Each Comedian of the Month on MoodyComedy is a comic who has never previously featured on the website. Reasons for selection can include various current projects the comedian is involved with, or perhaps recent appearances on television programmes or podcasts. There is no strict criteria however, as Comedian of the Month simply stands as a collection of recommendations, highlighting interesting and original aspects of certain comedians and their work.
Leeds comic Liam Williams has an acerbic demeanour; a comic voice that the ear can’t help but listen to. He’s a comedian who demands some kind of response from every listener, but not in a grandiose or loud way. He is a relatively quiet speaker, calculating and calm, and something about him is rather captivating.
In 2014, Williams created a series of Comedy Blaps for Channel 4 which are still available on YouTube and All 4. This is a series of 3 short videos (around 4 mins each) which explore themes of ‘Things’ ‘Monotony’ and ‘Home’. Other creators of these comedy blaps include Rose Matafeo, Tez Ilyas and Sam Simmons.
These comedy shorts really showcase Williams’ writing skill. The narratives have unexpected twists, and the dialogue is sarcastic yet poetic, making an almost uncomfortable watch. And similarly, Williams’ BBC Radio 4 series Ladhood has the comic’s trademark aptitude for captivating description, teamed with his unmistakable deep, rumbling vocal delivery.