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Robert White
Thursday, February 28, 2019

Robert White wowed judges and viewers alike with his fast-paced comedy routines when he made the finals on this year's Britain’s Got Talent. Now he’s set to bring all that fun you saw on the TV live across the country in his debut UK tour.

Billingham Forum Theatre


George Egg, Markus Birdman and Tom Houghton
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Anarchist Cook George Egg will be joined by the critically-acclaimed (and, of course, ’The Honourable’) Tom Houghton, and master of physical comedy Markus Birdman in this comedy triple-header at The Turbinia.

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe
Tom Stade
Friday, March 15, 2019

Since arriving in the UK, Canadian émigré Tom Stade has steadily earned a reputation as one of the most original and exciting stand-up talents on the circuit. With a magnetic stage presence, irrepressible charm and first-class story-telling, his performances are guaranteed to bring a smile to your face.

The Witham, Barnard Castle
Nish Kumar
Friday, March 22, 2019

Double Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee Nish is one of the brightest young comedians on the UK circuit, and has had to extend his current tour due to sheer popular demand: promising to showcase a new set of jokes about politics and mankind’s capacity for self-destruction at the Tyne Theatre in March.


Ben Crompton, Rod Shepard and Alfie Joey
Thursday, April 4, 2019

In this instalment of The Chuckling Monk Comedy Club, Game Of Thrones star, natural-born comedian and North East native Ben Crompton is joined by the inimitable Rod Shepard and comic writer, impressionist and singer Alfie Joey.

The Chillingham Pub, Newcastle
Seann Walsh
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Natural motor-mouth comedian Seann Walsh is arguably the most frighteningly-precocious talent to emerge from the British comedy circuit in years. Charming and charismatic, the former Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year is always sure to deliver sharp, creative observational comedy.

Russell Kane
Thursday, April 25, 2019

Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell Kane’s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us see more stuff and get more done.

Town Hall, Middlesbrough


The Guilty Feminist
Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Guilty Feminist podcast has become a comedy phenomenon, with over 50 million downloads since it launched in late 2015. For this special touring version of the show, host Deborah Frances-White will be joined onstage by some of fans’ favourite guests to explore the noble goals of 21st century feminists, while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and paradoxes which undermine those goals.

Mark Watson
Friday, May 17, 2019

Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, Mark Watson’s latest stand up show is all about empathy; 99 percent of the world's population is made up of other people, why can't we understand them? One of the UK's most popular acts offers some suggestions – at his notoriously high, joke-a-minute rate.

Paul Mayhew-Archer
Friday, May 31, 2019

At 65 years old, and with an incurable illness, illustrious comedy writer Paul Mayhew-Archer decided to go to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year to do something he’d never done before: perform a one-man comedy show. Now, due to popular demand, he’s taking his show on the road. And while Paul certainly isn’t contagious, he’s definitely worth catching.

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