Photography: Andrew Ness

Returning for its 16th year, LIVERPOOL COMEDY FESTIVAL sees the best in UK comedy talent performing over 2 weeks. Whilst the lineup includes many big name acts, including ROB BRYDON, GREG DAVIES and MICKY FLANAGAN, the festival also boasts stellar fresh talent, as well some of the best shows from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. So, we’ve trawled through the listings to find the highlights from this year’s Liverpool Comedy Festival.

 

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Our Rita’s: Live With Joe Lycett and Co

Epstein Theatre – 17/09

Our Rita’s Comedy Gala brings you an amazing lineup of entertainment, featuring 5 of the best standups in the country. The event will be headlined by surreal jokesmith/troll JOE LYCETT, known for his regular appearances on 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Also performing will be dark one liner aficionado GARY DELANEY, KIRI PRITCHARD-MCLEAN and TANYALEE DAVIS. MC duties will be done by LOU CONRAN.

 

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Cabaret From The Shadows

Unity Theatre – 20/09

Coming from theatre group Teatro Pomodoro, CABARET FROM THE SHADOWS is an eccentric mix of satire and live music as you journey through a surreal hall of mirrors. At Cabaret From The Shadows, nothing is off limits!

 

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Cabaret At The End Of The Universe

81 Renshaw St – 22/09

Fresh from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, the infamous cabaret of CABARET AT THE END OF THE UNIVERSE comes to 81 Renshaw St. Join them as they travel through time, collecting the greatest cabaret acts from the past, present and future. Expect, music, burlesque, comedy, magic and the unexpected!

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Top Joe

Everyman Bistro – 23/09

At his show at Everyman Bistro, TOP JOE invites you to the Music Appreciation Social Séance (M.A.S.S). The premise is straightforward. The audience chooses 3 songs, followed by listening and discussion.  Featuring Buddhism, wise teaching and a Ouija board, you will laugh and cry (some of the music is bad)…

 

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Yianni: The Simpsons Taught Me Everything I Know

Hot Water Comedy Club Studio – 25/09

Having performed the show across the globe, all to critical acclaim, YIANNI AGISILAOU presents THE SIMPSONS TAUGHT ME EVERYTHING I KNOW. Stories, impressions and facts create a hilarious look at a lifetime spent quoting and referencing The Simpsons. A show for die hard lovers and casual fans alike.

 

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Maisie Adam: Living On The Edge

Everyman Bistro – 27/09 & 29/09

Having only been on the comedy circuit for just over a year, MAISIE ADAM is already taking the comedy world by storm. Her anecdotal material (some Yorkshire related, some not) and self-deprecating charm has won over audiences across the country. She won this year’s nationwide So You Think You’re Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Fringe. She will performing her debut show, Living On The Edge. She is one to watch!

 

Liverpool Comedy Festival runs between 15th September and 1st October – full details can be found at liverpoolcomedyfestival.com.

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