What's On - Comedy
Adam Rowe sold out 24 consecutive nights at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was recently crowned English Comedian of the Year, which means his show certainly isn’t short on laughs.
Carl Hutchinson brings his award-winning brand of comedy to Bishop Auckland. After Carl’s plain-talking hilarity, The Kagools bring their wordless buffoonery to the stage followed by Tony Jameson’s whimsical rambling.
Edinburgh Fringe’s Best Newcomer nominee Chris Washington brings joke-telling back to simplicity with his relatable and heart-warming style to Barnard Castle, and is joined by latest holder of the BBC New Comedy Award, Heidi Regan, who will try to convince you why Shark Attack III is the Godfather III of shark films.
After leaving his 19 years in the NHS behind for 30 years in the comedy industry, Dave Spikey is celebrating his journey from working class lad, through a stint as Chief Biomedical Scientist, to much-loved comedy performer and writer.
Be prepared for boundless energy from comedian Joel Dommett – that’s after he’s back from a return trip to the jungle. After 10 years on the comedy scene, Joel has perfected the art of telling stories that will split your sides.
Jason Cook’s Comedy Club is making its debut at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House. For those that have never been, comedian and star of TV series Hebburn Jason handpicks comedians, including Chris Ramsey, Tom Stade and Scott Bennett to perform.
Join the star of Not the Nine O’Clock News and Three Men in a Boat for a rollercoaster of anecdotes, reminiscences and outright lies. After 40 years of travelling, he certainly has plenty of tall tales to tell.
Tim Vine isn’t your average comedian: he’s a multi-award-winning one. Best known for his rapid-fire one-liners, Tim’s a one-man encyclopaedia of gags on any subject. His verbal dexterity is award-winning, having scooped the prize for best joke at the 2010 and 2014 Edinburgh Fringe Festivals (and being runner-up in the intervening years).