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January

Tom Houghton
Until Thursday, January 24, 2019

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.

Darlington Forum Music Centre
Jason Manford
Friday, January 25, 2019

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 return to the stand up scene.

Justin Moorhouse
Saturday, January 26, 2019

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.

The Witham, Barnard Castle

February

Carl Hutchinson
Saturday, February 2, 2019

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
Sunday, February 3, 2019

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.

Ed Gamble
Sunday, February 3, 2019

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.

Gala Theatre, Durham
Dave Johns and Ray Bradshaw
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

One of the most respected comics working on the British stand up circuit, multi-award winning actor and improvisor Dave Johns – perhaps best know for his breakthrough role in I, Daniel Blake – will be joined at The Turbinia by two-time Scottish Comedian of the Year finalist Ray Bradshaw, who recently made history as being the first comedian in the world to perform his stand up routine both by speaking and in sign language.

The Turbinia, Newton Aycliffe
Stephen Bailey
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The comedian, television personality and writer has a friendly brand of gossipy humour that has made him one of the UK’s most popular emerging acts in comedy. He returns to the stage with a stand up story full of northern warmth, some working-class guilt and a healthy dose of the blues – don’t miss it.

Jack Gleadow, Steve Shanyaski and Dave Twentyman
Friday, February 15, 2019

Winner of the 2017 Amused Moose National New Comic Award and the 2017 Great Yorkshire Fringe new comedian of the year Jack will be joined in Bishop Auckland by the uproariously funny Steve and affable banter merchant Dave in this stand up triple-header.

Town Hall, Bishop Auckland
Lost Voice Guy
Sunday, February 17, 2019

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 Wehn
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Thursday, February 21, 2019

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.

Lee Kyle
Thursday, February 21, 2019

Geordie comic Lee Kyle was in an all-male Spice Girls tribute act, then spent a decade as a professional wrestler, before trying his hand at stand up. He insists throughout his shows that he isn’t famous – but judging by the quality of his comedy, it’s only a matter of time before he is.

Old English Gentleman, Darlington
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

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