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

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 […]

 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 […]

 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: Greg Davies @ Newcastle City Hall

Review: Greg Davies @ Newcastle City Hall

Now it’s a fact that nobody enjoys reading a review written by a fan. As soon as you begin to read, there’s a sickening realisation that even though the performance may have been utterly mind-numbing, this review will hail it as the best thing since sliced… comedy. This serves as a disclaimer for the fact […]

 Josh Hollis

The Stand Gets Quizzical

The Stand Gets Quizzical

Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz takes up residency at The Stand

Can you name every episode of Friends? Do you know how tall Ronnie Corbett is in feet and inches? Thought you were wasting your life watching daily repeats of Auf Wiedersehen, Pet? Well think again. The Stand, Newcastle’s home of live stand up comedy, is delighted to announce a partnership with leading comedy website Giggle Beats […]

 Ben Aynsley

Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Review: Tony Law @ The Stand

Surrealist neckerchief enthusiast Tony Law brought The Stand to its knees (and then to its feet)

Surreal comedian Tony Law has been on the circuit for a few years but only now seems to be achieving deserved mainstream attention, thanks to appearances on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. As soon as Law bounded onto the stage (to a laser show, […]

 

Mr Drayton's Dinner Date Returns To The Stand

Mr Drayton's Dinner Date Returns To The Stand

Food lovers, comedy fans, and special guests chew the fat with BBC Newcastle's Mr Drayton

No sooner were you back onto your original belt notches from his last evening, does BBC Radio Newcastle’s Steve Drayton return to The Stand for another medley of laughs and lunch. Joined by a surprise selection of special guests (“surprise” as in, they haven’t announced them yet), the audience sits down with the legendary regional […]