Thomas Mannion

Northumberland Comedy Club reveals 2015 programme

Northumberland Comedy Club reveals 2015 programme

Northumberland’s Punch-Drunk Comedy have confirmed their new roster of stand-up stars for 2015. The popular Blyth comedy club returns on Monday March 16 with a headline appearance from top North Eastern stand-up Jason Cook, creator of BBC Two sitcom Hebburn. Character comic Jellybean Martinez and Punch-Drunk favourite Danny McLoughlin prop up the bill, with hometown hero Kai […]

 

Hootfest – Stand Newcastle plan 5 nights of New Year hilarity

Hootfest – Stand Newcastle plan 5 nights of New Year hilarity

What’s the best thing about Christmas? Seeing your family? Unwrapping your presents? The TV specials? The seemingly endless piles of food? The music? The weather? Nope, none of those. It’s the time you get off work afterwards and the freedom to go out on a weeknight. With that in mind, Newcastle’s home of all things […]

 Dominic Hewitson

On No Not Gavin Webster Again @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

On No Not Gavin Webster Again @ Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre

  Blaydon-born comedian Gavin Webster played a one off show at Newcastle’s historic Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre on Friday. The Geordie, who in the past has supported the likes of Lee Evans and Jack Dee, provided a masterclass in how to completely mock a whole region but keep still keep them on his side. “Expect […]

 Sarah Bailey

Mike Ferry, Robin Ince, And Rap Battles!? We Look At What's Coming Up At The Stand

Mike Ferry, Robin Ince, And Rap Battles!? We Look At What's Coming Up At The Stand

Whilst we’re enjoying the sunshine, there’s always that threat that the clouds will descend to rain on our summery parade, but all is not lost! Even if the weather turns sour, Newcastle’s The Stand has a programme set to bring a bit of comedy sunshine to your life over the next few weeks. Tuesday 17 […]

 Josh Hollis

Jesterval 2014 – Five Shows Not To Be Missed

Jesterval 2014 – Five Shows Not To Be Missed

Next week sees the start of a veritable feast of comedy in Gateshead, as Jesterval, the North East’s biggest comedy festival, rolls into town. Spread over nine days (June 6 – 14) the Jesterval line-up boasts some stellar names in British comedy as well as a host of local talent. There’s also fun for the […]

 Sarah Bailey

Jesterval Brings Comedy Greats to Baltic Square

Jesterval Brings Comedy Greats to Baltic Square

Returning for another year, and set to be full of just as many belly-laughs as 2013, the North East’s Premier Comedy Festival, Jesterval is making its way back to Gateshead’s Baltic Square on Friday 6 June until Saturday 14 June. With some stellar names from the country’s comedy circuit colliding with some of our own […]

 Sarah Bailey

Gavin Webster's Comedy Show Waves Farewell To The Stand

Gavin Webster's Comedy Show Waves Farewell To The Stand

Since the bygone days of The Stand’s opening in Autumn 2011, there has been one stalwart of a man whose comedy residency will forever have a place in The Stand’s Hall of Fame. However, that man’s much-loved topical reviews are coming to an end next week, as the final ever Gavin Webster Comedy Show has […]

 sam macgregor

Review: Gavin Webster's Northumbrian Assembly

Review: Gavin Webster's Northumbrian Assembly

On a chilly late autumn’s night, the Tyne Mill Volvo theatre was packed with frozen stand-up comedy fans yearning for some laughs as well as warmth. The opening act Lee Kyle provided fresh yet entertaining comedy – very cheesy and rather goofy – much like his looks. Being a fan of stand up, I thought […]