Summer often means a lull in cultural events but there’s nothing of the sort in Liverpool’s comedy scene over June. We are, after all, famed for and proud of our sense of humour.

From the region’s own Silky, Dave Twentyman and the ubiquitous Nige to Aussie Mickey D, Oldham’s Mick Ferry and man-of-the-moment Carl Hutchinson there’s plenty to enjoy in the city over the next week. Our resident comedy chap, Che Burnley, has picked out a few highlights.

Comedy Central

Adelaide International Festival Comedy award-winner Mickey D headlines a stacked line up down on the docks; he’s joined by the incredibly cutting Ian Stone and local jokester Adam Rowe.

Your host and compare is Sully O’Sullivan who is a headliner in his own right but is also a damn fine MC.

Comedy Central
8pm, Thursday 20 June
Baby Blue – Albert Dock

Laughterhouse Comedy

Fellow Oldhamer Mick Ferry is across the Mersey this weekend as part of another strong line-up at Laughterhouse.

Even if you’ve never been to Oldham you’ll laugh along to the irritations of home life with his wife and daughter, along with St. Helens’ own Dave Twentyman and scouser Silky it’s comedy from along the length and breadth of the M62 corridor.

Laughterhouse Comedy
8pm, Friday 21 June
The Slaughterhouse – Fenwick St

Four Candles

In his last warm-up before his new one-man show on the 27th June at the Laughterhouse – I’m MCing so I’m getting the plug in early – the Scouse philosopher Nige tops the bill in the penultimate show before a brief summer hiatus.

Support comes from the ball of energy that is Joe Bromehead and the Irish banter of Andrew Ryan.

Four Candles
9pm, Saturday 22 June

Hot Water Comedy Club: Just Warming Up

MC and ginger king of comedy Paul Smith introduces the final heat of this new act competition featuring Sam Freeman, Casey Dorgan, Andrew Garlick, Jo D’Arcy, Jim Carroll & James Savage.

It’s the final next week so the pressure is on for the last spot on the show. All topped off with a headline set from the funny and very angry Carl Hutchinson, who’s currently all the rage.

Hot Water Comedy Club: Just Warming Up
8pm, Saturday 23 June
The Crown Hotel Pub

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