What's On - Comedy


Stuart Goldsmith
Sunday, June 3, 2018

After a run of packed houses at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the host and creator of The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast will be bringing his ‘stupider and less clever-clogs’ – and, arguably, his funniest – show to Newcastle’s The Stand.

Bobby Mair and Gary Tro
Sunday, June 3, 2018

As part of the Hilarity Bites Comedy Club, Canadian comedian Bobby Mair is joined at Hartlepool’s One77 by Bristol native Gary Tro. Both are established comics with black wit – while Bobby’s humour is more brash, Gary showcases a ‘joyously angry’ style of stand up. 

One77, Hartlepool
Rich Hall's Hoedown
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Since Rich won the Perrier award as his country music alter-ego Otis Lee Crenshaw 18 years ago, he has embedded music into his stand up skit. Now in it’s fourth year, his Hoedown – a loosely-stitched hour of musical comedy – is just as popular as ever.

Princess Alexandria Auditorium, Yarm
Jack Barry, Jessica Fostekew and Sam Avery
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Scouse lad Sam’s style is friendly, enthusiastic and observational; co-host of the mighty Guilty Feminist podcast Jessica wears her heart on her sleeve; and the ‘instantly likeable’ Jack brings his inventive flourish of wit.

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe
Hilarity Bites New Act Competition
Monday, June 11, 2018

The Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year competition returns for its eleventh year. Up-and-coming comics will be showing their mettle at Darlington’s Hole In The Wall every Monday until 2nd July – overseen by seasoned MC (and previous winner of the competition) Andy Fury.  

Hole In The Wall, Darlington
Funny Bones Comedy Club
Friday, June 15, 2018

June’s Funny Bones instalment unites Phil Chapman, Matt Stellingwerf, Jamie Hutchinson and MC Steff Todd. Phil brings his carefully-crafted gags; Matt’s style is self-deprecating, and satirical; Jamie enthrals with engaging anecdotes; and Steff adds in generous helpings of her impeccable wit.

Anthony King, Stephen Bailey and Dave Twentyman
Friday, June 15, 2018

Veteran Anthony King has a uniquely dead-pan style that has, in recent years, been accompanied by hilarious songs. Also on the bill is ‘your new potty mouthed best friend’ Stephen Bailey and affable banter merchant Dave Twentyman.

Bishop Auckland Town Hall
Tom Allen
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Tom Allen has honed his unique style of acerbic wit and storytelling by performing to audiences all over the world. A regular on shows like 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Live at the Apollo, his is a stand up show that’s sure to make you smile.

Darlington Hippodrome
George Egg
Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Anarchist Cook returns – although this time he’s banned from the kitchen and, instead, has to cook up a storm from the garden shed. Using the most unconventional of methods, George creates an evening of inspiring and bizarre stand-up, live cooking and comedy lecture. 

Grumpy Old Women
Sunday, June 24, 2018

Award-winning comedian and writer Jenny Eclair has welcomed the return of original cast member (and Olivier Award nominee) Dillie Keane. The pair have also recruited comedian Lizzie Roper for a reinvention of the ‘full fat’ comedy show.

Billingham Forum
Monty Burns, Simon Lomas and Rob Mulholland
Thursday, June 28, 2018

Rob brings a touch of the absurd, Monty is fearless and fiery with the topics he covers, and Simon – nominee for Chortle’s Best Newcomer 2018 – showcases imaginative and offbeat wordplay in this stand up triple-header. 

Crook Cornerhouse Bar and Kitchen

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