Comedy

 Adam Bloomfield

Mrs Brown’s Boys: Christmas Special 2015

How now Mrs Brown…?! Yes, everyone’s favourite cross-dressing Irish lady is back for a Christmas special, so hopefully it’s just as good as previous years. Kicking off with a few gags right off the bat – which I’ll admit are cheesy but funny – we see Mrs Brown attempting to have a nice, safe, quiet […]

 Matthew Wroe

Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved

Frankie Boyle: Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved

“YOU’RE FAT!” was Sunderland’s welcome to the Glaswegian comic before he even got a word in at the Empire Theatre. This set the tone for the show – Brutally objective yet harsh observations and cocky audience chip-ins. Hurt Like You’ve Never Been Loved is Frankie Boyle’s fourth and final live show tour, despite saying his […]

 

Durham Lumiere: Make this a light to remember

The UK’s largest light festival returns for sixth year running.

  Durham Lumiere light festival commissioned by Durham County Council, returns on November 12 for the sixth year running in the city centre for an exclusive four nights. The Lumiere is a ticketing event and will be in place between the busy hours of 4:30pm – 7:30pm to access the city centre. This is to […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Review – Kevin Bridges in Newcastle

The Scotsman, the myth, the legend… Kevin Bridges kicked off the first night of his ‘A Whole Different Story’ tour in Newcastle Upon Tyne and he whipped up a storm of hysterical laughter within the heavily occupied City Hall as he showed the audience his funny yet slightly angry view of the world. It was […]

 Adam Bloomfield

Stewart Francis Pun Gent 2015

Stewart Francis Pun Gent 2015

    Not so much pungent as pun – gent. Star of shows such as Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo, Stewart Francis graced Newcastle with his deadpan humour and barrage of one liners that we have come to expect from the Canadian comedian. Like with his other shows he provided some new […]

 Angus Saul

Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company

Sister Act – A Divine Musical Comedy by Newcastle Musical Theatre Company

Music, murder, drama and Deloris – that’s what you get from the Newcastle upon Tyne Musical Theatre Company’s production of Sister Act: A Divine Musical Comedy. The show, adapted from the 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg, was brought to life at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle, and this amateur production is not one to be missed. […]

 Angus Saul

Sister Act comes to the Theatre Royal

Sister Act comes to the Theatre Royal

“Ain’t no mountain high enough, ain’t no valley low enough, ain’t no river wide enough,” to keep you from seeing Sister Act at the Theatre Royal this summer. The Divine Musical Comedy, first graced our cinema screens back in 1992, when Whoopi Goldberg took on the starring role as Deloris Van Cartier, a lounge singer trying […]

 

Interview: Sunderland comedian Danny Doyle

Interview: Sunderland comedian Danny Doyle

“You’ve gotta laugh otherwise you’ll be depressed all the time. It can’t be a coincidence that some of the biggest comedy names have come from areas which are economically depressed.” It’s a sunny Friday afternoon and local comedian Danny Doyle is discussing his career over a flat white in Sunderland’s Holmeside Coffee. His voice has […]

 Thomas Mannion

Northumberland Comedy Club reveals 2015 programme

Northumberland Comedy Club reveals 2015 programme

Northumberland’s Punch-Drunk Comedy have confirmed their new roster of stand-up stars for 2015. The popular Blyth comedy club returns on Monday March 16 with a headline appearance from top North Eastern stand-up Jason Cook, creator of BBC Two sitcom Hebburn. Character comic Jellybean Martinez and Punch-Drunk favourite Danny McLoughlin prop up the bill, with hometown hero Kai […]

 connor marshall

Dara 'o Briain returns to Newcastle City Hall this April

Dara 'o Briain returns to Newcastle City Hall this April

  Dara O’ Briain is back. The Irish funny man returns to Newcastle City Hall with his first live show in three years. His new tour Crowd Tickler promises to be bursting with witty gags and stories. After firing himself from his own TV show, You’re Fired (a spin-off of The Apprentice), he now aims […]