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Fri 1st October

Best of the Fest

Troy Hawke, Katie Tracey, David Eagle
Hosted by Brendan Riley

Tickets £12
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 18+

Sponsored by:

This show brings together three of the finest comedy performers currently working on the international comedy circuit.

Award winning character comedian Milo McCabe brings you his erudite, home-schooled, 1930’s throwback alter ego, Troy Hawke.

As seen on Live at the Electric and Benidorm. “
Mad comic genius” The Scotsman

Katie Tracey, Co- Host of the hilarious ‘Fix The World’ Podcast with Sam Avery. Guaranteed to get any audience on-side. The hilarity comes in effortless torrents from this scouse comic expert.

Fast rising star David Eagle, New Comedian of the Year (Leicester Square Theatre 2019, Bath Comedy Festival 2019, Nottingham Comedy Festival 2018).

Hosted by Brendan Riley

Sat 2nd October

Rich Hall - Live

Tickets £17
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Rich Hall
Live

Multi award-winning comedy legend and star of TV and radio Rich Hall performs live at The Southport Comedy Festival.

Montana native Rich Hall, is renowned for his expertly crafted tirades, quick-fire banter with audiences and delightful musical sequences. Rich has been described as a transatlantic messenger, lampooning each country he visits with his laser-guided observations.

Rich has appeared on BBC One’s QI, Live At The Apollo and Have I Got News For You, he wrote and starred in his own reoccurring BBC Radio 4 show Rich Hall’s (US Election) Breakdown. 

Sun 3rd October

Luisa Omielan - God is a Woman

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 18+

Luisa Omielan
God is a Woman

Fresh from a successful Off-Broadway run, BAFTA award winning comedian Luisa Omielan brings her highly anticipated God is a Woman show to the Southport Comedy Festival..

Luisa already has three groundbreaking hit shows under her belt. First, she asked “What Would Beyonce Do?! “ (sell out across the UK and Australia, is what she would do!), then she asked “Am I Right Ladies?!” and her thigh gap joke went viral with over 45 million views. Then she turned to politics and got a show on the BBC entitled “Politics for Bitches”. So the next logical step was for Luisa to bring her unique genre of comedy to religion – expect Mary Magdalene and dick jokes.

‘The biggest stand up hit of the decade’
The Guardian

‘She should be put on the national curriculum’
The Scotsman

“One of the most powerful and provocative hours on The Fringe”
The Telegraph

Tue 5th October

Hal Cruttenden - Work In Progress

With Support from
Helen Bauer

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Hal Cruttenden
Work In Progress

Ahead of his forthcoming national tour, multi award winning comedian Hal Cruttenden returns to the Southport Comedy Festival with his Work In Progress show. One of the top stand-up comedians working in the UK today.

As seen on Royal Variety Performance, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News for You, The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Bake Off: Extra Slice.

Hal will be joined by fast rising star Helen Bauer

Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer Nominee 2019, BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2018.

‘A personality that will fill a stadium. Mark my words, this girl will not be performing in small venues for much longer’ ★★★★★ Sunday Express  

As seen on  CelebAbilityThe Stand Up Sketch Show and Hey Tracey (ITV2), The Dog Ate My Homework (CBBC), Pep Talk, Fat Chat and Comedy Central’s Digital Fringe (Comedy Central), CALM Gala and Hypothetical , Stand Up For Live Comedy: BBC Presents (BBC 1 & 3)

Wed 6th October

Tez Ilyas

The Vicked Tour

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Sponsored by:

Tez Ilyas
The Vicked Tour

The brand-new stand-up show from brand new author and the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (BBC Radio 4) and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three).

Join Tez as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive humour to celebrate all that we still have.

★★★★ ‘Blackburn’s Chris Rock’ The Guardian.

Thu 7th October

Jason Byrne

Audience Precipitation

Tickets £19.50
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 14+

Phil McIntyre Live Ltd in association with Lisa Thomas Management proudly present:

Jason Byrne’s Audience Precipitation

Jason Byrne is back for more comedy chaos!

Audience Precipitation, will be a laugh out loud, must see show, with a light drizzle of audience participation… ooohhh clever that.

Also seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance (ITV1), The John Bishop Show (BBC1), and Father Figure (BBC1) Ireland’s Got Talent (Virgin), Wild Things (Sky1)
“Unmissable” Evening Standard
“Watching a new Jason Byrne show is a bit like witnessing lightning in a botttle” – Edinburgh Evening News
“Byrne is consistently brilliant” – The Metro
“The outright king of live comedy” Times

Fri 8th October

Tom Stade

You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Tickets £17.50
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 18+

Tom Stade
You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Following his last smash-hit UK tour, Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!

30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging, innovative and hilarious as ever.

As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

“Swagger of a rock star, charisma of a talk show host. Hilarious.

See for yourself before the secret gets out.” Warrington Guardian

Sat 9th October

Paul Sinha

Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 18+

Paul Sinha
Hazy Little Thing Called Love

Festival favourite Paul Sinha returns for his seventh year with a bigger, longer and more ambitious version of his 2019 Southport show.

Paul is a Rose d’Or Award winner for the radio comedy, Paul Sinha’s History Revision, a Chortle Award winner and an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee. He’s appeared on Just A Minute, The News Quiz and Fighting Talk on radio and on Would I Lie to You?, QI and Taskmaster on television. Thanks to his passion for quizzing, he also appears as a general knowledge expert on the much-loved ITV quiz show, The Chase.

Sun 10th October

Russell Kane - Live

Tickets £20
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Russell Kane
Live

Multi-award winning comedian, presenter, actor, author and scriptwriter Russell Kane is best known for the BBC Sounds podcast, Evil Genius which has become a flagship show and was the best performing original podcast on the platform. As ever, Russell also continues to provide his ever-popular topical online rants ‘Kaneings’. His many TV appearances include Live At The Apollo, The Apprentice You’re Fired, The One Show, Stupid Man, Unzipped, Celebrity Juice and I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here Now. 

“One of the quickest, most stimulating stand-ups in the land” – The Times

Tues 12th October

Comedy Bingo- Eyes Down

Thumbs Up for the NHS

Tickets: Free to NHS and Care Home Staff
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Comedy Bingo in association with Anthony James Estate Agents present this highly interactive show exclusively for NHS workers and Care Home Staff hosted by comedian Brendan Riley, “Bouncy and engaging” – The Scotsman.

Be prepared for a night of laughs, prizes and excitement.

It is our way of saying a massive “Thank You” to our NHS heroes. We have limited capacity, so you must book your tickets in advance.

Wed 13th October

Geoff Norcott

I Blame The Parents

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Geoff Norcott
I Blame the Parents

I Blame the Parents’ is the fourth national tour for Geoff Norcott, following on the back of ‘Conswervative’, ‘Traditionalism’ and ‘Taking Liberties’.

This time Geoff talks less politics (alright, there will probably be a bit), but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong.

‘Sets himself apart from the liberal commentariat with a sharp self-knowing wit ****’ Dominic Maxwell, The Times

As seen on The Last Leg (C4), Would I lie To You? (BBC1), Mock the Week (BBC2), Live at The Apollo (BBC2), Offended by Irvine Welsh (Sky Arts), The Mash Report (BBC2), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4) and The Duchess (Netflix).

Thu 14th October

Ed Byrne

If I’m Honest

Tickets £25
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Ed Byrne
If I’m Honest

Ed Byrne brings his masterclass in observational comedy to The Southport Comedy Festival 

Join him as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

As seen on Live At The Apollo (Host, BBC), Mock The Week (BBC), The Pilgrimage (BBC), Top Gear (BBC) and QI (BBC).

Fri 15th October

Mark Thomas

50 Things About Us

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 16+

Mark Thomas
50 Things About Us

Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this shit show.

50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are?

★★★★ “Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription” THE HERALD

Sat 16th October

Bingo Nights UK

Present

Disco Bingo

Raising Money for
Southport Flower Show

Tickets £10
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm
Age Restriction 18+

Raising Money for Southport Flower Show

Eyes Down for a fabulous night of fundraising for Southport Flower Show with this truly interactive event. Disco Bingo is exactly what it says on the tin; A full night of traditional style Disco and Bingo but with a modern twist!

Guaranteed to get the whole room up and dancing, classic disco hits are triggered when certain bingo numbers are called. The entire evening is peppered with music and good-natured banter provided by comedian and presenter Brendan Riley.

Sun 17th October

Steve Royle

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

Tickets £6 Children £12 Adults
Doors 1pm
Show 2pm

The (Steve) Royle Variety Performance

Britain’s Got Talent 2020 top three finalist, comedian, juggler and variety star Steve Royle brings his Royle Variety Performance to the Southport Comedy Festival for a fun-filled afternoon for all the family.

Steve spent many years supporting the likes of Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Mick Miller, Roy Walker and The Lancashire Hotpots on tour. He is a regular television ‘warm-up’ for programs such as The Rob Brydon Show, A Question Of Sport, Mastermind, The Price is Right and has several television appearances to his credit including Phoenix Nights, Max And Paddy’s Road To Nowhere, Peter Kay’s Britain’s Got The Pop Factor….  Voted ‘Entertainer of the Year’ at the inaugural Red Rose Awards.

“A Brilliant Comedian.” Peter Kay
“Fantastic…should be a star!” Dave Spikey“a comedy masterclass!” The Stage

Sun 17th October

Best of the Fest

Featuring
Reginald D Hunter & Jo Caulfield

Tickets £15
Doors 7pm
Show 8pm

Age Restriction 18+

Reginald D Hunter
Jo Caulfield

Join two of the comedy industry’s most celebrated comedians Reginald D Hunter and Jo Caulfield as they come together for one fantastic night of comedy as part of this years Southport Comedy Festival.