News: Livewire Festival Announces Jason Manford, Alan Davies for Comedy Night

Livewire Festival has announced that the Thursday evening slot will be a celebration of British Comedy, with Jason Manford, Alan Davies, Mark Watson and Chris Ramsey all performing next to Blackpool’s now iconic ‘Comedy Carpet’.

A representative from the Livewire team stated “this is the first time we’ve had comedy at the festival, and there’s no better place to host it than right by Blackpool’s iconic Comedy Carpet. At Livewire we’re always trying to bring some of the biggest names in entertainment to Blackpool, and we feel like we’ve definitely succeeded with this incredible line up.”

Jason Manford is hot off his highly successful ‘Muddle Class Tour’ which explored Jason’s life growing up ‘working class’, then finding that as he’s got older, part of him has become ‘middle class’, causing much confusion! This massive tour garnered him both great critical and commercial success. 

Alan Davies’ virtuosic story-telling and whip-smart funny bones combine to make his performances one not to be missed, with The Guardian naming him as  "one of the best Stand-up comics out there.”

Mark Watson has been a staple on British Television screens throughout his career, with multiple appearances on ‘Mock The Week’, ‘Taskmaster’, ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Would I Lie To You’ and ‘Live At The Apollo’, where his stand up skills shine. The Times describes him as ‘terrifyingly funny’ and his latest show ‘I’m Not Here’ received 4 and 5 star reviews.

Chris Ramsey is one of the most exciting comedy acts today. His high-energy delivery, hugely engaging manner and off-the-cuff style have cemented him a place as regular face on entertainment shows such as Celebrity Juice Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sweat the Small Stuff and Virtually Famous. 

More information regarding the other headline acts will be released over the coming weeks. Current headliners:


THURSDAY 22nd - Comedy On The Carpet (TICKETS)


SATURDAY 24th – Ms. Lauryn Hill (TICKETS)

SUNDAY 25th – ‘From Movies To Musicals (TICKETS)



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