Review: Stu And Garry, Richard Gadd, John Whale, Tommy Reid, James Kirk & Tony Jameson – The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle
Dan Schwendener reviews The Laughing Penguin’s Christmas special.
This Wednesday (15th). Be there.
Having never previously been to a Grinning Idiot comedy night I didn’t really know what to expect, but I not disappointed. The event was held upstairs in The Barnes in Sunderland, and proved to be a nice little venue that really added to the feel of the evening.
With six local comedians sandwiched between a selection of top Northern musicians, you could be forgiven for suggesting the comedy on show at Split Festival this year was merely a token gesture by festival organisers. Thankfully, though, the performing comics didn’t feel like an irrelevance whilst on stage, with a few thousand people crowding around Stage Two on Saturday to see MC Tony Jameson, Sunderland’s own Nick Cranston, Tom Tolson and headliner Steffen Peddie.