What's On - Comedy
At 3 foot 6 inches tall, Canadian comedienne TanyaLee describes herself as the ‘Ferrari of comedy’ – low to the ground and kind of racy. Having inspired, enlightened and entertained fans around the world, she is joined by Sunderland-born Matt on the stage at Bishop Auckland.
It’s been four years since Jason Manford’s last UK tour. And while he’s been filling his time by starring in plenty of musicals and television shows, fans will be delighted to see his triumphant return to the stand up scene when he visits the Metro Radio Arena.
Having previously opened for Frankie Boyle, Lee Evans, Johnny Vegas and even once for Tina Turner, we’ve got every faith that this long-time circus performer, ‘comedian’s comedian’ and member of the world’s highest altitude comedy show will deliver.
Sandi thinks that being called a ‘national treasure’ is a bit embarrassing, so has decided instead to become a National Trevor – half misprint, half Danish comedian, novelist, actor and broadcaster. Expect tall stories, fascinatingly funny facts, really silly jokes and some terrible baking from the host of Great British Bake Off, QI and Fifteen to One.
Andrew is co-writer of internet sensation Jonathan Pie, and has collaborated with Pie creator Tom Walker on numerous viral videos. Their response to Donald Trump’s election has been viewed online more than 150 million times, and a more recent piece was described by Ricky Gervais as 'one of the most perfect (and important) pieces of comedy I’ve ever seen.' See what he’s all about for yourself when he visits The Stand.
Tom Houghton has just been made 'The Honourable'. Not by his own merit (he's been sacked from Weatherspoons twice) but the traditional aristocratic way – by default. The 2017 sell-out, critically-acclaimed star of BBC, Comedy Central and Channel 4 presents his second show – reminiscing on growing up and discovering that true honour often lies where you'd least expect.
The self-confessed ‘shameless’ northern joker is back – and life has got tough. His kids don't need him, the dog is getting old and he's retreated back to his youth by hiding under the covers and getting his comics out. Expect tales of naivety, fish platters, mums break-dancing outside Lidl and his theory of what is the gateway to the netherworld.
From buying a house to having kids, Geordie comic Carl Hutchinson gives his unique (and characteristically affable) adolescent approach to grown-up issues in his return to the stand up circuit, after a sold-out tour last year.
Ed Gamble began his comedy career writing, performing and directing with the Durham Revue in 2004. Now he’s a regular on Mock The Week, a lead actor in BBC America’s Almost Royal (as Georgie Carlton) and co-hosts the Peacock and Gamble Podcast. Don’t miss him when he returns to where it all began.
North East comedic entertainer Lee Ridley – aka Lost Voice Guy – shot to fame by winning the 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent earlier this year and has enjoyed a steady stream of stand up success ever since. Don’t miss him while he’s back in the toon.
Henning ‘took office’ back in 2003 after watching an open mic night that left him convinced that he wouldn’t be all that much worse, and has been performing as the self-styled ‘German Comedy Ambassador’ ever since. Listen to his hilarious manifesto for yourself while he’s in Whitley Bay.
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.