Sat 17th May at 8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)
@ Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
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Laughterhouse Live!: Jason Manford, Stewart Francis, Jason Byrne, Justin Moorhouse, Daliso Chaponda, Chris Cairns
Liverpool’s Laughterhouse Comedy Club returns to Liverpool Philharmonic with another outstanding and completely unique bill, this time featuring: Justin Moorhouse, Daliso Chaponda, Jason Byrne, Stewart Francis, Jason Manford and your Master of Ceremonies, one-time Liverpool Comedian of the Year, Chris Cairns.
Where once there was a myth circulating amongst comics on the national comedy circuit that Liverpool could be a tough city to perform in, today it has a glowing and growing reputation as the best. Liverpool’s Laughterhouse Comedy Club has enjoyed several years of success down at its base at The Slaughterhouse on Fenwick Street, and has established itself as the city’s premier stand-up experience, not just for audiences, but for the comedians too: now some of the big names the club can attract come together at Liverpool Philharmonic for a momentous night for comedy fans.
Please note the show will contain adult language and content.
Please note that the artists appearing may be subject to change.
This event takes place at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, which has achieved Bronze Status for disabled access from Attitude Is Everything.
Renowned for his hilarious observations and loveable, friendly delivery, Jason has been a firm favourite with comedy fans of all ages since his first solo stand-up show earned him huge critical acclaim and a nomination for the prestigious Perrier Newcomer Award back in 2005.
‘8 out of 10 Cats’ (Channel 4), ‘The Nightly Show’ (ITV1), ‘Sunday Night at the Palladium’ (ITV1), ‘Live at the Apollo’ (BBC One), ‘Have I Got News For You’, (BBC One), QI (BBC Two) and ‘The Royal Variety Performance’ (ITV1) have all helped establish Jason as a nationally known comic.
'Effortlessly entertaining' (Evening Standard)
'He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture' (The Daily Telegraph)
'Manford retains an affably jovial demeanour that makes him warmly enjoyable company' (Chortle)
'What Manford does best: classic, chirpy-chappie stand-up' (The Guardian).
Jason Manford tour dates
'With Francis it's all about puns... He'll fill every minute with comedy bargains in the form of non-stop quick-fire gags, rarely giving you time to cease giggling until the next one starts... Quite simply, the service Francis provides is good old-fashioned joke telling with a hook, punch-line and a dose of panache thrown in for good measure' (Warwick Arts Centre)
'A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard' (The Guardian).
'Perfectly crafted gags' (The Sunday Times).
Stewart Francis was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2015.
Stewart Francis tour dates
Jason Byrne's style is a free-wheeling, high energy brand of lunacy that takes the audience on a helter-skelter tour of his offbeat mind, helped along by his curious array of bizarre props. He has performed all over the world and has a ever-growing international following.
'The outright king of live comedy' (The Times).
Jason Byrne tour dates
Justin hosts his own show Tea Time With Justin Moorhouse daily on Manchester's Sony Award winning radio station Key 103.
TV credits include playing Young Kenny in the award-winning Phoenix Nights (C4), Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Charlotte Church Show (C4), 8 Out of 10 Cats (C4), The Grumpy Guides (BBCTwo2) and Shameless (E4).
Justin also appeared in the 2009 Ken Loach feature film Looking For Eric.
Writing credits include The 11 O’Clock Show (C4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (C4) and critically acclaimed comedy drama An Insurance Inspector Calls (BBC Radio 4).
'Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd' (Sunday Times)
'A comedic tour de force. Excruciatingly funny... brought a tear to a critical eye' (The Herald)
'Quirky and imaginative stories... A brilliant entertainer' (The Stage)
'Simultaneously down-to-earth and out-of-this-world' (The List).
Justin Moorhouse was named in Ents24's top 5 hardest-working comedians of 2017.
Justin Moorhouse tour dates
Daliso is a versatile African comedian equally comfortable talking politics, romance, filth or religion. As such, he has performed in such diverse venues as churches, casinos, strip clubs and sports bars and was a finalist on Britain's Got Talent 2017. He has lived in countries where the press is not allowed to criticize the government, and in others with no libel laws where they can say anything. He has been both a journalist and a jaded newsreader.
Daliso has appeared at many festivals that have included Melbourne, Edinburgh, Singapore and Cape Town Festivals. He is also a prolific fiction writer and has had his science fiction, murder mysteries and fantasy fiction published in numerous magazines and anthologies. He also co-wrote a play that aired on BBC Radio 4.
'Full of extravagant gestures and impassioned speeches. He inspires whoops and cheers from his watchers. Highly recommended' (BBC)
'A joy to listen to. Provocative, poignant and ultimately hilarious' (The Guardian)
'I laughed so much I thought I'd pass out!' (The List)
'It takes a special kind of act to work on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as across Africa), but it seems an easy transition as he compels the crowd with his racial and socially insightful comedy' (News and Star, Carlisle)
'Absolutely [took] the roof off the place. Brilliant, brilliant act' (The Frog and Bucket).
Daliso Chaponda tour dates
Chris is a fearless, rock solid headliner and one of the most admired comperes on the comedy circuit. A friend to audiences but deadly foe to anyone thinking of chipping in with a heckle, Chris is adored for his charm, joyful jokes, and nanosecond response time.
Having done panto with John Bishop and enjoyed successful tours of Dubai, Spain and Holland, Chris is a heavyweight contender to be reckoned with.
He was also the winner of the Eric Morecambe Comedian of The Year (2002) and Liverpool Comedian of The Year (2003).
Chris Cairns tour dates
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Venue: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Disabled Access: Bronze Status
Enquiries: 0151 210 2895
Bookings: 0151 709 3789
Disabled Bookings: 0151 709 3789
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