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Preview: Rory Bremner at South Shields Customs House


Rory Bremner
South Shields Customs House
Monday 24th July 2017

Two special guests will join Rory Bremner on stage when he makes his South Tyneside Comedy Festival debut.Britain’s best-known satirical impressionist brings his Partly Political show toThe Customs House on Monday 24th July, taking aim at Trump, Boris and Brexit.

He will be joined by Jo Caulfield, one of British comedy’s most in-demand stand-ups, and journalist and author Susie Boniface, also known as the Mirror columnist Fleet Street Fox.

Rory Bremner     
Bremner said: “'I’m really looking forward to a first visit to South Shields and taking part in an exciting comedy festival!”

Bremner is best known for the political satire show Bremner, Bird and Fortune, which was a mainstay of Channel 4’s comedy output for more than 20 years. He’s won back-to-back BAFTAs for Britain’s Top Comedy Performances, three Royal Television Society awards and two British Comedy Awards. He’s guested on many of Britain’s top comedy shows on radio and TV, including Spitting Image, Whose Line Is It Anyway, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, The News Quiz, The Now Show and QI.

Festival director, writer and comedian Jason Cook said: “Getting Rory was a real coup. He’s been on everything and his Bremner, Bird and Fortune shows have won so many awards that it’s going to be amazing to see someone of his calibre playing our fantastic little theatre. It’s a full show as well, with other performers in Jo and Susie, so it’ll be like watching his TV shows, but live! Absolutely unmissable.”

Jo Caulfield
Jo Caulfield will make a second appearance at the South Tyneside Comedy Festival this year, in her own show on Sunday, July 30, ahead of a huge nationwide tour.

A fantastic line-up of stars and up-and-coming comedians are appearing at The Customs House throughout July and August as part of the South Tyneside Comedy Festival.

They include comedy magician and TV regular Pete Firman, panel show favourites Stephen K Amos and Ed Gamble and Britain’s Got Talent act The Mimic Men.Adam Rowe and Peter Brush are back by popular demand after proving a hit at Jason Cook’s Comedy Club, which is based at The Customs House. Canadian comedian Sean Collins and local acts including the Geordie Rat Pack, Carl Hutchinson and Steffen Peddie complete the bill.

Tickets for Rory Bremner: Partly Political are £15. The show starts at 8pm and the show is suitable for people aged 16 and over.
The full South Tyneside Comedy Festival line-up is available at

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