Live from the Broadchurch @ Liverpool Unity Theatre

By September 14, 2016

Theatre & Dance. Liverpool.


From Left to Right: Liam Williams, Ahir Shah, Alfie Brown.

2016 has been a turbulent year for politics across all parties, to say the least, but Labour in particular have been a great source of comedy throughout it all. Perhaps not bust-a-gut-and-roll-around-on-the-floor comedy, but a much more dignified ‘just laugh or you’ll cry’ kind of way. Although, this will depend entirely on your political persuasion.

In late September, the Labour Party Conference returns to Liverpool for the first time in five years, and the second since its creation. Running from Sunday 25th to Wednesday 28th September it’s sure to offer a plethora of events spanning across Liverpool city centre. What better way to commemorate this than to host a night of political stand-up right here in the city?

Three of Britain’s best political stand-up comedians will take to the stage in Live from the Broadchurch at the Unity Theatre on Tuesday 27th September. Alfie Brown, Ahir Shah and Liam Williams will all perform on the final evening of the Conference, one of the largest and most high-profile political events in Europe.

Alfie Brown‘s firebrand style of comedy has been forged from years of pushing boundaries and experimentation. Natural stage presence combined with explosive material makes for a thrilling performance every time he hits the stage. An assertive, acerbic and compelling voice, Alfie has garnered critical acclaim throughout his career and continues to grow a fan base here and throughout Europe.  With the benefit of being a young act with years of experience, the future is bright for this phenomenal talent. In a five-star review for his Edinburgh Fringe show Soul for Sale, Brian Donaldson described him as “quite simply the future of British stand-up”.

Winner of the 2014 award for Best Show at the Leicester Comedy Festival, Ahir Shah is an exciting young, sharp and intellectual comedian, whose unique brand of sophisticated stand-up features a blend of emotional frankness, poetic language, and jokes. 2016 has seen Ahir gain international recognition, being invited to perform at the Adelaide Fringe as well as the Montreal Just For Laughs festival in Canada. This year Ahir returned to the Edinburgh Fringe with his hotly anticipated new show Machines. Opening to four and five-star reviews, this show has cemented Ahir’s place as one of UK comedy’s finest social commentators.

Former Cambridge Footlights member, Liam Williams, was nominated for best show at the 2014 Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Awards – a year after he was nominated best newcomer. He came on to the stand-up scene in 2010 when he was a runner-up in the So You Think You’re Funny? new act competition.

Ahir Shah has provided a fitting summary of what we can expect from them all when this event takes to the stage: “At a time when the Left in Britain seems intent on tearing itself apart, I thought it would be nice to get three political comedians and Labour members from different strands of the party to come together and put on a night during the conference. We may not necessarily agree with all of one another’s jokes, but we won’t try and get anyone deselected from the line-up. It’s Live from the Broadchurch, and we’re keeping it comradely as fuck. It is absolutely guaranteed to be the funniest event during the Labour Party Conference, amid zero competition.”

Live from the Broadchurch comes to the Unity Theatre Tuesday 27th September. Tickets can be booked via Unity Theatre’s Box Office, by calling 0151 709 4988 or via