News: JESTERVAL RETURNS
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The North East’s premier comedy festival is back!
The very best of British comedy will descend on Tyneside this June as Jesterval Comedy Festival returns for its fourth year.
With over 30 shows in a star-studded line up, Jesterval 2016 will take place in a 300‐seated marquee on Baltic Square, at the heart of the Gateshead Quays development, from the 3rd to the 12th of June.
Paul Foot, Jo Enright, Gary Delaney, Sofie Hagen, Steve K Amos, Matt Reed, Kate Lucas, Tom Binns, and Gavin Webster are just some of the standout names in the programme.
BBC stars Stephen K Amos (Live At The Apollo) and Paul Foot (Never Mind The Buzzcocks)Jo Enright (The Job Lot, Phoenix Nights) will be performing hour-long shows as well as taking part in an opening gala show.
Sean Kelly star of the hit show Storage Hunters, will also be bringing his solo stand up show to the banks of the Tyne. This year they will be joining forces with Northern Pride this year, to programme an LGBT Gala as part of Jesterval, which will also form part of the Newcastle Pride 2016 festival.
With shows from Jarred Christmas, Brendon Burns, Sophie Willan, Jonny Pelham, Nicola Mantalios-Lovett, and Lauren Pattison, to name just a few, we have acts to suit everyone’s tastes.
There’s plenty of family entertainment too, with kids’ shows and activities taking place at the weekends.
Jesterval programming director and comedian David Hadingham said: “With each year we find ourselves putting together a programme of comedy events that just gets better and better. While it’s great to get big name TV acts, we’re also proud to be able to put on 10 days of comedy that we know is fantastic quality and that comedy fans will enjoy and remember.”
Ticket prices for the Festival range from ￡3 to ￡15, and there are also a number of free performances.
Tickets are on sale now.
For more information, visit: www.jesterval.co.uk