AS the Edinburgh Fringe closes for another year, Liverpool is gearing up to welcome a host of top comedy acts to the Everyman and Playhouse stages this autumn.
Throughout September and October, some the UK’s best comedians will visit to the City, with highly anticipated debuts, musical anarchists and comedy legends part of an exciting programme.
Sindhu Vee kicks off the autumn 2019 season at the Everyman on Thursday 12 September. In Sindhu’s debut tour Sandhog, the Radio 4 Comedy of the Week podcast host tells audiences of the intense hard work that is required to love her children, spouse and ageing parents (in that order). But who wants to live without love?
Jonny & The Baptists return to the Everyman on Friday 13 September following their performance in Lefty Scum with Josie Long in 2017. The politically-charged musical comedy duo present Love Liverpool &Hate B*stards. Performed at this year’s Fringe, the ‘hard-hitting show with a soft centre’ received critical acclaim, including four stars in The Guardian.
Comedy Legend Griff Rhys Jones visits the Everyman for one night on Saturday 14 September. The Smith & Jones and Not the Nine O’ Clock News star presents an evening of hilarious true stories, riffs, observations and details of his recent medical procedures. A show packed with wit and insight into the pains of celebrity, the unpredictability of parenthood and encounters with the great, the good and even the royal.
For five sold out nights at the Everyman from 17-21 September, celebrated comedian Daniel Kitson presents Keep. – a show about, in short, the stuff in Daniel’s house and the thoughts in his head. Returns for Daniel’s show will be announced via the Everyman and Playhouse Twitter account – @LivEveryPlay.
The Playhouse welcomes Justin Moorhouse on Saturday 12 October on an extensive UK tour. Following its success at the 2018 Fringe, The former Phoenix Nights actor presents his show Northern Joker. Discussing the certainty of his own uncertainty, Justin tackles his feelings of redundancy as a parent, politics and an ageing dog, all while contemplating if the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs.
Taking his interview podcast on the road, Richard Herring will bring the Richard Herring Leicester Square Theatre Podcast (RHLSTP) live to the Playhouse on Wednesday 23 October. Described as “the best celeb interviewer in Britain” by the Guardian, Richard and a special guest will chat on the Playhouse stage, featuring all the libellous claims too controversial to podcast!
The busy autumn comedy programme coincides with this year’s Liverpool Comedy Festival. Sindhu Vee, Jonny and the Baptists, Justin Moorhouse and Richard Herring are all performing as part of the festival.
Tickets are available from the Everyman and Playhouse Box Office by calling 0151 709 4776 or at www.everymanplayhouse.com/whats-on.