Michael Palin to perform at Liverpool Comedy Festival 2014

Monty Python star will headline at this year's humorous event, alongside Bridget Christie, Sean Hughes and Cardinal Burns

If you missed the chance to see Monty Python Live, fear not. You may get a chance to hear some of that same comedy gold through travelling legend Michael Palin, who’s set to perform live at the Liverpool Comedy Festival 2014, which begins this September.


The Python legend will join hilarious former Daily Mail diary columnist Bridget Christie on the line up, plus Cardinal Burns from the hit Channel 4 sketch show and Never Mind the Buzzcocks panellist Sean Hughes.

Details about Palin’s comedy show have not yet been released, and while you may not get to see skits on the Four Yorkshiremen, Spam or the Spanish Inquisition, we’re sure Palin will pull a few of his hilarious travelling antics out of the bag.

His appearance at the festival will coincide with his new two-hour stage show Travelling to Work, which will also begin in September, to help launch the release of the third volume of his diaries. The show will include readings and lots of audience interaction with Palin, “I hope that I’ll be able to engage with audiences. I’m sure I’ll talk to them, they can talk back,” he said. It will be a spontaneous, unstructured performance that will cover whatever he wants to talk about on that particular night. “If someone wants to shout questions out in the second half, that’s fine. I love to keep it open,” he said to Chortle. 

Palin’s performance at the Liverpool Comedy Festival may well take the same structure. The event begins on September 23 and continues until October 5. See here for full line up.


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