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Weekly Edition - Published 9 May 2015


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Liverpool's Annual Comedy Festival Returns!

THE Comedy Trust has announced the return of the annual Liverpool Comedy Festival for a 14th consecutive year, running from Friday, 18 September 2015 to Sunday, 4 October 2015, in venues across the City.

They have also confirmed some stellar stand up comedy names to start the ball rolling with 2 of the main attractions, the comedy giants and stand up heavyweights Alan Carr and Dave Spikey, with tonnes more names to follow.

Comedian, author and chat show supremo Alan Carr brings his show 'Yap Yap' to the Philharmonic Hall on 18 September and 19 September 2015. Since winning the BBC New Comedy Award for Stand up as well as CityLife Best Newcomer of the Year in 2001, Alan Carr has become 1 of the hottest comedy stars in Britain. The success of the 1st series of his own chat show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, in the summer of 2009, led to Channel 4 commissioning umpteen further series as well as Christmas Specials and his summer, New Year and Grand National Specstaculars.

Joining Alan, also at the Philharmonic Hall is the star of Phoenix Nights and That Peter Kay Thing Dave Spikey who arrives in the City, on 2 October 2015, with his latest tour 'Punchlines.' The Multi Award Winner is 1 of the most sought-after comedy talents in the UK today. With a career spanning 2 decades, he has numerous TV appearances to his name as a stand-up comedian, presenter and actor; and behind the screens, as an acclaimed comedy writer.

As ever the Liverpool Comedy Festival isn't purely about the household names, they will showcase some of the most exciting up and coming comedy acts and programme comedy into the better known venues across the City as well as some pretty unusual (and secret) spaces.

There will be acts lined-up to perform in bars, shops, schools and even people's houses. There is also comedy coach tours, kids shows, pub crawls, poets, podcasts, open mic nights, quizzes, magicians, networking events, rap battles, plays and sketch groups.

And for 2015 they will be increasing the offer for kids and young people with lots of fun shows for all the family so nobody need miss out on a giggle.

Sam Avery, Festival Manager and Comedian said:- "We've been working hard to ensure that we have a more diverse line up this year than ever before. After the success of last year we've been inundated with acts wanted to be involved so we're picking the best of the bunch to showcase in the City."

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