Comedy

 Mark McConville

Russell Howard Brings His Wonderbox To Metro Radio Arena

Russell Howard Brings His Wonderbox To Metro Radio Arena

One of Britain’s top comedians returns to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle with his new tour, Wonderbox. Best known as a regular panellist on Mock the Week and  for his hit show Russell Howard’s Good News, which was voted the best ever BBC Three show, the outrageously funny Howard returns to his first love […]

 Matthew Wroe

Punt and Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless @ The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

Punt and Dennis: Ploughing on Regardless @ The Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

As veteran satirists in their own right, the Punt and Dennis duo looks promising to deliver. Taking advantage of the miserable mood at this time of year, the pair will be ploughing on regardless with a comedy stage show designed to lift our moods. Seeing Punt and Dennis on stage should provide a cosier experience […]

 Ashleigh Davison

Review: Harry, My Cat Died

Review: Harry, My Cat Died

Photo courtesy of Natasha Truman Tuesday night and I readied myself to take in the delights of a One Direction based comedy show. Not being a fan of One Direction I expected the worst, being forced to listen to their songs and pretending I knew them, whilst deciding which one was better looking. Steven ‘Friz’ Frizzles […]

 Josh Hollis

Russell Kane Comes To Barnard Castle

Russell Kane Comes To Barnard Castle

Award-winning comedian and television favourite Russell Kane is set to play an intimate work-in-progress gig at Barnard Castle this summer for Funny Way to Be Comedy Club. The extravagant comic will appear at the newly-refurbished Witham Hall on Saturday June 7th as he tests out brand new material ahead of a national tour in 2015. Kane’s […]

 Jake Trelease

Review: House of Fools – “Why Is It Always You That Suffers From Sausage Drift?”

Review: House of Fools – “Why Is It Always You That Suffers From Sausage Drift?”

The latest instillation of Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s slapstick, surreal comedy landed on our screens yesterday in the form of the pair’s first sitcom, House of Fools. Vic and Bob are known for their idiotic humour, the senseless yet hilarious nonsense they have become renowned for from the days of Shooting Stars. The concept for […]

 Josh Hollis

Seymour Mace To Host Brand New Panel Show At The Stand

Seymour Mace To Host Brand New Panel Show At The Stand

The Newcastle Stand will add another string to their already-burgeoning comedic bow next month with the launch of a brand new panel show hosted by surreal comedian and venue favourite Seymour Mace. The show, titled ‘Questionable Time’, will launch on Sunday February 16 at 7pm, and will feature a hilarious cocktail of improvisation and pre-planned […]

 Angus Saul

Electric Comedy Returns To The Tyneside Cinema

Electric Comedy Returns To The Tyneside Cinema

The monthly comedy gig at the North East’s biggest independent cinema kicked off to rave reviews in November, which our Arts Editor (Kieran Murray) and Stage Editor (Sarah Bailey) attended. This was followed up with a Christmas special just four weeks later, and it has been such a success, it has become a permanent fixture […]

 Ashleigh Davison

"Everyone Likes To See Their Mate Up On Stage Being Stupid – We Meet Comedian Michael Holford

"Everyone Likes To See Their Mate Up On Stage Being Stupid – We Meet Comedian Michael Holford

Whitley Bay comedian Michael Holford truly has the gift of comedy, and the gift of being able to get a gig anywhere – he is also known as the nicest man in comedy. Michael is fast, witty and a great energetic storyteller who will have you in the palm of his hand in 60 seconds flat. […]

 Neale McGeever

Review: Russell Brand @ Newcastle City Hall

Review: Russell Brand @ Newcastle City Hall

Whether you love or hate him, there’s no denying that Russell Brand can put a smile of your face. Tonight’s audience ranged from women dressed as if they’re meeting a date, to hipster types who see Brand as a kind of political figure in skinny jeans (even a few who dress like him), and the […]

 Josh Hollis

Russell Brand Flounces Into Newcastle City Hall

Russell Brand Flounces Into Newcastle City Hall

Lock up your political discourse, as Russell Brand returns to Newcastle

Say what you will about Russell Brand (seriously, he won’t care), but you certainly can’t deny the man’s tongue-in-cheek sense of self-worth. Especially not when you catch sight of the title and tagline to his latest stand-up tour, Messiah Complex, which returns in all its glory to Newcastle next Monday (December 16). “Messiah Complex is […]