Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Kate Jackson tells us about her show, which she will be performing at CUE Comedy.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
A little insight into the mind of a single, late twenties nursing student.
Is this your first visit to the Liverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
I have been along as a spectator last year and really enjoyed seeing acts such as Dan Nightingale and Colin Cloud at Hot Water Comedy Club.
How has the show developed on the way to the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
I have been taking up more gigs and trying out new material, I recently started retraining from working in Primary Education to becoming an Adult Nurse. I am also single for the first time in three years, which as you can imagine is incredibly liberating.
How have you been preparing for the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
As above, gigging more and networking more. A friend and myself are also launching our monthly night in the Kabinate called the “Laughter Locker” during the festival, we have a great line up taking place in an excellent venue. It’s exciting!
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
I don’t honestly think I’m massively different from that many acts, I just talk about my life, my jobs and my relationships.
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
I would say I am generally myself on stage, but magnified. My favorite local comedians are probably Adam Staunton and Hot Water MC Paul Smith. As in famous comedians, Robin Williams and Dara O’Brien.
What was your worst on stage experience?
For my 6th gig I stupidly accepted a fluke offering of a 15 minute middle spot with two fairly well established acts. I had no idea what the comedy circuit was like and naively went along thinking I was the bees knees. Turns out experience means a lot in this industry and although getting a few laughs, I died on my arse.
What is your favourite cracker joke?
What did one snowman say to another?
“Can you smell carrots?”
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Dates and times: 7:30pm 20th Sep
Ticket prices: Ask Henry Churney
Venue: Espresso Plus
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