Doctor, Doctor, I’ve Just Been To The Tyneside Cinema’s Laughter Surgery…
By Adam Clery on July 18, 2011 in Stage
Recently, through no fault of my own, I was exposed to the abject horror of watching box office smash The Hangover Part II. As such, I now find the very idea that there’s any comedy to be found within the walls of a movie theatre to be, well, laughable.
However, if I thought that was bad, it’s nothing compared to the healthcare metaphors I’m going to graft onto this article. Surgically.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Laughter Surgery. The Tyneside Cinema’s new weekly dose of hilarity. Brainchild of local promoter David Macbeth, and playing host to some of the greatest comic talents in the region, we made an appointment to diagnose what all the fuss was about and chatted to Viz co-founder Simon Donald.
Coming down with something? 20.45, Tyneside Bar, ticket’s are £10 (or £8 with one of the many flyers kicking around the building). This week’s proverbial witch doctors and sabre-rattling shaman are John Webster and Geordie comic supremo Gavin Webster, who’ll be rubbing a special Edinburgh Fringe preview lotion on all your open sores. Make an appointment?
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