'Breastfeeding and crying babies welcome...'
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy is launching a unique lunchtime comedy club for parents and babies under one year old, with the first bill at The Lowry starring Salford's Jason Manford, Carly Smallman, who starred in the Rob Brydon Show and Alyssa Kyria, The Funny Mummy.
"Having a baby no longer means saying goodbye to enjoying the best live comedy stars from the circuit and TV" state the organisers "We are pleased to be teaming up with The Lowry to give the mums and dads of Salford and Manchester the chance to come and enjoy the best comedians in the UK…without worrying about childcare!"
As well as the top line-up, there will also be soft flooring, toys and more for baby, plus buggy parking, baby changing and people on hand to help out with all manor of baby stuff.
Bring Your Own Baby was conceived by Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria after the Alyssa suffered with post-natal depression after the birth of her daughter. They decided to help other local parents by starting a day-time comedy club above their local pub and the shows were so popular that they are taking the idea on tour.
"Loneliness and depression can affect so many new parents" they state "which is why we have made it our mission to create shows that help parents feel like themselves again, get out of the house, and have a much needed laugh".
One mum who saw the show in Greenwich said “Bring Your Own Baby Comedy should be prescribed by a health visitor to get you through the ‘What have I done?' moments..."
Bring Your Own Baby Comedy
Starring Jason Manford, Carly Smallman and Alyssa Kyria
Thursday September 6th noon
Lyric Theatre, The Lowry
Tickets £15 – see here for further details and to book
Photos by Elyse Marks