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Sunday For Sammy 2020
Sunday, February 23, 2020

Following the success of the 2018 sell out shows, Sunday for Sammy returns to the Utilita Arena for two spectacular 20th Anniversary shows.  The concerts, locally dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, are held every two years in memory of the Geordie actor Sammy Johnson who died suddenly in 1999.  The 2018 shows, the first to be held at the Arena, were hailed as the best ever by fans who travelled from all over the North East and beyond to be part of the fun.

Utilita Arena


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
Siobhan Phillips
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Described as ‘the love child of Peter Kay and Victoria Wood', last year’s Britain’s Got Talent finalist Siobhan Phillips’ hilarious self-penned songs continue to strike a chord with audiences the nation over, spinning daft ditties that cover becoming a first-time Mum at 40, tantrum-throwing toddlers and the frustrations of mother/daughter relationships. We’re sure this latest instalment won’t disappoint.

ARC, Stockton
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
Lee Kyle
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Have you ever just been minding your own business, trying to buy some corks from a mid-range supermarket, and then, out of nowhere, you become the most hated man in Australia? Well that’s what happened to Lee Kyle earlier this year. What did he do? Well, we can’t say really (it’d spoil his show), but it contains a trolley dash, some glittery platform shoes, accidentally swearing on the telly and feeding vegemite to a koala. Sublimely ridiculous.

The Forum, Darlington
Phil Wang
Thursday, March 19, 2020

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.

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
Stewart Lee: Snowflake / Tornado
Friday, March 27, 2020 - Saturday, March 28, 2020

Double-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from “the world’s greatest living stand-up” (The Times).


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
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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