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Thu 1st Oct

Jason Byrne - Audience Precipitation


On Sale from 10am Fri 6th March

Doors: 7.00pm, Show: 8.00pm prompt
Age Restriction: 14+ PG

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


Jason Byrne returns to the Southport Comedy Festival for a 7th year for more comedy chaos! Jason has learnt over the past few years that we all need to “play” a bit more in our lives.

With this in mind, Jason will do what he does best, connecting with the audience in a way no other comic can. Whether it’s inviting or dragging (as it has been known) people up onto stage and making a “holy show of them” as they say in Ireland.

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

Live at the Apollo (BBC1), The Royal Variety Performance(ITV1), The John Bishop Show(BBC1), 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

Wed 7th Oct

Jimeoin - Turn It Up!


On Sale from 10am Fri 6th March

Doors: 6.30pm, Show: 7.30pm prompt
Age Restriction: 14+ PG

Live Nation & MZA present:


A brilliant evening of world-class comedy from the Irishman internationally celebrated as one of live stand-up’s true masters. We’re thrilled to welcome Jimeoin back to The Southport Comedy Festival and The Waterfront Southport as part of his new smash-hit “Turn it Up!” tour – don’t miss this hilarious show! 

Jimeoin is an acclaimed, hugely loved and much respected comedian, with a wide appeal and a cheeky, no-gimmicks and superbly observed sense of humour that has his audiences in stitches across the UK, Europe, USA and of course Australia.

Don’t miss your chance to see the award-winning star of TV shows including ‘Live at the Apollo’, ‘Conan’, ‘Royal Variety Performance’ and ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ – Live!

‘At the top of his game… didn’t leave a dry eye in the house’ ★★★★★ (Manchester Evening News)
‘Inspired!… This is comedy of the highest order! (London Evening Standard)

Fri 9th Oct

Daniel Sloss - HUBRIS


Doors: 6.30pm, Show: 7.30pm prompt
Age Restriction: Strictly 16+ PG
Warning: contains adult themes and strong language.

Live Nation & MZA present:

The all-new, 11th solo show by Scotland’s international comedy star, hot on the heels of his ground-breaking, global smash-hit ‘Daniel Sloss: X’, comes to to The Waterfront Southport as part of The 10th annual Southport Comedy Festival.

The incredible ‘X’ tour sold out across 40 countries, with 300 shows including over 30 European countries, UK, U.S., Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan and even packing a Moscow arena (becoming Russia’s biggest-ever English language comedy show). The film of ‘X’ is showing on HBO in U.S. and Canada and became the first UK comedy special to make its UK premiere in cinemas, with its nationwide release at Vue.

‘Dirty, sweet and clever’ (New York Times)

‘Smouldering… deliciously dark stand-up. Brilliant!’ ★★★★★(Mail On Sunday)

‘Dazzling wit… Unstoppable’ (Daily Telegraph)

‘Simply world class… hilarious’ ★★★★(Herald Sun)

Sat 10th Oct

Tez Ilyas - Populist


The Vincent Hotel
98 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR

Doors: 7pm, Show: 8pm
Age Restriction 16+ PG

Live Nation in association with UTC Artist Management Presents

The brand-new stand-up show from 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 approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment.

Expect huge laughs, groans and shocks as Tez confronts the state of the world with his cheeky, provocative flair.

★★★★ ‘Radiantly entertaining’ The Times.

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

★★★★ ‘Tez Ilyas’s political stand-up takes serious talent to pull off’ The Telegraph.