Funny Looking Fringe Week 1 Done!

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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!

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

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

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

Stephanie Laing – Video Here
AJ Hill – Video Here

Adele & Tom
Shaved Dog – Video Here

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!


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!


Coming Up!


Juliette Burton – Decision Time – 7pm

Odd>Bods – Hot Mess!


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

Rasputin’s Lunchbox – Towers of Rasp – 7pm

Ed Aczel – Foreign Policy – 9pm


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:

Funny Looking Presents…

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

Youtube – A Playlist of Champions

Thaddeus Bent's Featre of Fear teaser
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Arthur Smith v’s Hebden Bridge Arts Festival


“You need chaos to give birth to a dancing star.”
Nietsche (& Arthur Smith)
Arthur Smith: At Your Service
Hebden Bridge Arts Festival
July 1, 2016.
What a fantastic venue the Picture House in Hebden Bridge is, freshly and beautifully refurbished after the devastating floods of last year. The very essence of the word plush. Deep burgundy and gold flake and a sense of history and place. Normally a fantastic cinema venue but for Friday night it played host to the stand-up legend and tenacious untortured artist that is, Arthur Smith.
Bringing the very best of Alternative Comedy to the smartest of audience is the sole goal of Funny Looking Presents… And you can’t get more legendary under this banner then Arthur.
One quick glimpse of his history can tell you that the term legendary can sometimes be applied too lightly and too quickly. It is wholly appropriate in this case.
Helping to promote this gig for what seems to be a fantastic Festival; in one of the most beautiful towns north of Manchester; has been a treat here in Funny Looking Towers.
You know it’s going to be a great gig when the Director of the Hebden Bridge Arts Festival themselves takes great care to ensure that gently suggested rider items might favour cheese and chocolate (Arthur is famously diabetic – I say famously as he does write a column in diabetics monthly or something) to assuage any possible hypo, is lovingly placed on the one dressing room open since the post flood refurbishment.
The gig was a joy and the chaos that follows this long-standing Lord of Misrule was evident throughout.
Arthur has long been a champion and supporter of new acts and Manchester-based comedian Kate McCabe 174_HBAF2016_July1_craigshawphotofully realised her opening spot for the gig. Fantastic that the audience  warmed to her take on British ways and errors, (it’s a post BREXIT apocalypse guys we need to try and laugh through our tears) and she left the stage triumphantly. Thankfully Kate was already on her way to the next gig so she missed the gentle savaging of the entire American way that followed her set. For one of the architects and champions of the more politically correct approach comedy in the early 80s, (and I’m a big fan of that by the way and if you’re not and you think it out dated then get some cleverer material) showed our American cousins some of the errors of their ways…
Now I’m not saying the audience were hostile, far from it in fact for IMG_121099% of the time. Some of the audience made requests for old Smith routines, such was their level of fandom. But let’s just say there was an edge of menace when Arthur somewhat failed the pronunciation of Todmorden and Mytholmryod. At one point I saw pitchforks twitching under the seats…
Now, I’m not saying the next two items are connected but there was only one presenter that BBC Radio Four turned too when they needed a narrator for a documentary on the life and history of tramps. That was of course Arthur Smith. Prior to the gig Arthur, a keen rambler made contact and swapped gags with a local character. Two free tickets were offered in payment for said jokes and that started the rollercoaster of directors commentary offered by the two relaxed audience members. The gentlemans +1 enthusiastically tried to follow Mr Smith’s on stage naked cameo artiste. All I shall say that as I stood preventing this relaxed young woman from getting backstage, she clearly had a robust grasp of  English invective vocabulary. The role of a promotor is a varied one.

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So there we have it Funny Looking Presents… takes itself out of Liverpool starting what is hopefully a continuing journey promoting the very best comedy to the most discerning of audience. And the audience were dreamy. Lots of laughs. Lots of love and frankly an over enthusiastic commitment to the singing of highly unique version of God save the Queen.
Viva La republic.
Viva Hebden Bridge.
Thank you the Festival Director, Helen Meller for hosting us.
The technical team Ben & Graham and the whole bloody gang at the Picture House.
Funny Looking Presents… would also like to thank Marissa Burgess, Kate McCabe, Lance +1 and of course the simply unique Mr Arthur Smith.
Building on a history of Podcasts, Season One of Funny Looking Presents… in Liverpool and towards the Funny Looking Fringe at the Liverpool Comedy Festival.
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Funny Looking Podcast 08 – Pappy’s, McCabe & Scotland


Pappy’s, BBC Comedy Cafe & Kate Mcabe – what a way to start the New Year! There is so much in this and so much to come – Ambassadors, truly we are spoiling you. Key in the Not the Comedy round up bit is a strong mention of Wil Hodgson (Gav said it wrong on the pod) forgive us Wil (and come on the Pod!)


Kate McCabe was so generous with her time, as we mentioned we would put all her contact details here:

twitter handle: @katemccabesays


Charity thing:


For a few weeks you can find the specific podcast Gav was involved with at the BBC Comedy Cafe site:

Comedy Cafe

It is a podcast we have recommended before and has for some reason become our top favourite!

Our other top favourite podcast belongs to Pappy’s. Those guys.

Catch this amazing tour in its final dates in London and set the long range Plus Box for Secret Dude Society

pappysOur live pod with the Venerable Arthur Smith still cometh. He would love you to chat to him LIVE! Here: Before the 24th of Jan 2013 anyway. Always a great night with Arthur –

Skype in: funnylookingpod – or just say hello.

Lots of Love Gav & Pete