Jamie Stubbs

Review: Silky, Paul Savage, Barry Dodds and Jason Cook – The Hub, Teesside University

Tonight Ten Feet Tall brought the students of Teesside University another decent night of comedy. The gig, hosted in the Students’ Union on campus, provides students with an evening of entertainment at the reasonable price of £5, some of whom are into comedy and are there for the gig – whereas others are there to […]

 Andrew Dipper

Review: Phil Kay, Barry Dodds, Charlie Chuck and John Smith – St Dominic’s Catholic Club, Newcastle

The Grinning Idiot prides itself on presenting more alternative comedians than most clubs in the region – and if it means a few bemused faces at the end of the night then so be it. Having both Phil Kay and Charlie Chuck on your line-up is asking for mayhem. But that is what The Grinning Idiot’s promoter John Smith did, and, even after the show at St Dominic’s Catholic Club, the night’s MC had no regrets.

 Andrew Dipper

Review: Daliso Chaponda, Phil Chapman, Andy Wolton, Ste Porter and Barry Dodds – Sunderland Empire

Thanks to The Grinning Idiot, Big Owl and Laughter Live, comedy on Wearside has experienced somewhat of a renaissance. Laughter Live, especially, has helped establish a regular comedy audience in Sunderland with a professional bill of acts showcased at the city’s Empire theatre; and this month saw Malawian comic Daliso Chaponda headline the night, with […]

 Giggle Beats

Competition: Win Two Tickets To See Barry Dodds At The Laughing Penguin Comedy Club!

Thanks to the lovely people at The Laughing Penguin Comedy Club, we have a pair of tickets to give away for their show on October 20th at The Bridge Hotel in Newcastle. The line-up consists of Barry Dodds, Ben Lawes & guest MC Danny Deegan, and it should be an excellent night of comedy. Send your responses to [email protected]