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News: FIRST ACT ANNOUNCED FOR SOUTH TYNESIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018
TYNESIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2018
Tyneside Comedy Festival is heading back to The Customs House for a third year
– and the first act has been revealed.
are now on sale for Carl Hutchinson on
Sunday 29th July, at 5pm.
seen on Comedy Central’s Stand Up Central and The Chris Ramsey Show, Jarrow lad
Carl is back with a new show following a sold-out 2017 tour. I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This will see
him take his unique adolescent approach to grown-up issues, with stories and
observations from buying a house to having kids.
is the first act confirmed by organiser Jason Cook, a stand-up comedian and
writer, for the 10-day comedy extravaganza, which runs from July 27 to August 5
at The Customs House in South Shields – and more big names are being promised!
year’s bill featured Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey, Jo Caulfield, Ed Gamble,
Pete Firman, Stephen K Amos, Rory Bremner and The Mimic Men.
Roughead and Cook
Jason, who has scored TV hits with
Hebburn and Murder on the Blackpool Express, said: “After the success of previous Comedy
Festivals, I now have comics asking me to play at The Customs House instead of
me having to trawl around and find the acts. As usual, we are talking to some big names
and seeing how we can make all of the diaries work to get the shows programmed,
but this year is going to be incredible.”
currently putting the finishing touches to a new show with his The Geordie Rat
Pack co-star, Glen Roughead, which mixes music and comedy.
Roughead and Cook Save the World takes to The Customs House stage at
7.45pm on Saturday 3rd February.
“Glen and I have been doing a couple of songs at every comedy club gig at The
Customs House, so it made sense to do our own show. We can't wait, we've written some great new stuff
and it's going to be a full-on night.”
hails from Hebburn, started the South Tyneside Comedy Festival to put The
Customs House on the comedy map and nurture new talent, such as Adam Rowe, who
has proved a big hit with the South Tyneside audience.
several appearances at Jason Cook’s Comedy Club, which is held monthly at the
venue, and the previous two comedy festivals, Adam played a sold-out gig at The
Customs House earlier this month.
now on sale for Adam Rowe’s return
on January 18th 2019.
“Adam already has a show on sale with us for next year and I couldn't be
happier. It's exactly what I wanted when I joined forces with The Customs House,
which was not only to have a regular comedy night, but to start promoting great
comics there and make it a must-play venue for anyone touring in the north east. With Adam's success of this year, that's what
we've done, and he's selling very fast for next year already.”
Carl Hutchinson: I Know I Shouldn’t Behave Like This are priced from £8,
Roughead and Cook Save The World tickets are priced from £12 and Adam Rowe’s
2019 show is priced from £8.
also still available for Jason Cook’s
Comedy Club on Saturday 3rd
March, at 7.45pm, priced £9.50.