COMEDY. It’s always been something Wirral is rather good at.
From Paul O’Grady to the Robbins clan, when it comes to ribs we’ve certainly been tickling above our weight.
So, if you’ve been scouring the peninsula in search of stand-up, a new night in the heart of Tranmere could be just for you.
Big Comedy begins at the Prenton Park pub, in the shadow of the stadium which shares its name, next Thursday evening.
Your compere for the night is Brendan Riley, a man whose endearing delivery sees him bounce between his Formby home and the finest comedy venues the length and breadth of the country.
He is in the process of organising the Southport Comedy Festival for the third successive year but has still found the time to MC the brand new comedy night at the Prenton Park pub, the first of which takes place on Thursday, September 19.
A man with a handy contacts book, Brendan is joined on the night by two of his amusing chums, who’ll be doing their utmost to keep the regulars entertained.
If reports are to be believed, Steve Harris’ party piece is a beatbox number that takes some beating (make sure you request it if it doesn’t wind up in his act).
The North West Comedian of the Year for 1998, Steve was also a finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny contest and made an appearance on an entertainment special of The Weakest Link back in 2002. A colleague on our sister paper, the Liverpool ECHO, once said of Steve that “nobody has made rap this funny since Vanilla Ice” so he’s well worth a watch (and listen).
Making up the trinity next Thursday is Daliso Chaponda.
Originally from Malawi, he will be joining Brendan at Southport’s festival next month and his optimistic take on world affairs has seen him appear in locations as diverse as Canada and the United Arab Emirates.
The Big Comedy night begins at 8.30pm, doors open at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £8, which includes food.
The Prenton Park pub can be found at 796, Borough Road.
To book tickets, call 07590 834 042.