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. ss less red Lawle by Fre Alexander Directed by Ken Alex STARRING 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 â€“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 e’s hap t t Liverpool Lime St Station 17 t Skelh 12 er pp Brownlow gP l 8 St Leece Pa rr S t 16 y St rS Albert Dock 18 Hope Pl rk Ln pp Wa Pa 3 ing Liverpool Anglican Cathedral Hope St Jam EY RS ME Great George St ER RIV 9 aica St Ch alo ne rS t Gree 1 an St St Rodne ve t Hardm Pilgrim Li ke eS 6 St t Du Hope St nnin 11 Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral Rodney St Ca Sla ter nd 7 Bo ld St W o Fl od S ee tS t t Se el S t nt St St sa St Paradise St er lea aw ra ov tP nsh St n Ha un Re 2 Hill St nd 4 Liverpool ONE Mo Liverpool Central Station St h St Clarence l tra ne eS n Tu Churc Liverpool James St Station Hop St Co ick Lord St Th M ey St St St nw 14 s er orne Russell eS t tS o Eli as t itec eS Wh sS Ro Pl Lim ma el St Fe 15 w eo rg all 5 19St e Math St 10 G ll sh St ia y le an St tor Vic St George’s Hall Hi os Qu St eS Cr St ay sW ho rT all W n ee Si ds St ter Wa St el uay pel le Rd don Pembroke Rd Lim St n ar eb St Ti th n Da Lon Mersey Tunnel Entrance no wQ Cha r Ve el rfi unn yT oo rse M Ne Me Liverpool Moorfields Station nlan ment Uppe r Parl St St Parlia d St iame nt St 13 ce la ’P es m Ja