Sarah Bailey

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Northern Lights Awards 2014 – North East success story of the year

Long has it been known that the marvellous North East has been the producer of some equally marvellous talent, but somehow, in 2014, the stellar careers of some of our favourite local exports have reached even starrier heights. And folks, this isn’t just about Cheryl Cole (or should that be Tweedy?), our specially selected success […]

 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 […]

 Josh Hollis

Northern Lights Podcast #5 – "How Much Suspense Is There If You Already Know It's a Giant Lizard?"

Northern Lights Podcast #5 – "How Much Suspense Is There If You Already Know It's a Giant Lizard?"

We’re back, did you miss us? Actually don’t answer that. It’s been a long time since the last Northern Lights Podcast, and due to a combination of technical gremlins and sheer bad luck we’ve not been able to bring you the long-awaited fifth Northern Lights Podcast. UNTIL NOW. Actually we did record one a few […]

 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 […]

 Kieran Murray

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

Hebburn – BBC To Axe North East Sitcom According To Creator Jason Cook

The BBC has decided to axe Newcastle-based sitcom Hebburn. The news was revealed by creator Jason Cook stating the BBC2 show would not be renewed for a third series. He said: “We’ve had such a great time making series one and two and I’d like to thank the BBC for allowing us to do this. The team […]

 Josh Hollis

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz Showbiz Backing

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz Showbiz Backing

The makers of TV's Hebburn are joining forces with local comedy website Giggle Beats

The production arm of award-winning sitcom Hebburn are hoping for another Geordie hit – when they sponsor a new comedy night on Tyneside. Baby Cow Productions and Channel X will sponsor the Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz when it launches at The Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle, on Sunday 5 January. The industry giants, who co-produced Jason Cook’s […]

 Sarah Bailey

Review: Electric Comedy @ The Tyneside Cinema

Review: Electric Comedy @ The Tyneside Cinema

The Tyneside Cinema bring some of the regions best comics together for a new monthly stand-up night

The first night of a new venture is enough to fill even the most popular venues with the smallest sense of dread. But entering the Tyneside Cinema bar for the premier of Electric Comedy, there was a relaxed atmosphere, tinged with a little excitement. Even the compère, comedy underwhelmist Seymour Mace, couldn’t deny his excitement […]