Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in- cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Jack Ryan tells us about his show Does Stand Up – On Tour, which he will be performing at Constellations.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
You should probably pick up some Tenna Ladies en-route!
Is this your first visit to the Liverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
It’s the first time I’ve come to the festival as a performer. You can’t go wrong with a Liverpool audience… so I’ve been told. They will literally say it as it is, if you crack Liverpool, you can do anything!
How has the show developed on the way to the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
I wanted to keep the scouse heart and relatability factor for the show. By doing this I have invited some of my favourite local acts to support me. These include: Callum Oakley [Britain’s Got Talent], John McCreadie, Mark Whalley, Eddie Fortune and from down the M6… Danny Clives and Lindsey Santoro [BBC New Comedy Awards 2016]!
How have you been preparing for the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
I’ve been testing the water with my material, I believe that live stand up should be more of an experience! The audience really should fasten their seat belts…
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I like to think I can put on a show. I like to bring a bit of everything to the party… this certainly is a get together not to be missed!
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
I have to say Sarah Millican…
Her debut DVD Chatterbox is probably the most viewed out of my collection. Literally since my first experience of her in 2011 – seeing her live years later, I have never been so hooked or inspired to succeed.
What was your worst on-stage experience?
Probably the first time my whole family decided to come down and watch me. What can I say?… Never fuel your Nanna with Baileys! Not even at Christmas!
What is your favourite cracker joke?
Why did Adele cross the road?…
…To say ‘hello from the other side!’
Dates and times: Wednesday21 September from 7pm
Ticket prices: £3
Box Office Details: Tickets available from the venue, on the door