The Liverpool Comedy Festival 2012
Official programme for the 2012 Liverpool Comedy festival with complete information on all acts and performances and full event listings.
BOLD STREET FESTIVAL BIG NAMES John Bishop is back for his 10th Festival. In that time he's played every different size room and now he's at the Arena. If you haven't seen him yet (assuming a copy of this brochure ends up deep in the Amazon Rainforest) then go, he's bloody brilliant. Jack Dee is a new one for us and Ross Noble, Sarah Millican, Jason Byrne and Stewart Francis are all back in massive rooms. We told you to watch them when they were cheaper, but did you listen? Watch them now! We've teamed up with Bold Street Festival to provide some funnies up and down one of Liverpool's most famous shopping streets on Sunday 30 September. There will be live bands and live art performances through the day as well as special offers in the shops. For our part we've got Tea Hee Hee (a free stand up comedy tour), Miss Giggles performing for the youngsters and the amazing La Concepta pop up restaurant. Check it out! NOT AS BIG NAMES In the past ten Festivals, the following people have performed to crowds of 50 or less: John Bishop, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr, Dara O'Briain, Andy Parsons, Reginald D Hunter, Alan Carr, Sarah Millican, Jason Byrne, Mark Watson and, improbably, The Flight Of The Conchords. So take a chance on someone that you have never heard of so you can feel exceptionally smug when they are on the telly in a few years time. HIDDEN PICTURE SHOW 3D is, like, so last year. If you want to have a film experience that makes you feel a real part of the action then give this a whirl. They won't tell you what film is on, they won't tell you where it is. Keep an eye on your phone. We'll tell you where to meet on the night and the experience starts from there. THE CLUBS THE KAZIMIER Last year was the first time that we used this awesome little venue in Wolstenholme Square and it was one of the first that we booked this time around. Mr B The Gentleman Rhymer is back as well as BBC3 sketch group Wittank and the Biennial inspired double bill of Simon Munnery and Bedwyr Williams. The Comedy Festival breezes into town once a year but check out the regular venues for top circuit comics all through the year. Comedy Central, Laughterhouse (at Slaughterhouse and at Slug & Lettuce), Rawhide RAW, Hot Water Comedy and more. They are all putting on great Festival line ups and you can see them through the year as well. STARRING ss less red Lawle by Fre Alexander Directed by Ken Alex DAVID GEST AS THE MONSTER NOLS AD L I V E R P O O L Sponsors MAIN SPONSORS AND MEDIA PARTNERS SPONSORS THE COMEDY TRUST Friday 19th �Sunday 28th October 2012 www.southportcomedyfestival.com KNOW YOUR ARTS FROM YOUR ELBOW delivering comedy news, listings & reviews 6 days a week www.liverpoolecho.co.uk Co 14 Th eS pp er ter Wa as o Eli Hi St 15 St e Math 5 19 St w Wh tor Vic itec ia St hap Cha pel all W el St St Qu n ee ay sW rg e's t Pl Liverpool Lime St Station Ro eS 17 Lim Me rse G eo eS unn yT el Liverpool Moorfields Station el ds Ti th Da t le St Mersey Tunnel Entrance ar n Lon Pembroke Rd St don Rd r Ve no eb n St St St George's Hall M 10 Cr oo os rfi sh ll Paradise St M s er Sla ter Ca nnin gP l Pa Leece rr S St t St Hardm 6 Hop an St eS 7 Rodney St St Du ke Rodne Pilgrim Li Albert Dock ve y St St rS t 16 Hope St 3 pp Wa ing Hope Pl 18 Great George St 9 Jam aica Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Gree nlan d St St Uppe r Parl iame nt St 13 Parlia ment t Ne ey all Si wQ uay n Tu ne l ho rT ma sS t St y le an St St Lim tS eS t t Skelh Russell 12 orne St Fe nw ick St ra nd St St Brownlow Hill Lord St Churc Clarence Liverpool James St Station Liverpool ONE h St 4 2 n Ha ov er St Liverpool Central Station Mo un tP lea sa nt Bo ld St W o Fl od S ee tS t t Se el S t Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral 11 tra nd St Re nsh aw 8 St 1 Pa rk Ln RIV ER ME RS EY St Hope St Ch alo ne rS t St Ja m es 'P la ce