Comedy

 Josh Hollis

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz Showbiz Backing

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz Showbiz Backing

The makers of TV's Hebburn are joining forces with local comedy website Giggle Beats

The production arm of award-winning sitcom Hebburn are hoping for another Geordie hit – when they sponsor a new comedy night on Tyneside. Baby Cow Productions and Channel X will sponsor the Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz when it launches at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle, on Sunday 5 January. The industry giants, who co-produced Jason Cook’s […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review: Greg Davies @ Newcastle City Hall

Review: Greg Davies @ Newcastle City Hall

Now it’s a fact that nobody enjoys reading a review written by a fan. As soon as you begin to read, there’s a sickening realisation that even though the performance may have been utterly mind-numbing, this review will hail it as the best thing since sliced… comedy. This serves as a disclaimer for the fact […]

 Josh Hollis

The Stand Gets Quizzical

The Stand Gets Quizzical

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz takes up residency at The Stand

Can you name every episode of Friends? Do you know how tall Ronnie Corbett is in feet and inches? Thought you were wasting your life watching daily repeats of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet? Well think again. The Stand, Newcastle’s home of live stand up comedy, is delighted to announce a partnership with leading comedy website Giggle Beats […]

 Josh Hollis

Welcome To Northern Lights

Welcome To Northern Lights

Hello and welcome weary internet traveller; you have made it to Northern Lights, the newly launched website dedicated to covering arts and culture in our beloved North East. From film to comedy, music to theatre, our dedicated and passionate team of contributors will seek to cover all things cultural around the region, bringing you the […]

 Ben Aynsley

Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Surrealist neckerchief enthusiast Tony Law brought The Stand to its knees (and then to its feet)

Surreal comedian Tony Law has been on the circuit for a few years but only now seems to be achieving deserved mainstream attention, thanks to appearances on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. As soon as Law bounded onto the stage (to a laser show, […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review: Electric Comedy @ The Tyneside Cinema

Review: Electric Comedy @ The Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema bring some of the regions best comics together for a new monthly stand-up night

The first night of a new venture is enough to fill even the most popular venues with the smallest sense of dread. But entering the Tyneside Cinema bar for the premier of Electric Comedy, there was a relaxed atmosphere, tinged with a little excitement. Even the compère, comedy underwhelmist Seymour Mace, couldn’t deny his excitement […]

 Josh Hollis

Greg Davies Comes To Newcastle City Hall

Greg Davies Comes To Newcastle City Hall

TV's biggest comedian (literally) comes to Newcastle City Hall

Most of you will know him as the psychotic giant headmaster ‘Mr Gilbert’ (don’t call him Phil) from The Inbetweeners. Some of you may even know him as the ‘Dan’, the slightly less aggressive teacher he plays in Channel 4’s new comedy Man Down. But on Friday November 29 Greg Davies (playing himself) will bring […]

 

Mr Drayton's Dinner Date Returns To The Stand

Mr Drayton's Dinner Date Returns To The Stand

Food lovers, comedy fans, and special guests chew the fat with BBC Newcastle's Mr Drayton

No sooner were you back onto your original belt notches from his last evening, does BBC Radio Newcastle’s Steve Drayton return to The Stand for another medley of laughs and lunch. Joined by a surprise selection of special guests (“surprise” as in, they haven’t announced them yet), the audience sits down with the legendary regional […]

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