Comedy

 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 […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

Ghosts: new BBC comedy off to funnily bad start

As someone who was a massive fan of the CBBC series Horrible Histories, I was ecstatic to find out that the original cast members of it were coming together for a new comedy on BBC 1 called Ghosts. The basic premise of the show is that a modern couple inherits a haunted house from a […]

 Ewan Gleadow

Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Review: Ray Romano: Right Here, Around the Corner

Where did this sudden resurgence for Ray Romano even come from? For years I’d have to sit through Everybody Loves Raymond because either my Dad couldn’t find the remote or because we were up early enough on a Saturday morning and were waiting for The Simpsons. Either way, he was part of a big boom […]

 Richard Bellis

Aha! Alan Partridge returns with his new trailer for This Time with Alan Partridge

Aha! Alan Partridge returns with his new trailer for This Time with Alan Partridge

The trailer for the new Alan Partridge series is here, and he is taking on the One Show in his own parody. The character of Alan Partridge has been around for a long time, yes, it is hard to believe that Alan Partridge is just a made-up character created by Steve Coogan to parody ‘little […]

 Ewan Gleadow

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East comedian Cal Halbert opens up about mental health issues in comedy

North East based comedian Cal Halbert has opened up about the mental health issues facing his profession.  Halbert himself has struggled with anxiety and mental health throughout his career, as many professionals within the industry do.   Halbert stated: “You feel strong emotions whether a gig goes well or not and that cliff fall once you come off […]

 Abbie Bunting

Jason Manford at the Metro Radio Arena: a review

Jason Manford at the Metro Radio Arena: a review

Jason Manford arrived in Newcastle for his last show of 2018 on his “Muddle class” tour, showcasing his talents to the 6,000 strong crowd at the Metro Radio Arena. Taking to the stage, Jason Manford has only one objective: to make the crowd forget their worries for one night. He started off by telling the […]

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