Liverpool Comedy Central in the Baby Blue basement has long been one of the many gems of the Albert Dock. The sophisticated basement venue puts groups of the finest comedians on the circuit on display every Thursday, Friday and Saturday with tickets retailing at around £15. Given its distance from campus, the docks are not the most regular haunt of students on a weekday night and £15 is enough to make to make you think twice. But fear not – the Guild has just announced two upcoming dates for Comedy Central shows at a not-to-be-sniffed-at price of £5.38. As the winter nights get more dark and dismal, who wants to miss the chance to spend a night roaring with laughter?
Monday 7th is going to see John Hastings descend upon the Cellar stage alongside Lauren Pattison and Tom Wrigglesworth. John Hastings is a Canadian stand up nominated for best newcomer in the Canadian comedy awards. Appealing to our student age group, Lauren Pattison has begun to make a name for herself in the BBC New Comedy Awards of 2016 and Chortle Student Comedy Awards 2015. Bringing experience to the table is Tom Wrigglesworth, who’s career took flight back in 2003 when he won the So You Think You’re Funny award before going full time in stand up and working on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s version The Comedy Club.
If you don’t manage to bag tickets for that on time then Comedy Central is also making a return a short two weeks later on Monday 21st, this time with David Trent, Alfie Brown and Tony Jameson. Famous for his eclectic hybrid delivery of videos and explosive comedy, David Trent is a man with multiple award nominations to his name. Satirical and self-scrutinising Alfie Brown is not a man known to shy away from controversial topics with his fierce wit and analysing style. Tony Jameson was made famous by his show Football Manager Ruined My Life during his second Edinburgh Fringe appearance that went on to become the name of his first UK tour and you’ll find yourself shocked by his ability to strike up a personal relationship with the audience in such a short space of time with his consistently funny and relatable jokes.
Tickets are available now from the Guild website for both of the above dates with a deal of a free pint of Carlsberg, Somersby or a soft drink to those who buy their tickets in advance.
Short of something to do in the coming Monday nights? You have no excuse not to be spending them in stitches!