An alternative Tourist guide with the funniest people on the planet.
Sod Lonely Planet, join me Vic Elizabeth Turnbull, alongside your favourite comedians and well-known faces on the Tourist Podcast, as we explores the UK’s most loved places, best kept secrets, backstreet dives and some unlikely destinations.
Each episode, a new comedy guest gives a no-holds barred tour of a place that they’ve always wanted go, but have never been before.
Come with us and get your Tourist on! Discover some gems right on your doorstep or visit somewhere completely new.
First stop: Greater Manchester
Update: Loads of you have been asking when the next episodes of Tourist are arriving. So, I initially launched with 3 episodes to see how they’d be received. Well the response has been fantastic. I have about 10 incredible comedians lined up for the next trips. When that little thing that is the Edinburgh Festival is done and dusted, they’ll be a more regular flow of episodes.
In the meantime, keep checking our twitter and facebook feed and remember to rate and review, if you have not done so yet.
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#3 Christian Reilly – Cloud 23 / Beetham Tower
Our Tour Guide for this episode is the delightful Christian Reilly, who’s a comedian of the musical persuasion. He’s visiting Cloud 23, that sits half way up Manchester’s iconic and massive Beetham Tower.
Join Christian and Vic, as they bask in possibly the best weather the city has to offer, take in some breathtaking views, get serious about economics, do some really awful impressions of the announcer guy from the X-Factor and get heckled by the discerning Manchester public.
Guests & Location
Christian is a gig machine and also takes a brand-new show up to Edinburgh this year, visit ChristReilly.com for dates and more. His twitter is superb too, give him a follow @ChristReilly
Cloud 23 is open 7 days a week and booking is advised – as it’s dead popular. Find out more at Cloud23bar.com
#2 Hayley Ellis – The Washhouse
Our Tour Guide for this episode is the blumming lovely Hayley Ellis – a writer and stand-up comedian, who visits The Washhouse, one of Manchester’s most secretive drinking dens and is disguised as somewhere to wash your undies.
Join Hayley and Vic Elizabeth Turnbull as they roam the streets of Manchester in search of a launderette with a dirty secret and drink some of the most innovative, delicious and bizarre cocktails ever – like, we’re talking open flames and stuff you’d find in builders yard bonkers.
Guests & Location
Hayley gigs regularly and has a new show that she’s taking to Edinburgh this year, for dates and loads of other stuff visit www.HayleyEllis.com She’s also got a strong twitter game too – follow her @Hayles_Ellis
The Washhouse is open 7 days a week. To find out more and how to book a table visit The-Washhouse.co.uk – Remember, no booky, no looky!
#1 Katie Mulgrew – The Elizabeth Gaskell House
The very first Tour Guide is the fabulous award-winning writer and stand-up comedian Katie Mulgrew, visiting The Elizabeth Gaskell House, named after the Victorian author who used to live there and whose novels include Cranford and North and South – which you might have seen on’telly.
Join Katie and podcast host Vic Elizabeth Turnbull , as they explore the recently done-up Victorian mansion; find out about Lizzie, who was quite the gender norm defying bad-ass and her bea William. They also learn how Charles put the ‘Dick’ in Dickins, why Taylor Swift’s squad isn’t a patch on Gaskell’s, how extra petty the Victorians could be and discover a top love story involving the legendary Hacienda nightclub.
Guests & Location
Katie regularly makes large groups of people laugh, to find out where she’s playing next and other stuff about this wonderful lady visit KatieMulgrew.co.uk and her twitter is hilarious, give her a follow @katiemulg
The Elizabeth Gaskell House is open 3 days, with historic period rooms to explore, a Victoria-style garden, tea room and a jam packed diary full of workshops and events. Find out more at ElizabethGaskellHouse.co.uk
Trailer – A little teaser