Jen Brister: The Optimist
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If Jen Brister has learned anything in the past 18months, it's that she's no good in a crisis. (Unless you count getting into thefoetal position in under 30 seconds.) Has the pandemic changed her for thebetter or is she the same old pessimistic naysayer she's always been? I thinkwe all know the answer to that. Let's just hope she can make it funny.

"Furiously funny." The Guardian

"Her energy is explosive. Her use of space anddelivery, mesmerising." The Sunday Times

"A phenomenal display of sinewy stand up." Chortle

Photo Credit: Matt Crockett

Age Guidance: 16+

Liverpool's Royal Court will be adhering to all Covid-19 regulations that will be in place at the time of the show. If the show is cancelled or postponed then ticketholders are covered by our Covid money back guarantee.

If you have any symptoms of Covid then please do not attend - just contact Box Office to arrange a new date or a refund.

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Please note - the bar will close 15 minutes before the advertised start time.

Latecomers will not be admitted so please arrive in good time.

Please contact Box Office on0151 709 4321if you require wheelchair access. There are two wheelchair spaces available for each show.

If you want to have dinner before the show, we recommend the Courtyard Bar & Kitchen next door to the theatre. Book a table on their website by clicking here.

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