Our top picks for the remainder of Liverpool Comedy Festival
This year’s Liverpool Comedy Festival has been the best to date, with Micky Flanagan and Charmain Hughes being the hilarious highlights of the festival so far. With just over a week left of the festivities we thought that we would take this opportunity to tell you about our predictions for what are sure to be the highlights of the remainder of the festival.
Yianni Agisilao: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know – Monday 25th September @ Hot Water Comedy Club Studio
This innovative performance is Yianni’s love letter to one of the world’s greatest TV show. A hilarious and cromulent look at how The Simpsons has defined his life and how he almost became the replacement voice for Mr Burns and Smithers! With unmatched stories, unbelievable facts, uncanny impersonations and much more, this is one that you DOHn’t want to miss!
Greg Davies – Tuesday 26th September @ Empire Theatre
Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years. Join ‘undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy’ (Evening Standard) on his biggest ever tour. Come witness the magnificent beast that is Greg Davies. Heralded by The Times as “One of this country’s best comedians”, his first of two shows at the festival is sold out, with this one sure to follow suit, so make sure you get your tickets from the link below before it’s too late!
As Seen On TV – 26th and 27th September @ Hot Water Comedy Club
These shows will feature a recognisable TV name closing every show with an extended 30 minute set. We will also be using this night as a new material night for more established comedians & a trial night for comedians who we haven’t had the pleasure of seeing perform yet. These acts will always be ones who are playing all the big clubs throughout the UK and the festival gives you the chance to see them for FREE! That’s right, FREE!
Rob Brydon – Friday 29th September @ Empire Theatre
Rob Brydon’s credits read like a compendium of modern British comedy with such titles as Gavin and Stacey, Would I Lie To You?, The Trip as well as Marion and Geoff, Human Remains, Little Britain and The Rob Brydon Show. Now this multi award-winning writer and performer is back on tour with with an evening of brand new stand up comedy, cementing his status as a multi-talented and incredibly funny man. Full of hilarious stories, abundant with quick witted audience interaction, fast paced humour, improvisation and the most amazing impersonations, this is a show that is sure to delight old and new fans alike.
Stan Boardman – Friday 29th September @ Epstein Theatre
From Scottie Road and being bombed out by the Germans during the War, when his brother was actually killed, this unscripted show will be unique and entertaining and Stan will document his struggles and successes. Along with the laughs, for the very first time the show will give a fascinating insight into Stan’s life and growing up in Liverpool. The show will consist of his stand-up routines, archive clips on the big screen including the famous ‘Fokker’ incident from Des O Connor, and an interactive chat with the audience who will be able to pose questions to him.
Donal Vaughan – Saturday 30th September @ Hot Water Comedy Club
Science Magic: Fire & Water shows how magical science can be. From skewering a balloon without popping it, to conjuring a ghost to blow out a candle, Donal will perform neat tricks and explain the scientific principles behind them. And best of all, the tricks can all be done at home, so you too can become a science magician and amaze your friends (& kids) too. Although not strictly a comedy show, the charisma of Vaughan combined with the awe inspiring tricks make for a show that is unlike any other on the schedule.
Milton Joes – Sunday 1st October @ Echo Arena
Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there and this time he hasn’t just forgotten his keys. He’s holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show he’ll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn’t include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights of fashion at the risk of falling into a terrible cravat. Milton will be talking about his life so far – the ups, the downs and why buying his own seesaw was the best decision he ever made. But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land – but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain? Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!
The festival may be more than halfway through but there is plenty more on offer with three of the headliners still yet to come, and still with tickets available! Get all your tickets from the Liverpool Comedy Festival site and laugh it up for the rest of the month! https://www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com