Fiona Heydari reviews Schaffer’s Free Until Famous show.
Jamie Stubbs reviews Tim Minchin.
Review: Danny Deegan, Lee Kyle, Holden Holden, Ray Kane and Steffen Peddie – Infinity Bar, Sunderland
Crystal Booth visits The Big Owl Comedy Club in Sunderland.
If you like your comedy with a musical edge then look no further than Isy Suttie. It’s a one woman and her guitar type of show. She takes you through songs about trips to Ikea with your partner, a unique and dark version of ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and an unlikely medieval love song about a Slovenian prince and English maiden – I don’t know where she gets these ideas either.
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.
After the impressive reviews and word of mouth recommendations relatively unknown act ‘The Boy With Tape On His Face’ received during last month’s Edinburgh festival I jumped at the opportunity to catch him performing at Teesside’s most famous comedy club.
For those not familiar with Adam Hills’ work, the Spicks & Specks host usually goes to great lengths to craft structured, considered shows.