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11 stand-up comedy performances you need to see at Liverpool Playhouse

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11 stand-up comedy performances you need to see at Liverpool Playhouse
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From the sharp wit of Jen Brister and Myra DuBois to the bold and audacious humour of Jordan Gray; the sweat and tears of parenthood with Celebrity Gogglebox star Babatunde Aléshé and Liverpool comic Sam Avery.

Get ready to trade your autumn blues for laughter-induced bellyaches, as Liverpool Playhouse presents a lineup of hilarious stand-up comedy performances that will keep you chuckling all season long.

Kicking off the hilarity on Friday 8 September is Jen Brister: The Optimist, an acclaimed stand-up comedian and writer, Jen has dazzled on BBC’s Live at the Apollo,Frankie Boyle’s New World OrderHypotheticalQI and Mock the Week

On Saturday 9 September, join Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast to see him interview Neil Fitzmaurice and Peter Hooton in front of a live audience for his podcast but includes all the chat that is too controversial for broadcast!

Myra DuBois Credit: Liverpool Playhouse
Myra DuBois Credit: Liverpool Playhouse

Fresh off a sold out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, catch Jordan Gray, the winner of the Channel 4 Comedy Breakthrough Star Award, the UK’s premier transgender comedian in the sensational performance Is It A Bird? on Friday 15 September. 

BBC sitcom based around Peter Serafinowicz‘s character Brian Butterfield, this overweight middle-aged salesman makes his live stage debut, Brian Butterfield [placeholder name] Tour imparting all of his business knowledge on Tuesday 3 October.

One of the fastest rising stars in British Comedy, Babatunde Aléshé has appeared on TV including House of Games (BBC), The Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2) and Celebrity Gogglebox (C4). His show Babahood on Saturday 7 October is guaranteed to leave you grinning from ear to ear. 

Babatunde Credit: Liverpool Playhouse
Babatunde Credit: Liverpool Playhouse

Myra DuBois: Be Well comes with her incredibly acid-tongued, a rapid-fire style leave you a physical pain from laughter on Friday 10 November. She can be seen on Britain’s Got Talent (ITV), The John Bishop Show (BBC1) and Queens For The Night (ITV). 

Prepare for a night of laughter like no other with Reginald D. Hunter on Saturday 11 November, The Man Who Could See Through Sh!t take you go through his observational humour in these supercharged socio-political times.

Edinburgh Comedy Award winning comedian and ARIA award-winning broadcaster John Robins transforming his misery into one long existential comic Howl on Friday 17 November, the best therapy for mental health in all it’s joy and anxiety through the self-exposure humorously.

Richard Herring Credit: Liverpool Playhouse
Richard Herring Credit: Liverpool Playhouse

The Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Bridget Christie asks why no one telling the story about middle-aged women coping with the changes of menopause. Who Am I? is on Saturday 18 November with a confused and sweaty lady who is annoyed by everything.  

Sam Avery: How Not To Be a Terrible Parent on Wednesday 22 November is a comedy show for mums and dads. It hilariously navigates the chaos of raising kids amidst a sea of questionable advice, off from parenthood for a few hours and grabbing a glass of wine for a good night out.

Ahead of the festival time, Lucy Beaumont: The Trouble and Strife on Friday 24 November, finally has her own tour without her household name husband Jon Richardson. Beaumont’s witty observations and comedic storytelling will provide the perfect start to a season of laughter welcoming Christmas. 

Lucy Beaumont Credit: Liverpool Playhouse
Lucy Beaumont Credit: Liverpool Playhouse

There’s also a regular programme of comedy, music and spoken word every Thursday downstairs at the Everyman.

On the first Thursday of September, A Lovely Wordfeatures a headliner and open mic poets. Mellowtone presents an intimate night of music every second Thursday.

With Reel Tours: Mega Movie Quiz every third Thursday and comedy night Fem De La Femme is every fourth Thursday, plus Find Your Funny! Workshop on Saturday 9 September, along with Menopause Special in Partnership with Writing on the Wall on Wednesday 18 October.

There are also regular Murder Mystery Evenings too from DBY Interactive.

To book tickets for Liverpool Playhouse head over to the website HERE.

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