Nic Wright

2015 on Teesside

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We’re only a few days into 2015, but it’s already shaping up to be a bumper year for comedy fans on Teesside.

The area will welcome a myriad of top comedy stars in the next twelve months, including Jimmy Carr, Dara O’Briain, Kevin Bridges, Alan Carr, Andy Parsons and Dave Gorman.

Alongside the big tour shows, there’ll also be a host club nights at which to get your fix of funnies. Catch 22, Big Mouth and Hot Potato comedy clubs will be continuing to host a rib-tickling mixture of well-known faces, and great up-and-comers throughout the year.

Of course it’s early days, and no doubt the comedy calendar will continue to expand in the coming months, but in the meantime, here’s a run-down of the shows you can catch in Teesside in 2015…

Fri 30 January: Catch 22 Comedy Club. ARC, Stockton.

The Stockton club gets its new season off to a flying start with Danny McLoughlin, Chris Kent, Carl Jones and a special, to be confirmed guest.

8pm. £10 / £12. Tickets: 01642 525199 or online.

Sat 21 February: Hot Potato Comedy Club. Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre.

Hartlepool’s Saturday night favourite kicks off their year with Charlie Baker, Paul Pirie, and special guest MC Jason Cook.

8pm. £6 early bird/£9. Tickets:  01429 890000 or online.

Thurs 5 March: Andy Parsons: Live & Unleashed – But Naturally Cautious. ARC, Stockton.

The Mock The Week kingpin comes to Stockton with a brand new show.

8pm. £15.00. Tickets: 01642 525199 or online.

Sat 28 March & Sun 9 August: Jimmy Carr – Funny Business. Middlesbrough Town Hall.

The 8 Out of 10 Cats front-man’s Boro date last November sold out over five months in advance, and these two extra dates are selling fast too. Get ’em while you can.

8pm. £25.00. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Tues 14 & Weds 15 April: Dara O’Briain – Crowd Tickler. Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Extra date added by public demand for this brand new show by the host of Mock The Week.

8pm. £23.00. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Sun 19 April & Thurs 30 July: Alan Carr – Yap, Yap, Yap! Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Two nights of natter and laughs with the Chatty Man himself.

8pm. £30.00. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Sat 16 May: Katherine Ryan – Glam Role Model. Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt.

The fresh and often dangerously fierce Canadian brings her acclaimed show to the North East.

8pm. £14.50/£12.50 concs. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Sat 13 June: Patrick Monahan – Adventures in Monahan Land. Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt.

One of Teesside’s favourite sons plays a homecoming gig in Boro.

8pm. £14/£12 concs. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Thurs 16 July: Kevin Bridges – A Whole Different Story. Middlesbrough Town Hall.

This new show by the hugely popular Scottish stand-up has now completely sold out, but keep an eye out for late returns.

8pm. £25.00. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.

Sat 21 November: Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint). Middlesbrough Town Hall.

The innovative comedy mind behind Modern Life is Goodish, Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure returns with a new show, and a mighty fine Powerpoint.

8pm. £24.00. Tickets: 01642 729729 or online.