Louise Young (headliner): Louise has a warmth on stage that engages the audience from the off. Her laid-back style gives way to a high rate of wonderfully crafted, razor-sharp jokes that have built up her reputation as a strong comic presence. She presents Grin Up North, a weekly comedy radio show on BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees.
Comedy Bloomers LGBTQ+ Runner Up 2019
Frog and Bucket World Series Finalist 2018
Leicester Square Semi Finalist 2017
Funny Women Finalist 2017
‘Louise Young is dynamite! Intelligent and street smart, she wins the entire room over with wonderfully written jokes, a spellbinding stage presence and the timing of a 20-year pro’ – Punch Drunk Comedy
John Whale: ‘Awesome originality! A unique voice, miles ahead of the hacks and the pretenders. His timing, his mischievous delivery, and his unique material are the envy of his peers. Don’t miss the chance to see him...again and again!' – BBC
'John Whale leads you into a world you barely knew existed: a dreamlike fun palace full of off-kilter genius' – BBC
Elaine Robertson: Elaine is relatively new on the north-east comedy scene but she has been gigging round the UK for the past 2 years.
‘relevant, funny, and entertainingly self-deprecating’ – TheTab.com
‘effortless and off the cuff’ – Cherwell
Ken McGuinness: Ken is new to the local comedy scene. Using the surreal to explain the real, he attempts to point out hypocrisy in humanity and explain the obvious
Mike Shephard (host): Mike is a writer and comedian who has written for 10 series of BBC Radio 4’s The News Quiz, as well as The Now Show, Dead Ringers, The Museum of Curiosity and Have I Got News For You. He has been seen in numerous BBC3 sketches, and heard on Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, talkRADIO and talkSPORT. He has performed stand-up in the UK, US, Romania and in the heart of the Panamanian jungle.
‘Fast-paced, very clever…Thoroughly enjoyable’– Buxton Fringe Review
‘Well-timed punchlines and endearing self-awareness’– ThreeWeeks