Our Liverpool Laughs series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the Liverpool Comedy Festival. Thaddeus Bent tells us about his show Fear-tre of Fear, which he will be performing at Funny Looking Fringe at 81 Renshaw Street.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Awfully funny awful ghost stories!
Is this your first visit to the Liverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
This is my first Liverpool Comedy festival alone. I was once in a comedy collective ‘The Legion of Doom’ who performed in 2015 and were then destroyed. There is no connection.
How has the show developed on the way to the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
It has got much longer, also aside from ghost stories there are noises to go over the ghost stories, like skeletons comings to get you on squeaky joints! There may even be some limited special effects, at least as good as Inception.
How have you been preparing for the Liverpool Comedy Festival?
Brushing up on Kung Fu and watching The Great American Ghost Hunt on free to air channel Really.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
There is a distinct possibility that a portal to hell will open as the end of proceedings (there will be no refunds)
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
At risk of disappearing up my backside. Spike Milligan was and is a genius.
What was your worst on stage experience?
I had a brief time as a stage medium, an accountant from Lytham St Anns channeled Keith Moon from The Who and ended up causing £240 of property damage. It was pretty bad.
What is your favorite cracker joke?
Anything by Richard Pryor and that one about the Christmas cake theft…The Stollen Cake.
Dates and times: September 21st 9pm
Ticket prices: £6 General £5 Concessions Funny Looking Badge Holders £5.
Venue: 81 Renshaw Street.
Box Office Details: http://funnylooking.co.uk/fringe/