Get ready for 17 days of laughter and some of the top comedians in the country as the 2022 Southport Comedy Festival begins!

Here’s every comedian that you can see at Victoria Park in Southport from Friday, 30th September 2022 through to Sunday, 16th October 2022 – including Al Murray, Milton Jones, Jason Byrne, Jeff Green, Jimeoin, Ed Byrne, Jo Caulfield, Reginald D Hunter, Chris McCausland, and more. The event is in association with Halliwell Jones BMW.

There will also be special nights including Comedy Bingo for Queenscourt Hospice, Best of the Fest, Disco Bingo (s0old out), and the Southport New Comedian of the Year Grand Final!

Every gig will take place inside a luxury heated and seated marquee, provided by Elite Marquees, with food on offer from Trattoria 51 in Southport and a bar service on site.

For tickets please visit southportcomedyfestival.com

Festival Director Brendan Riley said: “Ticket sales this year are going extremely well but as ever we would like to warn people that many of our shows sell out throughout the festival, so if there is any gig you really want to see, we advise you to buy your tickets early before they go!”

Wednesday 5th October

Chris McCausland – Speaky Blinder

Chris McCausland

Chris McCausland

Star of the Royal Variety Performance, Would I Lie to You?, Have I Got News for You, QI, and Live at the Apollo… One of the UK’s top stand-ups Chris McCausland is on tour with a stand-up show about life, family, and loads of other nonsense as well!

‘A joke heavy show with gags a plenty’ The List

‘Passionate and rib-tickling. An illuminating, heartfelt performance. Highly recommended’ Ed Fest Magazine

‘Proper stand-up, honest, straightforward, balls-out funny’ Chortle

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Price: £19, £17 Concs

Age Restriction: 16+ PG

 Thursday 6th October

Comedy Bingo
Raising funds for Queenscourt Hospice

Comedian and Southport Comedy Festival director Brendan Riley

Comedian and Southport Comedy Festival director Brendan Riley

Eyes Down for a fabulous night of fun(draising) for a fantastic local charity Queenscourt Hospice with this truly hilarious and unique event!

Comedy Bingo is a highly interactive show hosted by comedian Brendan Riley, ‘bouncy and engaging’ The Scotsman

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Price: £10.00

Age Restriction: 16+ PG

Friday 7th October

Paul Sinha – One Sinha Lifetime

Paul Sinha

Paul Sinha

Star of ‘The Chase’ and festival favourite Paul Sinha returns for his eighth year.

In January 2020, Paul embarked on a national tour, his most ambitious show combining stand-up, music, hula-hooping and tales of romantic validation and neurological degeneration.

As it turned out, 2020 proved to be the wrong year to embark on a national tour. For everyone.

Undeterred, Paul is back, with the difficult second post-diagnosis album. Expect a rich tapestry of japes and scrapes, triumphs and disasters, from a master storyteller.

‘The stories are told with a constant light-touch wit… Parkinson’s hasn’t robbed him of his ability to do stand-up, it’s enhanced it’ ★★★★ Chortle

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Price: £15

Age Restriction: 16+PG

 Saturday 8th October

Milton Jones -Milton Impossible

Milton Jones

Milton Jones

One man. One Mission. Is it possible? No, not really.

Milton reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo.

But this is also a love story with the twist, or even a really bad sprain. Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning?

‘He’s fast, absurd and very Funny’ Radio Times

‘No-one can touch Jones when he hits his stride’ The Guardian

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Price: £25

Age Restriction: N/A

Sunday 9th October

Sponsored by SB Patel 

Big Comedy UK Presents

Best of the Fest Featuring Ed Byrne and Jo Caulfield

Ed Byrne and Jo Caulfield

Ed Byrne and Jo Caulfield

Two of the comedy industry’s most celebrated comedians come together for one fantastic night of comedy.

Ed Byrne

Award-winning comedian Ed Byrne enjoys worldwide acclaim for his live stand-up and remains the master of observational comedy. As seen on Mock the Week, Live at The Apollo, Top Gear and QI.

‘Comedy’s holy grail…. Go see!’ ★★★★ The Sunday Times

Jo Caulfield

Although best known for her legendary one-woman shows Jo Caulfield has also won a BAFTA for her TV writing.

As seen on Have I Got News for You, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Never Mind the Buzzcocks.

‘One of the finest female comics at work.’ The Observer

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Price: £17

Age Restriction: 16+

 

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