This week's comedy in Liverpool (March 23 - 28)

By Vicky Anderson on Mar 23, 10 09:01 PM

Bawdy romps and the funny side of suicide are among the delights on offer in the city this week

On Friday and Saturday at Comedy Hell Jack Whitehall headlines (see clip below), with Australian Jimbo, his fellow countryman Rob Brown and newcomer Annette Fagon completing the bill.

At the Laughterhouse venues the Slaughterhouse and Slug and Lettuce, Sully O'Sullivan & Keith Carter as Nige are your co-headliners. Ste Porter is your host at the first venue, with Neil Fitzmaurice at the latter.

Dan Woodward and Lloyd Langton take you through the weekend at Comedy Central at Baby Blue. On Thursday they're joined by Adam Tempest and Peter Molyneux, and on Friday and Saturday it's Noel James and Pierre Hollins.

Geoff Boyz & R David are on the bill at Rawhide on Thursday (March 25), followed on Friday and Saturday it's Geoff Boyz, Mike Newall, Martin 'Bigpig' Mor and R David.

From the 'things we thought we'd never see' file, Barry from EastEnders (below) is starring in the stage production of Porridge at the Empire until tomorrow (there's a matinee as well as an evening show to boot).


There's bawdy romps ahoy in Northern Broadsides' new, contemporary production of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales at the Playhouse until Saturday, Lucky Numbers continues its run at the Royal Court, and there's dark comedy at the Unity with Rhyme Without Reason until Saturday. Click here for Liverpool-based Vauxy Theatre's synopsis, which bluntly ends "He still kills himself, but has a bloody good laugh before he goes! A comedy with serious bits." O-kay....

Just announced
.... More Rhod! It seem we just can't get enough Rhod. Gilbert that is, who just weeks after a sell out show at the Philharmonic Hall has announced a two - count 'em! - two-date return with his show, The Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst, on September 11 and 12. For tickets tickets call the box office on 0151 709 3789 or order online at

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