Gag Reels (18)

  • Gag Reels

Join us for the Gag Reels Animation Special at The Manchester Animation Festival as two teams of comedians battle it out over 8 rounds to be crowned champions and win the coveted plastic Oscar!

Check out the special panel lineup below!

Hosted by Matt Reed & Hal Branson

Free popcorn! Audience prizes!



Matt Reed & Hal Branson

Matt & Hal are both established stand up comedians in their own right, gigging up and down the country in the finest clubs in the land. Both have appeared on radio and television and had sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. Through their shared love of comedy and films they devised Gag  Reels, a monthly comedy panel show that’s everything and nothing to do with the movies.

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Alex Collier

As an animator, Alex has produced comedy films with Vic Reeves and Ross Noble. In 2016, he saw off three hundred entrants to become a CBBC Anim8 finalist. He still knocks out comics for Viz, 20 years later. Basically, he will do absolutely anything he can to avoid real work.

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Anja Atkinson

Anja is a comedian known for her relentless, caustic wit. Billed as ‘an exciting talent and one to watch’ (Carl Hutchinson) & Winner of Mr Shindig’s New Act of the Year.​

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Harriet Dyer

Harriet is one of the most exciting acts on the British comedy circuit and has had numerous critically acclaimed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She also runs the award winning ‘Barking Tales’ comedy night in Manchester.

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Ross Brierley

Ross was born in the early to mid 80's in the traditional manner (painful, screaming, traumatising for everyone involved) and became a comedian in 2012. Everything else in his life is superfluous.

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Date & Time: Tue, 12 Nov - 19:30
Approx. Runtime: 120 mins
Venue: Theatre 2, HOME