Beyond a Joke Comedy Gala Show

Beyond a Joke Comedy Gala Show

Ticket price: £12
16th June 2023 North West

Tickets for the Beyond a Joke Comedy Gala are now on sale! 

We’ve got TEN budding comedians taking to the stage this June in a bid to make you double over with laughter. They’ve been through five weeks of training with leading circuit comedians from the Comedy Trust and finally, they are ready for their debut.

Save the date for the Beyond a Joke comedy gala and make sure to book your tickets while you can!

When: Friday 16th June

Where: The Studio, Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Ticket cost: £12 per person

Start time: 7.00pm

The Comedians

We’ve currently got nine fantastic supporters lined up the comedy gala show who are currently in training with leading comedians from The Comedy Trust.

Barry Hayden

“I’m taking part because of two reasons, the joy I get from taking part in charity events and because of my experience with lung cancer.

My brother passed away from the disease so I really wanted to help raise funds for Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

I’ve not had any training just enjoy sharing laughter with friends and family.”

Paul Carroll

“I’m taking on Beyond a Joke in honour of my uncle who I lost to lung cancer earlier in the year.

I also work for the NHS and routinely speak to people who are living with cancer.

And as well as this, I’m 5’4 and have a receding hairline – so I feel I already have half the tools needed to be successful in comedy.”

Jackie Prudom

“I’m super excited to return for Beyond a Joke having taken part in last years event.

Beyond a Joke really helped to build my confidence and I really enjoyed having a giggle with other budding comics.

I’ve faced my fears and now it’s time to do the challenge once again!”

Mike Gleeson

“I’m taking part because it’s a great cause and I like to make people laugh. As anyone whose seen me in a pair of Speedo’s!

I have always rose to a challenge. Whether it be crossing the Pyrenees, doing Route 66, or learning to windsurf (even though I can’t swim). I am a former paratrooper (which explains a lot) and a lot of my dry humour comes from those days.

I love outdoor stuff and I am happiest camping when my injuries permit. My next project is to build a house out of my own earwax.”

Steve Faragher

“Community Activist and living in Kensington, you don’t have to be a comedian to live in Kenny, but it helps.

Being able to make people laugh and raise funds for people living with cancer seems like a winning combination, (well maybe not for the audience).”

Kaya Biog

“I am a Scousewegian married to Chris from Kirkby and we live in the Ropewalks area and I work in music and education as senior programme manager for the online provision for Waterbear college of music.

I love comedy and use comedy to deal with difficult situations so I thought it would be useful to learn the tricks of the trade more!”

What to expect on the night

Alongside an amazing show from our budding comedians and debuts from The Comedy Trust we’ll be hosting a raffle with outstanding prizes worth there weight in (comedy) gold.

Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be releasing more information on our raffle prizes.

You’ll also be able to relax, enjoy a few drinks and help raise vital funds for all those affected by lung cancer. For more information, please email