OurLiverpool Laughsseries offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at theLiverpool Comedy Festival. Gein’s Family Giftshop tell us about their show, Work in Progress, which they will be performing atFunny Looking Fringe
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Poo, blood, bums and the occasional bit of social commentary that goes largely unnoticed.
Is this your first visit to theLiverpool Comedy Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
No way, we were here last year in the same venue. We have been warned year after year to watch out for Purple Aki but we still aren’t sure what that means.
How has the show developed on the way totheLiverpool Comedy Festival?
This is a work in progress show so we hope it develops a lot because at the time of typing, we don’t actually have a show.
How have you been preparing for theLiverpool Comedy Festival?
The way we prepare for any festival. Jim plays on his phone, Kath shadow boxes for 36 hours straight, breaking only to pee and drink celery water. Ed has been polishing his widge, we’ve told him it’s not coming out in the show but he says you can never be too careful. Kiri has just been listening to Hamilton non-stop and now keeps challenging us all to duels.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the otherfestivalofferings?
Well, we’re multi-award-winning but we’re also a bunch of utter assholes. Everyone else doing the festival seems quite nice so if you can’t wait till Christmas dinner with your family to be surrounding by a group of pricks, maybe come to this?
Who in the comedy world influences you the most?
The League of Gentleman, Jam, Big Train – all the good ones. But equally all the terrible sketches we’ve seen over the years have served as an inspiring cautionary tale.
What was your worst on stage experience?
Maybe the first year we went to Edinburgh with a short show? We were performing at 4pm in a pub to utter apathy. One day someone won the jackpot on the fruit machine they refused to turn off and we were heckled by the sound of tumbling pound coins.
What is yourfavouritecracker joke?
“All white people look the same” is a pretty good one.
Dates and times:September 18that 9pm
Ticket prices:£6 (£5 Concessions)
Venue: Funny Looking Fringe
Box Office Details:http://funnylooking.c