Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Jonathan Murray tells us about his show,Cue Comedy,which he will be performing atMurphys Town Hall
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Working-class lad who grew up in a working-class area, giving his tales a feminine make-over
Is this your first visit to the Liverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
I performed the year before last and it was interesting, it was during my first year so got to meet lots of likeminded acts, deal with lots of egos but also genuine funny people.
How has the show developed on the way to the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
I’ve managed to find my niche, from working on different stage personas to how I dress and what I speak about. So i speak more about embarrassing experiences rather than the jack the lad stuff I used to
How have you been preparing for the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
A few spots at the fringe festival, a lot of shows outside of Liverpool, learning what different audiences like and getting out of my comfort zone.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
This year looks like its going to be the best year yet, from the new acts to the established
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
Jim Jefferies, Bill Burr and the late great Richard Pryor, I study them before every gig.
What was your worst on-stage experience?
A gig in Bolton, a woman assumed I was a drug dealer leading to her boyfriend threatening me, other than that, lovely audience. Even if they were a little Scouse-ist
What is your favourite cracker joke?
Why did the Chicken cross the road?
Probably a random movement as their brains cannot comprehend pre-meditated movements.Twitter: @jonathanmurrays
Dates and times:
Ticket prices: £3/£5
Venue: Murphys Town Hall