Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle
0844 493 6666
A household name and veteran of the British comedy circuit, Russell Howard brings his Round the World tour to Newcastle thanks to phenomenal demand after a string of highly successful shows in Australia, Europe, and the USA.
Northern Stage, Newcastle
0191 230 5151
Once television’s highest paid male (according to Wikipedia), Brian Conley has fallen down the ranks a little in recent years but he’s back with his popular melting pot of sketch comedy, stand up and song, oh and a new tour: The Greatest Entertainer (In His Price Range).
Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm
Rob Beckett has made a name for himself with his outlandish comedy and his too-white teeth. The self-proclaimed Mouth of the South is playing his biggest Teesside date so far, as part of his newly-extended national tour. You’ve seen him on 8 Out of 10 Cats, now see him live.
ROY ‘CHUBBY’ BROWN
Seaham Town Hall
0191 370 9696
Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown’s reputation precedes him. Expect the usual close-to-the-bone humour that Roy has made his own over a long career.
The Arts Centre, Washington
0191 561 3455
Reminiscences of Patrick Monahan’s childhood in the 80s make for some side-splitting anecdotes. Funny and thought-provoking, this is not a show to be missed.