About A Lovely Time Productions

A Lovely Time is a new Manchester-based production company specialising in putting on unique and innovative live comedy events oop North. It’s the brainchild of John Stansfield and Chris Cantrill who are working with a team of Manchester’s best producers, technicians and videographers and the amazing team at GRUB Redbank.

John Stansfield has a decade’s experience in putting on live comedy shows and quizzes in Manchester, with a background in events journalism, marketing and social media. You’ll have either been to his nights such as Sham Bodie, Quizimodo, Ping Pong Club, the Manchester Podcast Festival or read his work in the Manchester Wire or The Skinny. He’s also produced national and international shows for comedians such as David Cross, Eric Andre, Jamali Maddix and Fern Brady. 

Chris Cantrill is a comedian, writer and marketing whizz. He’s one half of surreal comedy double act The Delightful Sausage which was nominated for ‘Best Show’ at the Edinburgh Fringe. He’s appeared on Channel 4, SKY, BBC3 and has written for CBBC, Cbeebies and Radio 4 Extra. He's also done writing for telly and radio.

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