Game for a laugh, eh? You’re in the right place. And let’s not worry too much about those tired old clichés about the ‘famous Scouse sense of humour’, nor about undermining tired old clichés: Yes, Liverpool thinks it’s funny. Guess what? It is.
You don’t have to take our word for it though. Take a walk to Fenwick Street, where the Slaughterhouse hosts the regular (and appropriately-named) Laughterhouse nights. Regular MCs include local heroes such as Chris Cairns and Neil Fitzmaurice, while the impressive cast of comedians coming through their doors provides an excellent opportunity to catch well-known acts alongside new and rising stars. More exercise for your chuckle muscle, as Knotty Ash’s own Ken Dodd might have it… oh, sorry, we’re trying to avoid tired old clichés, aren’t we? HONK.
On a similar tip, there’s Liverpool Comedy Central, snugly tucked away in the grand surroundings of the Albert Dock (which gives you a good chance of rubbing shoulders with local celebrities and general affluent types; high society indeed), while the Hot Water Comedy Club present all comedians great and small at a plethora of venues throughout Merseyside – yep, on both sides of the river. There’s plenty more comedy clubs and comedy nights dotted hither and thither across the city, however, and as ever you’re best to investigate for yourself for best results.
Wondering where to start? That’s where The Skinny comes in: we’ve carefully curated this handy guide to the best comedy nights in Liverpool, so get searching and find the events you want to see. If you’re organising an event or spot any information which needs listing or updating, let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org with the event and venue details.