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Southport Comedy Festival
Southport Comedy Festival
Southport Comedy Festival.
Two weekends of blistering comedy from the best in the north west means belly laughs are guaranteed. Check out the acts below. The Southport Comedy Festival is on 16th-19th and 23rd-26th October 2003. Box Office: 01704 540011.
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Thursday 16th October, Main Theatre, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 7.30pm.

Mrs Barbara Nice - this middle-aged housewife stage-diver has recently toured her own one-woman show, supported Lily Savage and appeared in Phoenix Nights with Peter Kay.

Alan Carr (first support) - Alan is a big favourite on the circuit and returns from a successful Edinbugh Festival show. He has won the BBC New Comedian of the Year award, and is the spiritual son of Frankie Howerd.

Phil Walker (second support) - quickfire jokes and gags from Lytham St Annes, as son of Roy will have you rolling in the aisles. Phil is the current North West Comedian of the Year.

Greg Cook (opening act) - Greg's deadpan bulldog demeanour is the perfect foil to some of the wild flights of comedy fantasy. We reckon this Blackpool taxi-driver is the new Les this space.

Friday 17th October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 8pm.

Justin Moorhouse (plus support) - Justin is perhaps most recognisable on TV screens as Young Kenny in the hugely successful Phoenix Nights. He spent the whole of the last series with his face painted like a tiger.

Saturday 18th October, Main Theatre, Southport Arts Centre. £12, 8pm.

Jeremy Hardy - Jeremy Hardy is one of the UK's foremost stand-up comedians. His live work has included 'Just for Laughs' and the Edinburgh Fringe where he won the prestigious Perrier Award.

Sunday 19th October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 7.30pm.

Charlie Chuck - Charlie is one of the most original comics on the world, with his many daft catchphrases and inventive ideas. He's appeared on Reeves and Mortimer and the Double Decker adverts.

Chambers & Nettleton (support) - the best live female double act in the land! A classic comedy duo in the Morecambe and Wise vein that will bring the house down with their musical parodies.

Hovis Presley (opening act) - the bard of Bolton. Pithy puns and wild wit in an unforgettably morose manner.

Sunday 19th October, Pier Pavillion, Southport Pier. £4, 1pm.

Mundo Jazz - Jazz is regarded as one of Panama's national treasures (alongside the canal and the hat). Elements of the pub landlord plays Carlos Santana, this personality is a must see.

Steve Harris (support) - in 1998 Steve won the North West Comedian of the Year. He has provided regular warm up for the National Lottery and written and presented 'Made in Manchester.' A real bundle of joy!

Dominic Woodward (opening act) - top new stand-up who analyses the characteristics of martial arts enthusiasts, takes a look at Body Shop products, and offers invaluable advice on how to get your own back on Argos.

Thursday 23rd October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 8pm.

John Bishop - no two shows are ever the same with John. His observational humour guarantees him regular performances at all the major comedy clubs. Hot stuff at the moment.

Friday 24th October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 8pm.

Mark Steel - Mark has performed as a stand-up comedian on the British comedy circuit and on national tours since 1983.

Saturday 25th October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £12, 8pm.

Jeff Green - award winning comedian Jeff has established himself as one of the most popular comics in the UK. His razor sharp observations make him one of the brightest talents on the comedy scene.

Sunday 26th October, Pier Pavillion, Southport Pier. £4, 1pm.

Archie Kelly - Archie is best known as one of the leading characters on the award winning Channel 4 show 'Phoenix Nights', playing serial liar Kenny Senior.

Steve Edge (support) - lively stand-up, was the keyboard player in Phoenix Nights.

Wayne Dawber (opening act) - tells tales of the weird and wonderful woes of Wigan.

Sunday 26th October, Studio 1, Southport Arts Centre. £10, 7.30pm.

Smug Roberts - a brilliant act who makes the mundane magnificent. As well as appearing on countless tv soaps, and Phoenix Nights, he also helped pen the legendary song 'Meat Pie, Sausage Roll, Come on England, Give Us A Goal.'

Duncan Oakley (support) - a sensational act, easily the best new musical comedian on the planet. He takes well-loved standards and does impressions of the wrong people singing them. Has to be seen.

The Amazing Sid Selby and Fanny (opening act) - the only comedy pensioners on the circuit! An extravaganza of magic and comedy (MAGICOMEDY!). Expect tricks and Werthers originals.

The Southport Comedy Festival is on 16th-19th and 23rd-26th October 2003. For tickets to any of the shows, call the box office on 01704 540011.

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