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January

Clinton Baptiste
Until Sunday, January 19, 2020

Clinton Baptiste is the hapless clairvoyant, medium and psychic from Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights. Now, some 18 years after the show aired, he returns to conjure up his extraordinary powers for a new generation. Alex Lowe brilliantly brings his character to life in this hilarious new show, which will see ‘Clinton’ give readings to the audience, offering advice from beyond the grave, predict futures, and tell them all about all manner of spooky stuff.

Gary Delaney
Thursday, January 30, 2020

One of Britain's leading one-liner comics returns to the road with another onslaught of lean, expertly-crafted comedy. A Mock The Week regular and recent star of the new Live At The Apollo series, Gary's shows are renowned in the business for a near unrivalled volume of high-class gags. You should expect no different from this, his latest stand up offering.

Alnwick Playhouse

February

Carl Hutchinson
Saturday, February 1, 2020

After many consecutive years of sell-out stand up shows, Geordie comic Carl returns to Stockton with a melody of greatest hits, new stories, audience interaction and even some requests – all delivered in his unique (and characteristically affable) comedic style.

Mike Newall, Tez Ilyas and Danny Deegan
Saturday, February 1, 2020

In his last show, Blackburn-born comedian Tez Ilyas delivered a spectacularly powerful, provocative and brilliantly funny hour of topical stand up, and he’s working on doing the same again. He’ll be joined onstage in Darlington by the wonderfully-dry humour of Mike Newall, and all the confidence, swagger and tales of mischief that Danny Deegan brings to the table.

The Forum, Darlington
Miss Rory
Thursday, February 6, 2020

After the sell-out successes of several shows at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House now, ‘Tyneside institution’ and Newcastle’s ‘Queen of Comedy’ returns to the stage with her new live stand up offering: All Hun’s Blazing. Expect to be laughing until you cry as Miss Rory presents a no-holds-barred critique of everyday life.

Simon Brodkin
Thursday, February 6, 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.

Darlington Hippodrome
Ed Byrne
Thursday, February 13, 2020

Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has any traits that are worth passing on to his children. You can expect plenty of laughs as the Irish comedian, who has spent more than two decades in comedy, runs through his never-ending list of jokes.

David Baddiel
Sunday, February 16, 2020

The internet, as we know, doesn’t have rules. But if it has one, it might be: Don’t Feed The Trolls. It’s a good law. And it’s one that David Baddiel has consistently broken. Because David has always seen trolls as hecklers – and if you get heckled, it is a comedian’s duty not to ignore the heckler, but to wittily put them down. Come with him on this comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground. You will come back safe, more able to deflect your own trolls, and only a little bit soiled.

Flo & Joan
Tuesday, February 18, 2020

In January, musical comedy sisters Flo & Joan watched the Bros documentary and saw a glimpse into their future: a lot of dog portraits and male pattern baldness. Anyway, following a sell-out run in 2018, they have a new hour of their dark and waggish songs to parade about the place. You won’t want to miss it.

The Witham, Barnard Castle
Phil Wang
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Fresh fro his run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe that sold out well in advance, our Taskmaster Season Seven favourite Phil ‘Philly Philly Wang Wang’ Wang is back on tour with his newest stand up skit. Having made a name for himself by exploring sex, romance, politics, and his mixed British-Malaysian heritage with shows that delight with his unique brand of smart and silly, Phil’s latest show is about morality and the modern sense of self. Swell.

The Gala Theatre, Durham

March

Kevin Bloody Wilson
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A long time ago, a long way from anywhere, in a West Australian mining town called Kalgoorlie, the legend of Kevin Bloody Wilson was born. It all started innocently enough – just a guy with too much time on his hands changing the words to other people's songs, and writing a few of his own, purely for the fun of it. Now, 35 years, countless live gigs and millions of album sales later, Kevin Bloody Wilson has not only found his niche – he’s grabbed an esky and a deckchair and he's made himself comfortable.

Middlesbrough Theatre
Milton Jones
Saturday, March 14, 2020

In his latest show, one-liner kingpin Milton Jones reveals the truth about being an international spy, before being given a disappointing new identity which forced him to appear on Mock the Week. But it is also a love story with the twist, or at least a really bad sprain. Just gloriously daft nonsense or is there a deeper meaning? You’ll have to go along and find out.

O2 City Hall, Newcastle
Grace Campbell
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Comedic tour de force Grace Campbell survived a childhood in British politics (being the daughter of former Downing Street Press Secretary for Tony Blair’s Labour, Alastair Campbell) to become a critically-acclaimed comedian, writer, filmmaker and activist. And now, having stormed the Edinburgh Fringe with a complete sell-out run, Grace is bringing her stand up skit to venues across the country – including Newcastle’s The Stand.

The Stand, Newcastle

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