Comedian Bill Bailey failed to see the funny side when his tour bus was stolen from outside the Liverpool Philharmonic just before he was about to perform a show. The comic’s manager confirmed that thieves had broken into the production room and taken car keys and two laptops.

Bill BaileyThe comedian was the victim of a theft before going on stage in Liverpool

Despite that, the show went on with Bailey impressing crowds on the latest leg of his Limboland tour.

The crooks fled with a Mercedes Sprinter Splitter van which contained crew suitcases and Bill Bailey tour merchandise.

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The funnyman has asked Liverpudlians to look out for his belongings. He posted on Facebook: "Scousers, keep ‘em peeled."

Bailey also tweeted about the event and said: "Livelycrowd @liverpoolphil last night - shame our tour bus was nicked from outside the venue! So gig not too bad all things considered.”

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A spokesperson for the performer said it was a shame that their visit to Liverpool had been blighted by the theft.

She said: "At 2:30pm yesterday afternoon (Mon 26 Oct) two thieves entered the Liverpool Philharmonic via a wedged open side door and broke into the production offices for Bill Bailey’s live tour, Limboland.”

She said the show went on "regardless of the chaos this has caused to our tour" but added that it had "sadly tainted our visit to the good city of Liverpool".

Bill and his slightly lighter entourage will land in Cardiff for the next part of his show.