The Comedians - Liverpool the Capital of Comedy

I am looking to self publish a book about Liverpool and Merseyside Comedians dating back as far as Billy Matchett, Robb Wilton, Arthur...

 I am looking to self publish a book about Liverpool and Merseyside Comedians dating back as far as Billy Matchett, Robb Wilton, Arthur Askey through to Ken Dodd, Johnny Hackett, Mick Miller, Stan Boardman, Tom O'Connor, Jimmy Tarbuck and many more. I am asking the question is  Merseyside and Liverpool in particular the Capital of Comedy? I have interviewed many of the Internationally famous Comedians and locally famous comics either born in Liverpool and on Merseyside asking them their take on why the City and why the area has churned out so many comedians throughout the years. Plus the background on how they got into comedy and those who made the big time from playing the pubs and clubs in the Northwest of England to playing the Royal Command performances and some who became film stars making their mark in the historical comedy heritage of the famous Sea Port. The television series the 'Comedians' first aired in the 1970s gave many of the local comedians a chance to reach a wider audience and Johnny Hamp the series producer also gives us an insight to why it was successful and why he thinks Liverpool has produced so many good comedians. The King of Comedy 'Ken Dodd confirms in the book why he thinks comedy on Merseyside is so relevant.