Comedy

 Ewan Gleadow

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

Spitting Image, Ep 1: Puppet masters? Not quite…

  As our political leanings grow ever stronger, and those on the world stage become inevitably more embarrassing, we turn to satire and comedy to pull us out of this pit of despair, and throw us back into a world of sunshine and rainbows. Satire, as of late, has lacked a punch. It feels rather […]

 Holly Allton

Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey

Book Review: ‘Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed’ by Chris and Rosie Ramsey

Chris and Rosie Ramsey host the most successful podcast in the UK right now, Sh**ged, Married, Annoyed.  The key to their success? Being real, honest, and relatable. Oh and of course, downright hilarious. And when I say hilarious, I mean literal tears streaming down face, belly laughing, while sitting on the bus and all the […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Movie Review: Guest House

Movie Review: Guest House

From the very first seconds of Guest House, you can immediately tell who the audience is, why the film isn’t going to work, and everything it’s going to do. A look at frat party America, with all the bells and whistles attached to it, directed by a man with pasta in his name. Sam Macaroni’s tale […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Amazon Prime Special Review: Rob Delaney – Jackie

Amazon Prime Special Review: Rob Delaney – Jackie

Entering into any hour-long stand-up set these days is a complete minefield. More often than not, you’ll make it out relatively unscathed. An hour of mindless entertainment that doesn’t push the boundary of the performing art form, nor does it sap away at your will to live like many other stand-up comedians have managed over the past […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Netflix Special Review: Middleditch & Schwartz

Netflix Special Review: Middleditch & Schwartz

The confidence and nerve required to perform in front of others on a stage is something that few possess. A knack for comedy and the ability to perform well is a skill held by even less than that. Eventually you filter down into tremendous talent, the individuals who can bring something specific to the table, […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Netflix Special Review: Jerry Seinfeld – 23 Hours to Kill

Netflix Special Review: Jerry Seinfeld – 23 Hours to Kill

“If you were me, would you be up here, hacking out another one of these?”. No, Jerry, I don’t think I would be. Not solely because the previous Netflix special Jerry Not Seinfeld was a staunch reminder that nostalgia can carve a very comfortable getaway for 1990s comedians, but also because, at this stage in your career […]

 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 […]

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