Seymour Mace (headliner): Probably best known for playing Steve on the BBC3 comedy Ideal, Seymour Mace is a former clown who became a finalist in the So You Think You’re Funny? competition at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2001, soon after becoming a stand-up. He was nominated for the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2015 and also starred in the BBC2 sitcom Hebburn. One of the most original and innovative stand-ups around, he is the host of the monthly show Seymour Mace Makes it up as He Goes Along at the Stand Comedy Club, Newcastle.
‘As if the conjoined souls of Vic and Bob have been poured into the body of a tattooed Eric Morecambe’ ★★★★ – The Scotsman
‘Breathtaking... a surreal performance, he had the audience in the palm of his hand from start to finish’ – The Evening Chronicle
‘Leaves his crowd uplifted, entertained and laden with charity shop-bought gifts...Warm, original and weird’ – Edinburgh Festival Guide
★★★★★– The Times
@seymourmace – facebook.com/seymour.mace
Joby Mageean: ‘Hilarious gags and brilliantly written songs’ ★★★★ ThreeWeeks
'Inspired daftness, proper gags and charisma to spare' – Chortle
Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year WINNER 2016
English Comedian of the Year Finalist 2016
Chortle Comedians to Watch 2017
@thejobyshow - facebook.com/joby.mageean
Omar Abid: After only two years and several comedy competition awards (winner of Beat the Frog, Beat the Gong & second place in Mr Shindig’s New Act of the Year 2017), Omar Abid has quickly established himself as one of the most promising new acts on the comedy circuit. Now performing regularly on the prestigious weekend shows at The Stand in Newcastle, Omar has also been part of weekend shows at The Comedy Store, Manford’s Comedy Clubs, Catch 22 & Big Mouth Comedy around the country.
‘Clever and often a little controversial", with "great writing, brilliantly delivered ... Omar is a rising star!’ – The Stand
Sam Mayes: Cheeky and affable, working-class lass with a flair for getting herself in stupid situations. An emerging talent from the North East, and a regular at The Stand Newcastle, steadily gaining momentum on the comedy circuit, she has got real potential.
@Spammayo - facebook.com/sam.m.cutie
Si Beckwith (host): Combining an amiable nature with a piercing wit, Geordie comic Si Beckwith cuts an assured and engaging presence on stage. With endearing, relatable material, mixed with sillier ideas and a cheeky and charming way with words, the funny man has become a much sought after compère too. The ability to go from warm and witty, to acerbic and sharp makes Beckwith one who will hold a crowd’s attention and deliver big laughs.
‘Razor sharp wit’ – The Crack
‘Hints of surrealism thrown in with pop culture led commentary’ – The Yorker
‘Absurdly charming and funny’ – NARC Magazine
‘Amiable surrealism, silliness and nose for pop culture’ – York Press
As heard on BBC Newcastle
Sketch writer and performer for BBC Radio Newcastle’s Grin Up North
Harrogate Comedian of the Year Finalist 2016
@si_beckwith - facebook.com/sibeckwithcomedian