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Stage Editorial

southtynesidecomey18.jpg South Tyneside’s gone a bit funny

The South Tyneside Comedy Festival is packed with big names galore as they gear up for their third annual festival.

And, as ever, it’s being pulled together by one of the region’s favourite comedy sons, Jason Cook, who commented: “Once again it’s time for the festival and it’s getting bigger and bigger and, weirdly, easier to book. The word has gone round the comedy world about what a great audience we get at The Customs House, so people are queuing to play it. This year we have the absolute cream of comedy, and these aren’t people you’ve never heard of, they’re all on TV or radio and deservedly so. I put my personal guarantee on them that each and every show is something I would pay to see myself.” And this year Jason would fork out for acts such as Angela Barnes (pictured – well know for BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz); regular Mock the Week panellist Gary Delaney; The Chase’s Paul Sinha; English Comedian of the Year Brennan Reece; multi-award winning Jo Caufield; Jarrow lad Carl Hutchinson; Justin Moorhouse (Live at the Apollo); and many more besides. Keep checking the website below for the full line-up.

The South Tyneside Comedy Festival, Friday 27 July-Sunday 5 August, The Customs House, South Shields, tickets start from £5. southtynesidecomedyfestival.co.uk