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Preview: South Tyneside Comedy Festival at South Shields Customs House
TYNESIDE COMEDY FESTIVAL 2019
South Tyneside Comedy Festival is returning to The Customs House for a massive
fourth year – and the first show is already selling fast.
director Jason Cook will join Carl Hutchinson for a ‘free-wheeling evening of
comedy chaos, totally unplanned and totally unscripted’ on Saturday 13 July. The
pair are also promising a fair bit of Hebburn/Jarrow rivalry in Cook and Hutchinson Have Literally No Plans
previous unscripted shows with South Shields comedians Chris Ramsey and Sarah
Millican and last year’s South Tyneside Comedy Festival headliner, Johnny
Vegas, have gone down an absolute storm in the past. Cook
and Hutchinson’s show is the first to go on sale, with the full programme for
the South Tyneside Comedy Festival 2019, which runs throughout July and August,
still taking shape.
said: “I can't wait for people to see who
we've booked for the South Tyneside Comedy Festival 2019. Every year has gotten
better and better, with bigger and bigger names coming to see what a perfect
venue we have in The Customs House. It's
now become part of the comedy calendar and I'm getting inundated with requests
to join us, although I only pick the very best - we don't just let anyone do
Cook’s career in stand-up started in 2005 and he is now a highly sought-after
comedian and writer, whose television credits include Hebburn, Murder on the
Blackpool Express and most recently, Death
on the Tyne. He
is a Fellow of The Customs House Academy and brings Jason Cook’s Comedy Club to
The Customs House every month, the popularity of which led to the launch of the
South Tyneside Comedy Festival in 2016.
Hutchinson, from Jarrow, has been crowned the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and the
winner of the Beat the Frog World Series competition. He also reached the final
of the annual stand-up competition for new acts, So You Think You’re Funny? in 2007.His debut Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, Acceptable? made the Top 10 shows of the Amused Moose Laughter
Awards 2012 and in 2010, he starred in ITV’s FHM Comedy Hero and
was part of Just the Tonic’s Big Value Edinburgh Showcase in 2011.
Over the last two
years, Carl has appeared on Stand Up Central, supported sell out
tours with WWE Legend Mick Foley on his UK tour and Chris Ramsey on his
tours The Most Dangerous Man on Saturday Morning Television and most
recently, Chris Ramsey Live 2018: The Just Happy To Get Out of the
Tickets for Cook and Hutchinson Have Literally No Plans Whatsoever are priced
from £10 and available from the box office on (0191) 454 1234 or online at www.customshouse.co.uk. The recommended age is 16-plus.