Comedy

 Holly Allton

Theatre Review: Snow White Pantomime

Theatre Review: Snow White Pantomime

Every year, The Customs House in South Shields puts on a pantomime during the Christmas period. This year, it was Snow White. This was a special pantomime because it is a remake of the first ever panto to be performed at the Customs House in 1994. The director Ray Spencer decided to bring it back […]

 Daniel Hall

Album review: Chris Kamara – Here’s to Christmas

Album review: Chris Kamara – Here’s to Christmas

He may not spot sending offs, goals, or sometimes even Jeff Stelling shouting at him from the studio, but it’s safe to say that Chris Kamara hasn’t missed a trick with his debut album. Snap your Full Deluxe Edition of Christmas by Michael Bublé in two (because Christmas is the only time people buy actual […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Northern Lights Podcast Episode 1 – “I watch a lot of adult cartoons”

Welcome to the first episode of the Northern Lights podcast! If you’ve ever wanted to hear the words “Elvis Costello” and “adult cartoons” in the same conversation then this is most certainly the podcast for you. If not, our host Ewan Gleadow along with guests Jason Button and Molly Wroe are here to talk about […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Comedy Review: Daniel Sloss: X

Comedy Review: Daniel Sloss: X

For those unaware of Scottish born comedian Daniel Sloss, you’re most certainly missing out on one of the funniest up and comers working comedy at the moment. He’s coarse, vulgar and yet he manages to present a connectively wholesome energy that lasts throughout his stand-up shows. His work in his Netflix original, Daniel Sloss: Live Shows, provides […]

 Charlotte Lightfoot

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

‘Fee Fi Fo Fun’ Panto Review: Jack and the Beanstalk

Halloween is long gone, but Christmas is upon us, which means the festivities can finally begin and we can enjoy the run up to the best time of the year (ignore the scrooges amongst us!). And with Christmas comes panto season! Blue Genie Entertainment is back in the Playhouse, Whitley Bay for their eleventh pantomime […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Stewart Lee Content Provider

Review: Stewart Lee Content Provider

After discovering Stewart Lee, I had an inkling to check out some of his other works. Jumping from his first piece of work to his most recent and relevant certainly seems like a good enough way to get a feel for the range of stand-up he may provide me. Intercutting his stand up with a […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

Review: Bill Burr: Paper Tiger

It’s no surprise that the advent of the MeToo movement and modern political goings surrounding the likes of Donald Trump, Brexit and all things sexism are at the core of many a stand-up routine. Bill Burr is one of many male comics to take a stance on that, grabbing the topics as forthright content for […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Sword of Trust

Review: Sword of Trust

Supporting stand-up comedians as they take their dive from stage performance to leading role is always something I can get behind. Marc Maron is a great stand-up comedian; his writing is incredibly well rounded and I’ve always thought him to be good enough to make his mark on the movie market. However, films like Sword of […]

 Mark Warren

Review: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums at the Tyne Theatre

Review: Paul Merton’s Impro Chums at the Tyne Theatre

Someone deep in the depths of the balcony replies to a request for a household object with ‘a toaster’. The scene begins. A man named Graham removes some toast from a toaster and asks his wife why it looks so strange. It’s because of her new hobby, she explains. She’s taken to re-creating people’s faces […]

 Richard Bellis

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

A personal challenge to watch Friends before graduation

In 21 years of my life, I had never watched an episode of Friends, I had heard about it, knew the theme and understood that it was supposed to be this massive part of 90s and early 00s American culture. So when I told people at uni that I had never seen an episode they […]

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