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The Thinking Drinkers
Saturday, April 4, 2020

Fringe favourites the Thinking Drinkers are back with a new, hilariously intoxicating bar-hop through history. Enjoy five free drinks as the award-winning experts reveal how alcohol has inspired pioneering explorers, politicians and painters in equal measure – from Plato and Picasso to Nelson, Napoleon and Norm from Cheers.

Chris Ramsey
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Before the 17th series of Strictly Come Dancing kicked off, we were (rather shamefacedly now) already preparing ourselves to write that Chris Ramsey should stick to the day job. But now we’re not sure where we’d rather see the twinkletoes perform – in front of the mic or out on the dance-floor. Luckily, with the help of BBC iPlayer, we can now have both. And you can be sure that this, his latest stand up offering, promises to be his best yet.

Gala Theatre, Durham
Adam Kay: This Is Going To Hurt
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Award-winning comedian and author Adam Kay shares entries from his diaries as a junior doctor in this electrifying stand-up show, which sold out during its stint at the Edinburgh Fringe. The accompanying book, which Stephen Fry deemed ‘painfully funny’, topped the bestseller charts for three months when it was released and won Sunday Times Humour Book of the Year, so you know you’ll get plenty of laughs here.

O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Simon Brodkin
Thursday, April 9, 2020

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain's Got Talent, award-winning comedian Simon Brodkin unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself.

The Witham, Barnard Castle
Lucy Beaumont
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Lucy feels like she's finally turned into a real women and she's ready to shout about it. Join her at the Darlington Hippordrome for an hour of proper belly laughs, unique off-beat humour and surreal anecdotes about bubblewrap, boxing and UFOs.

Darlington Hippodrome


Jimmy Carr
Sunday, May 3, 2020

Known for his deadpan delivery, dark humour and heckler interaction, Jimmy Carr has earned his place amongst the very best of British comics. His latest stand up show contains hilarious jokes about all kinds of terrible things but, as Jimmy himself would say, having political correctness at a comedy show is like having health and safety at a rodeo.

Middlesbrough Town Hall
Sofie Hagen
Saturday, May 23, 2020

One of British comedy’s most exciting talents (although she’s Danish), winner of the prestigious Edinburgh Best Newcomer Award, a cult podcaster, and now the author of the hugely successful book Happy Fat, Sofie Hagen visits Alnwick with a brand new show direct from the Edinburgh Fringe. A show about the things you forget, the things you remember, and the things you wish you could forget. But also, there’s a bit about bums.

Josh Widdecombe
Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much?Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

The Princess Alexandra Auditorium, Yarm

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