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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.


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