Comedy

 Sarah Bailey

Dawn French Hits Newcastle's Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre On Her First Solo Tour

Dawn French Hits Newcastle's Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre On Her First Solo Tour

If, like any self-respecting lover of British comediennes, you have been wondering what the former half of the marvellous pairing of French & Saunders have been doing recently, then wonder no longer (on behalf of the former name anyhow), because the delightful Dawn French is coming to the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre this September. Her […]

 Sarah Bailey

Sarah Millican Can Wear Whatever She Wants, So Shut Up About Her BAFTA Dress

Sarah Millican Can Wear Whatever She Wants, So Shut Up About Her BAFTA Dress

When you picture the delightfully giggly Geordie comedian Sarah Millican, as marvellous and hilarious as she is, she is not one of those women hailed for her fashion-forwardness and trend-setter status. And why should she be? Millican is a comedian. She’s not a model, a TOWIE diva, a thin-idealist, or a lady what gets her […]

 Sarah Bailey

Chris Ramsey Heads Hebburn Reunion For Foundation Of Light Variety Night

Chris Ramsey Heads Hebburn Reunion For Foundation Of Light Variety Night

If you’re still lamenting the loss of regional comedy great, Hebburn (that is, unless you have Gold), then fear not, as three of it’s funniest men are reuniting for one night of variety to champion a brilliant cause. Chris Ramsey, Jason Cook, and Steffen Peddie, are back together to perform their own stand up at […]

 Ellen McGann

Canadian Comedy Star Craig Campbell To Front Barnard Castle Meet

Canadian Comedy Star Craig Campbell To Front Barnard Castle Meet

  Top stand-up comedian, Craig Campbell, will front the Barnard Castle Meet celebrations when he brings his brand new show, Thrilling Mic Hunt, to Teesdale’s Funny Way To Be Comedy Club. The Canadian comedian is coming to The Witham in Barnard Castle on May 24, as part of the town’s Whit Weekend celebrations, with support […]

 Josh Hollis

Hebburn – Scrapped North East Sitcom Set For US Remake

Hebburn – Scrapped North East Sitcom Set For US Remake

The United States will soon be getting a taste of life in South Tyneside after popular BBC comedy Hebburn was bought by an American production company. Happy Madison Productions, which is part-owned by globally famous funny man and film star Adam Sandler, is set to give the comedy a stateside make-over and develop a US […]

 Martin Inglis

Gary Delaney Brings As Many Jokes As Possible To The Maltings Theatre

Gary Delaney Brings As Many Jokes As Possible To The Maltings Theatre

  King of one-liners Gary Delaney makes his first trip to the Maltings Theatre on May 2nd, as part of his highly acclaimed Purist tour. After first showcasing his stand-up act at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2010 with a wave of four and five star reviews, it’s taken until recently for Delaney to take Purist […]

 Sarah Bailey

“Stuck With A Bunch Of Northerners, Marvellous.” – Basil Fawlty Comes To Alnwick Castle

“Stuck With A Bunch Of Northerners, Marvellous.” – Basil Fawlty Comes To Alnwick Castle

If you thought the endearingly eccentric characters of Fawlty Towers were long lost in the comedy archives, you’d be wrong. The dysfunctional hotel owners and their hapless waiter are back to serve you dinner at the iconic Alnwick Castle. As part of their worldwide tour, and on the back of some brilliant reviews, Fawlty Towers […]

 Sarah Bailey

Benn, Norris, Wool, And Even Frankie Boyle – April At The Stand Newcastle

Benn, Norris, Wool, And Even Frankie Boyle – April At The Stand Newcastle

  April Fools last longer than a day at the Stand, with a month long list of brilliant acts to get you chuckling. This week they welcome funnymen Mitch Benn and Ben Norris to their stage, and the end of the month sees the return of Glenn Wool with a support act of none other […]

 Josh Hollis

Mike Wozniak – Comedy's Best 'Tache To Play Barnard Castle

Mike Wozniak – Comedy's Best 'Tache To Play Barnard Castle

Impressively-moustachioed comedian Mike Wozniak will become the latest stellar stand-up to head to Barnard Castle this spring as he brings his award nominated show to Teesdale. Wozniak, whose retro stylings (often complete with tuxedo and frilly bow tie) inject a refreshing throwback into the stand up scene, will take to The Witham stage on Saturday […]

 Adam Hopkins

Russell Kane – Smallness By Name, But Not By Nature At Durham's Gala Theatre

Russell Kane – Smallness By Name, But Not By Nature At Durham's Gala Theatre

The name may suggest otherwise, but Russell Kane’s new show Smallness is set to be a big hit when it comes to Durham’s Gala Theatre. Kane, the eccentric host of BBC Three’s Live at the Electric will be bringing buckets of energy as well as buckets of hair product for his quiff when he arrives […]

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