Scousers are famed for their humour and very proud of it too. At the start of the Liverpool Comedy Festival we've been finding out what makes it so unique.
Local comics John Bishop and Neil Fitzmaurice of Phoenix Nights fame are taking starring roles.
Our reporter Sarah Rogers met up with Neil at one of the festivals many venues, the newly revamped Epstein theatre.
You can get the full listings on the Liverpool Comedy Festival website.