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It’s stand-up comedy – but not as we know it

It’s stand-up comedy – but not as we know it

Tucked away upstairs at The Hancock pub in Newcastle, just a stone's throw away from Haymarket Metro station, Broken Mic's stand-up storytelling night is one of the North East's hidden gems.…

Win Cuckoo series one on DVD

Ahead of its release on Monday, we're giving away two copies of Cuckoo series one on DVD.…

Kerry Godliman Q&A

Kerry Godliman Q&A

In-demand comedian and actor Kerry Godliman returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with her new stand-up show, Face Time.…

Five questions for Paul McCaffrey

Five questions for Paul McCaffrey

Anecdotal stand-up and star of BBC Three’s Impractical Jokers Paul McCaffrey brings his new stand up hour, Paul or Nothing, to Assembly at George Square Gardens. He chats to Giggle Beats about life at the festival and his new show.…

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The Daily Telegraph and how not to write about comedy

The Daily Telegraph and how not to write about comedy

"He doesn’t think alternative comedy is funny. Never mind the millions who willingly flock to large arenas to watch it. He thinks it is a tyranny. Because we all have friends who have been forced at gunpoint to watch Stewart Lee DVDs."…

Robin Williams’ death is a reminder that we need to talk about depression

Robin Williams’ death is a reminder that we need to talk about depression

Hearing about the death of Robin Williams had a profound effect on me. As well as feeling huge sadness at the tragic loss of a wonderful actor, I also felt an overwhelming sense of helplessness. …

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Preview: Sham Bodie 9, Castle Hotel, Manchester

Preview: Sham Bodie 9, Castle Hotel, Manchester

After an Edinburgh-shaped gap in their schedule, Sham Bodie is back next week with an exciting night of live comedy, music, chat, food and heaps more. …

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Rob Gilroy: Why I’m leaving stand-up behind

Rob Gilroy: Why I’m leaving stand-up behind

OK, I think it’s time to come clean. I’ve been weighing this up for a little while now and I think it’s finally time I put it in writing otherwise I’ll never commit myself to anything. I’m taking a step back from stand-up comedy.…

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Lee Kyle’s 21 Questions – with Barry Twyford

Lee Kyle’s 21 Questions – with Barry Twyford

​Lee thought it would be funny to interview Viz co-creator Simon Donald as Barry Twyford. …

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John Scott’s Sod The Tories #9

John Scott’s Sod The Tories #9

Episode nine of the comedy podcast-cum-panel show Sod The Tories, hosted by comedian John Scott and recorded at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle in front of a live audience.…

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Play: August’s Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz

Play: August’s Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz

On Sunday our comedy quiz night returned to The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle. Here are the questions, minus our audio round. How would you have fared?…