Eight competing Eurovision countries will be flexing their comedy muscles in a very special host city event in Liverpool.

On Thursday 4 May, Stand Up For Eurovision, will see comedians from across Europe take part in a unique stand-up show at Mountford Hall (Liverpool Guild of Students).

The evening event will be compered by much-loved scouse comedian and podcaster Adam Rowe, renowned for his brand of dark, self-deprecating humour, and aims to showcase the best comedy acts from across a range of nations.  

He will be joined by:

Ian Coppinger - Ireland

Kaco Forns - Spain  

Ray Zambino - Finland

Jonis Josef - Norway

Michael Jager - Germany

Paul Taylor - France

Zuva Martens - Netherlands

The event costs £5 per ticket (including booking fee), it’s for people aged 18 and over and doors open at 7pm.

Tickets go on sale from Ticket Quarter, Thursday 20 April, at midday, and up to two tickets can be purchased.

The event has been programmed by Comedy Stop.

 Please note the line-up is subject to change.

Comedian Adam Rowe said: 

“I’m made up to be hosting Stand Up for Eurovision and it’s set to be an unmissable night of comedy.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity to get comedians from across the world together on one stage and be part of the epic Eurovision city takeover.”

 Director of Culture Liverpool, Claire McColgan CBE, said:

“Liverpool is known for many things – its music, culture and of course its sense of humour, so when we were planning our host city offer, we knew that we needed some comedy!

“It’s a great way to get into the Eurovision spirit as we welcome our international friends to the city and share in the international language of laughter.”