Liverpool Comedy Festival is back. From September 16th to October 2nd (with an additional gig on the 6th) catch some of the country’s finest talent – fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe – and some of Liverpool’s most interesting acts.

Now in its 14th year, Liverpool Comedy Festival is growing from strength to strength. For two weeks, the festival will take over Liverpool with events taking place at an impressive 18 venues across the city region including:

  • 81 Renshaw Street
  • Unity Theatre
  • The Pilgrim
  • Laughterhouse Comedy
  • Liverpool Comedy Central
  • Hot Water Comedy Club
  • Liverpool Comedy Cellar
  • Liverpool Comedy Club
  • The Epstein Theatre
  • Ma Egerton’s Stage Door
  • Maghull Town Hall
  • Liverpool Philharmonic
  • Liverpool Everyman
  • St Georges Hall
  • Murphy’s Town Hall
  • Espresso Plus
  • The Jacaranda
  • Studio 2 @ Parr St.

The Managed Decline team are big fans of comedy, with several of us making the pilgrimage to Edinburgh every August to get our fill. With this insider information in mind our highlights include:

Romesh Ranganathan – Liverpool Philharmonic Hall – 21/09/2016

Liam Williams @ Live at Broadchurch – Unity Theatre – 27/09/2016

Simon Munnery – Unity Theatre – 01/10/2016

New to this year, the festival is introducing its very own Fringe Festival – Funny Looking Fringe – curated by the guys at Funny Looking Live. The team will be commandeering 81 Renshaw St and showcasing some of the city’s brightest and esoteric comedy at affordable prices. The Funny Looking team are further incentivising attendance with their badges, which take an additional pound off all shows – available from the venue for £2. Managed Decline picks for the Fringe events include; Steve Gribbin & Liam Hale, but we’ll be sure to check out far more during the fringe.

This September, once the long summer nights are gone and the symptoms of SAD are starting to kick in, lighten the mood with one of these guys.