a TV documentary that featured Kitson when he was pretty much totally unknown. It was a late night Channel 4 series called The Other Side and in 1999 it produced an episode called Edinburgh Madness which went to the Edinburgh Festival in search of "the fringe of the Fringe". The one hour programme featured a number of performers who have either never made it big or knocked the comedy game on the head. Except, that is, for 22-year-old Daniel Kitson, who has done pretty well, despite being described in the blurb as "the Bernard Manning of the millennium".

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 9th April 2014

Review: Simon Evans, Soho Theatre

Stewart Lee recently wrote an article in the New Statesman about the lack of right wing comedians. I sort-of doubt if Simon Evans is a card-carrying Cameronite, but there is something distinctly conservative about him. Not in a horrible Bernard Manning/Bob Monkhouse way, but in his love of traditional old values.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 19th April 2013

Gyles Brandreth: The day I opened for Bernard Manning

The former MP reveals all to Marissa Burgess.

Marissa Burgess, Chortle, 5th May 2011

Bernard Manning tribute brings cabaret back to Embassy

Cabaret nights will return to the late Bernard Manning's Embassy Club in Manchester, which has not hosted regular live performances since the death of the controversial comic.

Matthew Hemley, The Stage, 3rd March 2011

ITV cleared over 'racist' joke

ITV has been cleared of racism by TV watchdog Ofcom after Sir Trevor McDonald called the late controversial comic Bernard Manning a "fat, white bastard".

Chris Tryhorn, The Guardian, 10th September 2007

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