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Latest Mailing List – Oct 2016

It’s almost November already? Don’t be glum chum. If you are super quick there is some freebies & limited offers… Because we love you.
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Funny Looking Presents…

For the Love of Alternative Comedy.
Curated with a Care.
Long Form Comedy for the Discerning.

So much good stuff to tell you guys! Soon to be legendary new shows. Kids Gigs & the almost instantaneous return of a Funny Looking Favourite.
Hidden Freebies in ticket links.
Limited 2-4-1’s

Exclusive £4 Tickets here for Jordan Brookes available for the Mailing List – if you add the code MAILING. 

Gav

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Get on board quick, they’ll all be doing it soon.

Jordan Brookes: The Making OfNov 3rd – 7:30pm – 81 Renshaw St

It’s this week! Oh my goodness. Just have a dig around to see how good this champ is.

I honestly believe Jordan will be one of those acts where you were able to say ‘ well I did get to see him in a beautiful back room space of a lovely cafe in Liverpool before you had heard of him…”

You’ll come to this gig and bring a friend and they will never stop thanking you, I can tell you.

Jordan currently features FL fave Kiri Pritchard McLean’s Comedy Short on Sky. It’s a brilliantly dark. Some details here.

Following this we have our Live Chat Show, featuring Liverpool Echo What’s On Comedian of the Year (Will he ever stop going on about it?) Top Joe, Lee Hithersay & Rob Bond.

Also debuting in the new feature – ‘The Hot Spot’ will be Rebecca E Clarke.

All of this for a bargain price if you buy in advance. And it’s still a stonker on the door!

Liverpool born Jordan talks about his triumphant return to his home town…
Funny Looking Presents:
The Stray Gods…
“Divinely daft comedy from Liverpool’s alternative ambrosia (not the custard).”

26th November

7:30pm

Do we have an early Christmas present for you?! Following the smash hit that was the first ever Funny Looking Fringe, come and join us for a special evening of collaboration, where the greatest comic minds in Liverpool’s alternative scene collide to bring you something incredible.

Uniting their comedy muscles to flex the bicep of laughter Travelling Wilburys style (or whichever supergroup you find applicable to your lives), Shaved Dog Comedy, Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zo and Rebecca E Clarke join forces with all former members of the Legion of Doom.

It’s a show unlike any other – never before seen material, all new sketches and characters, and the scene’s most popular writers and performers in unprecedented combinations.
We can’t stress how great
this is going to be. Come and witness the birth of…

The Stray Gods.

Featuring:
Lee Hithersay (Terry Arlarse, formerly the Legion of Doom)
Rob Bond (Thaddeus Bent, formerly the Legion of Doom)
Michael Burton (Shaved Dog, Yolav)
Danny Bradley (Shaved Dog, Graham)
Liam Hale (Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zoo, Greg Byke)
Rebecca E Clarke (Radio Rachel)

And the writing chops of:
Oliver Bond (Formerly the Legion of Doom)
Sean Stokes (Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zoo

Tickets, Limited Offers & Maybe a Freebie Here

Sean Morley:
Earned Helplessness
(Work In Progress)
He has only just left us…

(by this I mean Sean is here on Oct the 30th running his workshop Scriptless Stand Up – you could still get there – depending on when you read this) 

But he is coming back with his Work in Progress show:

Earned HelplessnessThursday 1st Dec

81 Renshaw St

“Hi(!) & Wow! It’s me! Top lad Sean Morley.

Here I am with some of the biggest best jokes, really ready to smash the gig, raise the roof, raze the venue and salt the Earth. A show about divesting all your responsibilities.

As heard on BBC Radio 2, 4 & 4 Extra.

“Giddily hilarious. And he told not one joke” (Vibrations Magazine)

“Setting the bar for alternative comedy” (Our Favourite Places)

“Brilliant” (Broadway Baby)”

Get on this Ticket Link for treats aplenty – until they are gone…

Funny Looking Kids:
Comedy Club
Top nonsense. Guaranteed idiots. Definite Silliness.
Almost certainly a bonkers time.
Come to the comedy club in Liverpool especially for Funny Looking Kids!Rules:
No Swears
No Peanuts
No Uniform
Bring Jokes
Expect chaos and expert tomfoolery from some the best comic around.
(7+ suggested)
(Lovely cafe for the mums, dads, carers, aunties, uncles et al to sip tea and read the paper in…
Just saying…)
£3 for Kids!
(And Funny Looking Badge wearers! Sush! Mailing List exclusive!)
£5 for Grown Ups!

Nov 5th – 2.30pm to 4pm
Dec 3rd – 2.30pm to 4pm

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Finale Free!

We have made our last gig free! Come join us!
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Sunday 9pm – 81 Renshaw St
The Finale…

Sadly we have had to rearrange Sundays gig with John O’Sullivan. (We love him and we will be getting up here some time we know)

So we shall be bringing the live chat show Funny Looking Live. Don’t worry. We’ve done this before.

This Sunday will be the first chance for you to see the triumphant return to 81 Renshaw Street for officially the very best stand-up in Liverpool today. Top Joe.

Only the ‘very strange man’ who became winner of the Liverpool Echo What’s On Stand-Up of the year. Click Here.

With local poet Terry Arlarse & stand-up supremo Che Burnley confirmed as guests we need you to come down and join in the chat live. If you want a flavour of the potential madness you can look back to our other ‘Chat Show’ nights, HERE, HERE & HERE…

The  Funny Looking Fringe at the Liverpool Comedy Festival is coming to an end…

ALL YOUR TICKET NEEDS HERE

Funny Looking Fringe is a grass roots endevour entirely funded by ticket sales. Come down and support live comedy!

Gav

info@funnylooking.co.uk
 

Sat: AhhGee & Holly Burn

7pm – The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org
Consider this a conjugal visit but rather than any mucky business we’re bringing sketches, daftness and most importantly a quiz.
See a video HERE

9pm – Holly Burn: I AM SPECIAL
Holly’s special, she knows it… but when will everyone else catch on?! The loud voice of Generation Y wants it all, without doing anything to get it.
“A proper mad comedian” Stewart Lee’s Fringe Recommendation 2015
A gloriously silly woman with a warped mind and a cheerful disregard for shame.★★★★ (Chortle)
James Acaster’s Top Comedy Picks 2015 -The Guardian : “One of my favourite acts to watch ever.”

Sun: Freddy Quinne, Terry Arlarse  & Fringe Finale!

5pm -Freddy Quinne – Entfremdung (Work in Progress)
Award-winning comedian Freddy Quinne present a Work In Progress show about the disconnection between what you do all day, and who you feel you really are.

7pm – Terry Arlarse: Art in Your Mind
Liverpool’s greatest poet & truth bomber is back la. Join Terry, with his unique brand of Shouten WordTM, for the launch of his new poetry anthology Terry Across the Mersey. It’s the first full collection of his work (bout time) so expect it to be peppered with such classics as: United Through Unity, Puppy Love Meet Coma & Get Some Perspective you Bell. Come, sit back and have some art installed in your mind. (Starring Sketchfest finalist Lee Hithersay, formerly of the Legion of Doom.)

9pm – Fringe Finale! See above…

Staying in touch

Find us at @funnylookingpod and HERE on Facebook


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Funny Looking Fringe Week 1 Done!

A cut and paste from our Mailing List.

Forgive the scrappiness. We’ve got  big job on!

One week into the Funny Looking Fringe at the Liverpool Comedy Festival!
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Wow! What a week it has been!

The  Funny Looking Fringe at the Liverpool Comedy Festival has gone off like a lovely rocket!

Whizz! Boom!You have missed!

Thursday:
The Bido Lito Launch night! – Pictures Here
Doug Segal
Liam Pickford – Interview Here

Saturday:
The Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club – Liam Hale – Che Burnley
Top Joe’s Word Launch – Pictures Here

Sunday:
James Meehan – Kiri Pritchard Mclean
Gein’s Family GiftShop – Pictures Here

Monday:
Stephanie Laing – Video Here
AJ Hill – Video Here

Tuesday:
Adele & Tom
Shaved Dog – Video Here

Wednesday:
Thaddeus Bent

But we don’t want you to miss any more of this.

See below for some excellent 2 – 4 – 1 bargains and FREE treats!

Funny Looking Fringe is a grass roots endevour entirely funded by ticket sale. Come down and support live comedy!

Gav

info@funnylooking.co.uk

And a little chat with me

(Thank you Rob, Ged & Michael for your superb skills!)

 

Juliette Burton – Decision Time

Ed Aczel – Sat 9pm

Juliette sold out EVERY SINGLE gig at the Edinburgh Festival!
And we have the privilege of hosting her show here in Liverpool!The Liverpool Echo ran a brilliant article recommending hers and many of the shows that made a splash at the Edinburgh Festival 

Another one of those is the equally brilliant Ed Aczel – Saturday at 9pm.

As a little thank you if you are quick there are a couple of free tickets on their ticket links.

Find them HERE

Golden Ticket


After two long days at the LJMU welcome event!
A Golden Ticket winner was drawn on Periscope and has been contacted.
They must be shy as we haven’t heard back yet – We will draw another if we don’t hear back!

Kriss Foster – And The Very Small Museum – Sunday 9pm – FREE!

How lucky are we to have the very brilliant Kriss Foster here for Free this Sunday?Yes – Free!

9pm

Coming Up!

Friday:

Juliette Burton – Decision Time – 7pm

Odd>Bods – Hot Mess!

Saturday:

Jim Alsbalstian’s Human Zoo – 5pm (See Below for offers!)

Rasputin’s Lunchbox – Towers of Rasp – 7pm

Ed Aczel – Foreign Policy – 9pm

Sunday:

ComedySportz – 3pm Fun for ALL the family all ages welcome!

Bang Bang! – 5pm – Comedy Improv for Grown Ups!

Joz Norris  – Hello, Goodbye – 7pm (See below for offers!)

2-4-1 Ticket Offers!

Limited 2-4-1 Tickets for Mailing Listers

Go to:

The Funny Looking Fringe


For limited number 2-4-1 tickets for gigs that include:Odd>Bods
ComedySportz
Bang Bang
Joz Norris
Alastair Clarke
The Ahhgee Crow-Barred in Material Emporium Extravaganza.org
Freddy Quinne

And more!
Search for the 2-4-1’s but when they are gone they are gone!

Staying in touch

Find us at @funnylookingpod and HERE on Facebook


Finally we heard that Shaved Dog pair, Yolav and Graham plus fantastic comic Shall Byron were just brilliant at the Liverpool Echo Stand-up of the year final.
But Top Joe won it.
That’s gonna cause cramptamonium in the Liverpool Comedy Scene…

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Mailing List – Fringe Weekend 01

 

 

Did you win the Golden Ticket? Probably not… But there are free tickets for you still!
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This week. It all begins…

The Liverpool Comedy Festival starts this week and after months of planning, so lumbers the Funny Looking Fringe. Dedicated to bringing the best in Long For Comedy. One hour shows to delight, enthral, enchant, challenge, engage and mostly make you laugh.

This update will tell you:

  • Who won the Golden Ticket
    How you can get your hands on more Freebies!

  • Who is coming up
  • How you can get your hands on EXCLUSIVE Mailing List only limited bargains

Line Up & Tickets
 
With first time hours, master works in development and acres of finely honed comedy that is fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival; we are a broad church of choice.
 
Comedy for kids, music, podcasts, impro, stories, sketch, magic, mayhem, chaos, jokes, japes, jumbles and a joint we will get jumping with laughter. There is something here for you and all your pals. Bring them.
 
Look out for special announcements on Facebook & Twitter. Lots of freebie tickets this week for shares are coming…

You can now buy your tickets from 81 Renshaw St itself – pop in take some flyers, buy a ticket and have some lovely treats…

Come along, take a punt, stay for a coffee, cake and a beer. Be entertained. Be enthralled. Be challenged. Be part of the Liverpool Comedy Fringe that is Funny Looking.

http://funnylooking.co.uk

We drew the winner for this years Golden Ticket at the Launch of the Festival.
As you can see we are above reproach – we asked a politician to make the draw!
Gemma supported the Liverpool Comedy Festival last year and is over the moon!
See below for details of how you can still get free tickets & keep an eye out this week for news of a new Student Only Golden Ticket Competition…
Launch Gala with Bido Lito!
In partnership with Bido Lito we are launching this Fringe in style this week.

With music and comedy combined, come get a taster of the acts to come for Free!

CLICK HERE

To book your free ticket.

Acts include:

A Lovely War
Top Joe
Alastair Clark
Hannah Jones
Kate McCabe
Thaddeus Bent and more!

Snippits and Tasters
Short Cuts and bite size joy injections.

Did you see the article they did on the Fringe? What corkers! – It’s onlineHERE.

This is a grassroots Fringe, unfunded & dependent on your help sharing the list, telling people about it retweets, shares and likes really do help. Get excited with me will you?

FRIDAY 16th Sept
Our true opening night couldn’t be better.

7pm – Doug Segal – I Can Make You Feel Good  £7/£6 (Further offers available)
Click the link for a taster of the show & a chance to read the superb reviews Doug snatched in Edinburgh this year.

9pm – Liam Pickford – “Your Love Is A Knackered Bus Stop I can No Longer Be Arsed To Vandalise.” £6/£5 (Further offers and combo tickets apply)

We are big fans of this up and coming comic with a assured sense and voice that only Ashton’s finest can produce.

EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Tickets link to access very limited £4 tickets – once they are gone they are gone!

Saturday 17th Sept
Super Saturday – with four shows and something for the whole family!

3pm – Funny Looking Kids: Comedy Club
Family Friendly Chaos.
No swears.
No peanuts.
No Dairy.
Much Laughs

5pm – Liam Hale: Live in Limbo 
£6/£5 (Further offers and combo tickets apply)

Fresh from Ed Fringe – EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Tickets link to access very limited£3 tickets – once they are gone they are gone!

7pm – Che Burnley: The Big C (Work in Progress)

A new show from this funny and thoughtful comic. EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Tickets link to access very limited£3 tickets – once they are gone they are gone!

9pm – Top Joe’s Oxford English Dictionary 2017 Bid Launch

A whole hour with the new Liverpool Echo and Laughterhouse Stand-up of the year Finalist! EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Tickets link to access very limited£3 tickets – once they are gone they are gone!

Sunday 18th Sept
Super Saturday – Three gigs to rule them all. If you miss these dreamboats you will have missed one of my personal favourite days on the Fringe.

EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Tickets link to access very limited £10 tickets for all 3 gigs! – once they are gone they are gone!

5pm – James Meehan: Class Act
A debut hour from this Gein’s & Funz & Games award winner!

7pm – Kiri Pritchard McLean: Hysterical Woman
Kiri’s posters at Ed Fringe were covered in 4 star reviews – click the link to read them and see why this was a Guardian recommended must see!

9pm – Gein’s Family Giftshop: Work in Progress

What? you want a brand new show from this troupe of BBC Radio Waleslegends? Ok. EXCLUSIVE: Type the code MAILING into the Get Ticketslink to access very limited £10 tickets – once they are gone they are gone!

Student Golden Ticket Competition

Would you like to see almost every single funny looking fringe at the Liverpool comedy festival gig for free? Of course you would! Who wouldn’t?

Funny looking is going to give away a Student only Golden Ticket. Allowing you the ability to just swan into every gig and not have to hand over any of your sweet folding.

Click here and add your email address and enter the draw.

Drawn mid Sept 20th.
Not transferrable to anybody other then the winner.

(If you have already bought tickets for any of the gigs, and you really should do, I will ensure you are refunded and not out of pocket – Gav)

Merchandise
A Funny Looking badge for a minimum donation of £2 will get you a pound off every single Funny Looking gig for life (terms and conditions apply)

Just £8 will get you a Funny Looking mug and as you sip your cup of joe you will know that you have supported our endeavours to give new and alternative comedy a gloriously different at home in Liverpool.

Finally if you just have to have one of our logos printed on a T-shirt, pair of leggings, or even a cushion, you can go to our red bubble store and support as that way. (Though it’s a bit expensive and then they sting you for postage so look out for the days when there are discounts)
(Basically, by a mug)

Season 2 & Podcasts
PODCAST!

Funny Looking enters its 3rd year as the official podcast of the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Search iTunes or your pod catcher for Funny Looking.
(During the festival look out on Twitter for our guerilla Funny Looking Live podcasts and mayhem…)

Funny Looking Live has returned to Spreaker on a Sunday night.
Chat calls and topics. It’s either the best or the very worst way to start or finish your week.

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FLP 24.5 Top Joe & Sean Morley Special

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tumblr_nu0xnrwkzp1ufvsxfo1_r12_500Ahead of Top Joe’s second Regular Gig we present Top Joe, Gav and Sheffield sensation – Sean Morley.

Sean was a semi finalist in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards 2015 and crown prince of the alternative Sheffield scene.

Top Joe is.Top Joe.

It’s a fabulous gig and worth your time and effort. Find Top Joe on Facebook or:

http://omgtopjoe.tumblr.com/
https://twitter.com/toptopjoe

Sean Morley:sean Morley

https://twitter.com/SeanMorleyBrand

Have a look at the Funny Looking Presents… Gigs here:

Thurs Dec 3rd – Beth Vyse: As Funny As Cancer
Thurs Jan 7th – Arthur Smith: Mindlessness – A Beginners Guide
Thurs Feb 4th – Holly Burn:
Thurs March 3rd – Chris Coltrane: An Hour Of Tory-Smashing Comedy
Thurs April 7th – Michael J Dolan: The Most Villainous Michael J Dolan

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Your subscriptions and reviews help us more then you imagine.

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FLP 21 – Liverpool Goes to Ed Fringe 2015 & Liverpool Comedy Festival Special 2015 01

It is Funny Looking Podcast 21 and due to total collapse of organisational skill on Gav’s behalf – Pete isn’t here again…

But we do have some old and new friends.

Once again we are excited to announce that we are the ‘Official’ Podcast of the Liverpool Comedy Festival 2015, beating off the dozens of other Liverpool based podcasts we know.

We will be bringing you previews and chats with artists, legends and heroes from across the whole festival.

But that is not yet…

There is a smal matter of the Edinburgh Comedy Festival to go.

Oh and the fact that Funny Looking Live – GOES LIVE!!

Two gigs at an amazing venue in Liverpool, 81 Renshaw St.

And that is the theme of this podcast, the growing hub of alternative, comedy, arts and performance out of this city centre venue.

Chris Jenkins - Top JoeAlastair Clark & the Legion of Doom Alastair Clarke & Becky Webbgentlemen have both been featured in this podcast before and they are joined by Becky Web & Chris Jenkins as they prepare for Ed Fest, Liverpool Comedy Festival and more.

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Links to pals:

Liverpool Comedy Festival

The Legion of Doom:

Legion of Doom: Curiouser & Spuriouser

Cabaret At the End of the Universe
Alastair Clarke:

Getting Better

Chris Jenkins:

LEAVING THE HOUSE, WITH TOP JOE

Alastair & Chris

The Best Top Quality 5-Star International Gold Standard 100% Extraordinary Cabaret at the Fringe Ever: Top Acts GuaranteedThe Liverpool Comedy Festival:

Funny Looking LIve:
19th September – http://www.thecomedytrust.com/comedy-festival/whats-on/funny-looking-live/
26th September – http://www.thecomedytrust.com/comedy-festival/whats-on/funny-looking-live-269/funny

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