Comedy

 Sally Seaton

Preview: Life of the Party

Preview: Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy is a comedy genius known for her hilarious acting roles as an overweight, clumsy, witty middle-aged woman. In her new film that hits UK cinemas this May, she is exactly that – the life and soul of a party. Starting out as a controlled house wife, newly-divorced Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns her wasted […]

 Emily Mertens

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour to Take Two Nights at Metro Radio Arena

Popular comedian Michael McIntyre will take to the stage for two nights at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Friday May 4 and Saturday May 5, 2018. The suited and booted comedian is no stranger to the stage and has performed for hundreds of sold-out shows around the world. His 2012 tour was the biggest selling […]

 Stacey McMaster

Review: The Death of Stalin

Review: The Death of Stalin

The title of this film does not immediately suggest that it is going to be a comedy. When I first looked at this I thought it was going to be a historical drama rather like The Other Boleyn Girl (2008). My knowledge of Russian history and politics is sketchy to say the least – especially […]

 Northern Lights

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

It goes without saying that there is an endless array of sitcoms — which can only be described as witty and endlessly relatable — on streaming giant, Netflix. I will take it upon myself to narrow down those available, and find the best option for you. If you’ve just broken up for the holidays, or […]

 Courtnie Kerr

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay Cancels Long Awaited Tour

Peter Kay has cancelled his 100-date tour due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’, including his seven dates at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena. The comedian was to play nine cities across the UK, including Newcastle. The 44-year-old asked for his privacy at this time. He issued a statement saying: “Due to unforeseen family circumstances I deeply regret that I am having to […]

 Stacey McMaster

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Arts Centre Washington present London socialist play Gut Girls

Gut Girls is a recent play I went to watch at Washington’s Arts Centre. Written by Sarah Daniels, she is a renowned feminist writer who has already acquired great acclaim in her field. However, while many view this as a feminist play I felt that it was far more akin to a socialist piece at […]

 Peff Soulsby

GiggleGuide – This Week’s Comedy Gigs

GiggleGuide – This Week’s Comedy Gigs

Peff Soulsby from NE Thing Funny brings you a run down of the North East’s gigs to make you giggle. Monday 15 May That’s Your Lot, The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle Join Glaswegian comic Limmy for a night of storytelling and chit chat as he introduces his second book, That’s Your Lot, featuring stories that are […]

 Paul Farrell

Top 5 Lesser Known Internet Celebrities

Top 5 Lesser Known Internet Celebrities

The Internet is a fairly big launch pad for many celebrities and here are 5 you should probably check out Everyone knows now that the internet and YouTube are huge launchpads for new breeds of celebrities, but for every PewDiePie and Smosh there are some celebrities who go a little unnoticed and now I’m here […]

 Katie Nicholson

Preview: Stewart Lee at Newcastle City Hall

Preview: Stewart Lee at Newcastle City Hall

Following his sell-out show at Newcastle’s Theatre Royal in November 2016, Stewart Lee is returning to the North East to unleash his comedy talents. Content Provider, the 2017 show, will contain similar material to that featured in the November show, but will most certainly still be an entertaining night nonetheless. Last year’s show, Digital Content […]

 Stacey McMaster

Top 10 Movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Top 10 Movies to watch on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we at Northern Lights have come up with a list of the best movies to watch and enjoy for the special day. So get some chocolate, get your feet up, sit back and enjoy. 1.Romeo and Juliet (1996) Our pair of star-crossed lovers takes centre stage in this year’s […]

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