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 […]

 Neale McGeever

Review: Patrick Monahan @ Washington Arts Centre

Review: Patrick Monahan @ Washington Arts Centre

  The Arts Centre isn’t a venue typical of a well known TV comedian like Teesside’s Patrick Monahan. Given the Irish-Iranian stand-up isn’t at the same level as the likes of Peter Kay or Michael McIntyre, Patrick still fills seats in his North East homeland. The Arts Centre does host regular comedy nights but have […]

 Neale McGeever

Patrick Monahan – Washington Arts Centre And Stand Newcastle Shows On The Horizon

Patrick Monahan – Washington Arts Centre And Stand Newcastle Shows On The Horizon

Still drying off from his appearance on ITV’s Splash!, Teesside comic Patrick Monahan is embarking on a nationwide tour. Thankfully he’s not forgetting his North East roots with two dates in Newcastle and one in Washington. The Iranian born stand-up grew up in Stokesly, and last year got his former school to perform the Harlem […]

 Benjamin Smith

Patrick Monahan Returns To The Region With Washington Arts Centre Show

Patrick Monahan Returns To The Region With Washington Arts Centre Show

Comedian Patrick Monahan is bringing his latest stand-up show Cake Charmer to the Washington Arts Centre, as part of his current UK tour. The Teessider, who first performed the show at lasts years Edinburgh Festival, is known for his clean, family-friendly material and joking about his Irish-Iranian heritage. His likeable persona has seen him feature on […]