Andrew Dipper

Questionable Time: Seymour Mace to host new panel show at The Stand

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Pictured: Mace performing his Seymour’s Gang show at The Stand last year.

The Newcastle Stand have announced a new monthly residency from Ideal star Seymour Mace.

Launching on Sunday 16 February at 7pm, Questionable Time is a new philosophical panel show hosted by the surreal stand-up.

Speaking to Giggle Beats, Mace says the new show is for people like him, or comedians of his ilk, who like to talk nonsense off the top of their heads.

“It’ll have rounds and triggers to get people talking about stupid stuff, and once you get good comedians talking about stupid stuff you don’t need to do much else. It tends to be funny.”

According to Mace, most of the show will be improvised, but there will be a few prepared rounds, such as ‘The Year 2525’, where panellists are given a subject and they have got to imagine what that would be like in the year 2525.

“There’ll be a round called ‘The Best Thing’ as well, where the panellists will have to argue between, say, gorillas and gravy over which is the best. I’ll play devil’s advocate and the audience then decides which is the best.

“And at the end of that round there’ll be a word that goes on The Wall of Wonderful Words – or something like that.”

That means Mace will appear at The Stand in Newcastle at least fortnightly, as he also hosts the Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz on the first Sunday of the month.

“With The Stand opening, the comedy scene in Newcastle has taken an upturn,” Mace added.

“That was a big draw [for me] to move back to Newcastle.”

Questionable Time launches at The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle on Sunday 16 February. Tickets are £5, or £4 for Stand Together members. The show starts at 7pm. Click for more information.