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 […]

 Ciaran Sneddon

"I don’t like comedians who tell jokes" – We meet Susan Calman

"I don’t like comedians who tell jokes" – We meet Susan Calman

It’s a rare thing for a comedian to admit to not liking jokes, but that’s exactly what Susan Calman is saying to me as we chatted before her gig in Newcastle earlier this month. “I tell stories. I’m a traditional observational comic and I like people that do that,” Susan explains. “I don’t really like […]

 Jordan Mann

Quality comedy continues to come to The Stand in Newcastle

Quality comedy continues to come to The Stand in Newcastle

The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle continues to attract some of the biggest names in comedy, while supporting new local acts from around the region. We take a look at what’s coming up in the next few months, so why not get yourself down and find out what all the fuss is about? September 15 […]

 

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz returns to The Stand this weekend

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz returns to The Stand this weekend

  After the traditional 4 week absence, the monthly Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz returns to The Stand this Sunday with the usual array of prizes and stand-up from So You Think You’re Funny? finalist Nicola Mantalios-Lovett. For the uninitiated, think your regular pub quiz, but with a decidedly funnier edge and a platform for your Monty Python-quoting […]

 Sarah Bailey

Edinburgh Fringe Sneak-Peaks Come To The Stand Newcastle

Edinburgh Fringe Sneak-Peaks Come To The Stand Newcastle

To big up some of Edinburgh Fringe’s big names, and give you the chance to see a sneak preview of some of their top shows, The Stand are offering a delightful pair of double bills. That’s two lots two Fringe preview shows over two nights in June. Sunday 8 June, Alun Cochrane and Silky: Alun […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 Ben Aynsley

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Review: Miles Jupp @ The Stand Newcastle

Despite being in comedy since 1999, starring in hit BBC sitcoms, appearing on every panel show imaginable and cameoing in blockbuster films, Wikipedia still says Miles Jupp is best known as the hapless inventor Archie from Balamory. When people talk about career-defining roles, an inventor in a children’s show who has a tendency to break […]

 Ben Aynsley

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

Miles Jupp Heads To Newcastle's Stand For April Fools' Show

The multi-talented Miles Jupp is embarking on his latest stand-up tour, Miles Jupp Is The Chap You’re Thinking Of, and is heading to Newcastle next week. The comedian, actor and writer will be at The Stand on April 1 to entertain people with a mixture of jokes, stories and rants. It’s Jupp’s first tour since […]

 James Morris

Improvised Hilarity – The Suggestibles Come To The Stand Newcastle

Improvised Hilarity – The Suggestibles Come To The Stand Newcastle

Improv group, The Suggestibles, bring their hilarious brand of comedy to The Stand comedy club in Newcastle on Monday 10th February The show will feature members of The Suggestibles, as well as inviting members of other improvisational groups to create a night of unorganised laughter. Lovers of TV shows such as Whose Line is it Anyway […]