Top comedians from around the UK will be descending on Liverpool for two weeks to turn the funniest city in the UK into the funniest city across the world. This year’s festival will welcome some of the biggest names on the comedy scene including Rob Brydon, Micky Flanagan, Greg Davies and Jerry Sadowitz.
They will be complemented by the very best of home-grown Scouse talent including Liverpool legend Stan Boardman, rising star Adam Rowe, Twitter pseudo-celebrity Ant Campbell, and Wirral wunderkind Callum Oakley.
This year the Festival has teamed up with the talent behind Hot Water Comedy Club who have programmed over 70 shows during the festival featuring headliners, TV names, comedy battles, Gong Shows and new act nights in their brand new purpose built comedy club on Seel Street.
LCF are joining forces with On The Verge, a festival dedicated to supporting artists and showcasing provocative new work, to co-mentor and programme Steffi Sweeney’s Karaoke Tales (27 Sep) which will take the audience inside a booze-fragranced karaoke bar for a night of stories, songs and questionable vocals.
The festival has an impressive history over the last fifteen years with the likes of John Bishop, Alan Carr, Johnny Vegas, Jason Mansford, Jimmy Carr, Sarah Millican, Rob Brydon, Al Murray, Jack Whitehall, Greg Davis, Josh Widdicombe and The Flight of The Concords all performing as part of the festival. It’s the place to be to see the freshest talent who could go on to be the next big star of comedy.
The Comedy Trust will also be teaming up with the Liverpool Mental Health Festival on the 1st of October for a second year running with their “Still Feeling Funny Show”. The event will showcase The Comedy Trust’s latest alumni from their mental health and wellbeing “Feeling Funny” stand-up comedy course that engages Men across Liverpool and Sefton enabling them to improve their mental health and wellbeing whilst working to eradicate the stigma that surrounds men’s mental health.
The 16th annual Liverpool Comedy Festival will take place from 15th September – 1st October.
For more information visit https://www.liverpoolcomedyfestival.com/