The Gigglebeats Comedy Preview
By Mark Grainger on March 27, 2012 in Stage
Before we get started I’d just like to address the elephant in the room; I am most certainly not Giggle Beats editor, Andrew Dipper. I am however the Giggle Beats news monkey, and so have been trusted with this column for now with the instructions that I’d better “make sure it’s good”. So, with my original plan out the window, let’s get started. Sitting comfortably? No? Tough.
As is apparently traditional for this little column, we start at The Stand. If you’re quick you can still get tickets for tomorrow’s show, which sees Australian Steve Hughes bringing his Big Issues show to the region as part of his debut tour. A heavy metal drummer in a previous life (don’t let that put you off, I’m sure he won’t be bringing his double bass peddle with him), a good few of you will probably have seen Hughes appearing on your TV screens recently on Stand Up For The Week and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow (but don’t let that put you off either).
Skipping ahead to the very back end of the week (but staying seated at the Stand) Sunday April 2nd sees a host of top local talent turn out to support The Sick Children’s Trust. Topping the bill is busy local boy Chris Ramsey, who is being joined by Justin Moorhouse, Kate Fox, Tony Jameson and Steffen Peddie. In order to further benefit the charity, The Stand aren’t taking online payment for tickets. You can however reserve your place online and pay on the night.
Straying further afield, and ever further along the calendar, Giggle Beats favourite The Boy With Tape On His Face brings his unique form of mime comedy to Stockton Arc on Wednesday April 4th. With recent high profile appearances such as The Royal Variety show we’re hoping for big things in The Boy’s future, so see him while you can.
Rounding off the fortnight nicely, the U.K’s premier shouty, ranty Welshman, Rhod Gilbert, brings his The Man With The Flaming Battenberg Tattoo show to both the Sunderland Empire (Saturday April 7th) and the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre (April 8th).
There now, that should be more than enough to keep you all occupied until next time. If you’ve any other comedic needs that need rampantly fulfilled, then, always join us over at Gigglebeats.
- The Giggle Beats Comedy Preview