The evening Chronicle looks ahead to this week’s Gateshead Gin Festival, as well as the forthcoming Cutting hedge Comedy night.
Tickets are selling fast, don’t leave it too late!
David Hadingham MC
David has been a professional comic since May 1996. Intense and anecdotal, David keeps audiences hooked right up to the last punchline as he presents his unique and often warped view of everyday life. This gravel-voiced comic combines supremely controlled delivery with inimitable facial contortions as he cracks some of the best handmade gags in the business.
“ranting and raving comic genius” – The Guardian
NOMINEE: Lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Awards 2017 – Best Newcomer
Chris has always kept his dreams in check; in 2005 he saw a shooting star and wished for Brookside to be recommissioned. However, small dreams should never be confused with a lack of ambition, because things are shaping up quite nicely for the lad who cried genuine tears of joy when his girlfriend won a Dyson.
Rising star Chris Washington continues to wow audiences with his northern charm by “conjuring big laughs from those small, ordinary things in life”, and has recently supported Jason Manford and Tom Stade on tour.
Despite only starting stand up in September 2015, Simon Lomas is already regarded as one of the most refreshing and exciting new acts on the circuit. Definitely one to watch.
Hilarity Bites New Act of the Year 2017 – Winner
Great Yorkshire Fringe New Comedian of the Year 2016 – Winner
Nando’s New Comedian of the Year 2016 – Winner
“Imaginative, delightful wordplay” – Chortle
Dave Longley is a difficult comedian to define; on the one hand, abrasive, crude and insulting and on the other, articulate, intelligent and disarmingly funny.
Longley’s towering stage presence and intensity, combined with his cutting wit have made him one of the most popular circuit comics in the UK, whether it’s doling out thought-provoking insights or revelling in toilet humour, Longley is a gifted wordsmith with great audience interaction skills.
Tickets can also be purchased in person from the following external outlets.
Gateshead Rugby Club
Eastwood Gardens, NE9 5UB (Tel:- 0191 420 0207)
Opening times Mon – Friday 8pm – 11pm, Saturday 12pm – 11pm & Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm
The Dotty House
1-2 Dryden Road, Low Fell, Gateshead NE9 5HP (Tel:- 0191 4873429)