What's On in Newcastle in May


Angela Barnes - Fortitude

Monday 21st May 2018


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Angela Barnes - Fortitude

Monday 21st May 2018

'She’s just a gloriously down-to-earth, straight talking and extremely funny comic' Guardian
Following another sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival the Mock The Week regular and host of BBC R4’s Newsjack Angela Barnes will be taking her ‘beautifully structured show’ Scotsman Fortitude on the road.
On November 9th 2016, two momentous things happened to Angela, which have deeply affected her. Donald Trump won the US election and she turned 40.
Now, Angela is in no rush to join the ranks of middle aged, she’s only just getting started. She didn’t become a comedian until 33, only learnt to swim when she was 37, didn’t fall in love until 38 and passed her driving test at 39. Why the hurry? She is un-pensioned, un-married, un-mortgaged and a fully paid-up member of the Peter Pan generation. People have stopped asking Barnes what she’s going to be when she grows up, and instead want to know when she is going to settle down; she hasn’t been bothered by the ticking of the biological clock, thus far – maybe it’s missing batteries. But what happens when the choices you make aren’t your choice anymore? Does her body have different ideas about the future?
'Storming hour of stand-up' ★★★★ Fest
Before becoming a comedian, Angela worked in health and social care. Since then Angela has become a regular on BBC’s The News Quiz, Newsjack and Mock The Week. She has also appeared on BBC Three’s Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistle Stop Tour (BBC Radio 2), and BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show.
'feels like a sure-fire bet the instant she utters her opening lines' Scotsman





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Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Tuesday 22nd May 2018


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Barbara Nice: Raffle!

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!
Barbara Nice was all-conquering in her four-part BBC Radio 2 sitcom broadcast in March 2017.
Experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live - from ‘Phoenix Nights’ actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table.
With her enviable track record of garnering five star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.
'the response from the crowd sheer, unquestioning joy' **** Bath Theatre
***** Chortle
***** Edinburgh Evening News





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Red Raw

Wednesday 23rd May 2018


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Red Raw

Wednesday 23rd May 2018

This weekly showcase for beginners lets the newest comedians in the Northeast try out their material in front of a live audience for the first time. It features up to ten new acts and gives you the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Many established comedians also drop by from time to time to test out their latest gags.
With headliner Rahul Kohli and host Joby Mageean
Please note:
We can no longer take reservations for this show without a pre-payment.
You can still book and pay online OR you can purchase tickets on the door from 7pm.
We hold back 150 tickets for sale at the venue door on the door on the night – please note that due to massive demand, tickets sold on the door are limited to one per customer.
It’s advisable to be there for doors opening as this show regularly sells out!
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 24th May 2018


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The Thursday Show

Thursday 24th May 2018

Start the weekend early with this two hour live comedy show. It features the best comperes, established headliners and several up and coming acts from the local and national circuits. There’s also a slot for a newcomer on every bill. The line-up is also usually the same as our premium Saturday night show but at almost half the price.
With Gary Little , Micky Bartlett , Rahul Kohli , Cressida Wetton and host Matt Reed .
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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The Friday Show

Friday 25th May 2018


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The Friday Show

Friday 25th May 2018

There’s no better way to end the working week than with The Friday Show. Our ace comperes, seasoned headliners and roster of up and coming home grown comedians combine in this two hour live show. There’s five acts on every bill including the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Gary Little , Micky Bartlett , Rahul Kohli , Cressida Wetton and host Matt Reed .
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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The Saturday Show

Saturday 26th May 2018


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 26th May 2018

It’s the biggest show of the week. Relax as our resident comperes lead the way with The Saturday Show. Featuring five different acts on each bill there’s something for everyone to laugh at including the very best comics from the UK and beyond. Hot food available in the club or arrive a bit earlier to try our fab pre-theatre menu in the upstairs bistro.
With Gary Little , Micky Bartlett , Rahul Kohli , Cressida Wetton and host Matt Reed .
Please note we require a payment in advance for Saturday evenings, there is a 50p surcharge per ticket for all card payments.
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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Lee Kyle's White Elephant Stall

Sunday 27th May 2018


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Lee Kyle's White Elephant Stall

Sunday 27th May 2018

Lee Kyle , the regular host of our kids show, brings a family show where anything can happen.
I mean, within reason, he's not going to split an atom or anything.
The show will be different each month, sometimes it'll be a game show, sometimes a quiz, sometimes improv, sometimes a chat show. Sometimes there will be guests, sometimes there won't. Maybe it'll be a musical one month! Sometimes, Lee won't even be there and there'll be someone else doing the show instead - but they'll be awesome too!
No matter what, it's going to be brilliant man. Come along, don't be a square.
Best suited for 8-12's. Sorry, no under 5's and all young comedy fans must be accompanied by an adult.
Fancy a Sunday Roast? Why nor book a table in our Bistro upstairs for after the show? We also do Kids Sunday Lunches for only £5!

Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.
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Rahul Kohli - Newcastle Brown Tales Pt II (Work in Progress)

Sunday 27th May 2018


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Rahul Kohli - Newcastle Brown Tales Pt II (Work in Progress)

Sunday 27th May 2018

Last year, it was stories about being pissed on by a dragon, near killed by a fire breathing dragon, and accidentally joining a Romani Gypsy Drug Smuggling Ring.
This year it's a brand new hour of true stories including: Spekky Rizwan Goes To Jail, how Rahul communicated with the dead via , and how he unwittingly befriended a convicted paedophile (SPOILER ALERT: Its' not Rizwan).
As seen on BBC Big Asian Comedy Night, As heard on BBC Radio 4 & 3.
Duration 1 hr


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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 27th May 2018


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Bank Holiday Special

Sunday 27th May 2018

Celebrate the Bank Holiday in style with a night of top comedy!
With John Scott , Micky Bartlett , Rahul Kohli , Louise Young and Matt Reed .
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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Limmy’s Vines

Monday 28th May 2018


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20:30



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Limmy’s Vines

Monday 28th May 2018

SORRY, SOLD OUT! If there are any uncollected tickets they will go back on sale on the door 15 mins before the show starts. Please note it may be standing room only by this point.
Limmy is perhaps best known for BBC Scotland’s Limmy’s Show, but when that came to an end, Limmy turned to Vine.
With a lot of time on his hands, he spent most of 2013 on his phone, recording 6 second video after 6 second video. When Vine came to an end, Limmy had created over an hour’s worth of nightmarish nonsense, improvised characters, and the one with the spider crawling out his mouth.
Join Limmy as he introduces a screening of the Vines, followed by an audience Q&A where you can ask him how, what and why.
Presented by Permo Productions & RiotBox Productions


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Red Raw

Wednesday 30th May 2018


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Red Raw

Wednesday 30th May 2018

This weekly showcase for beginners lets the newest comedians in the Northeast try out their material in front of a live audience for the first time. It features up to ten new acts and gives you the chance to see the stars of tomorrow today. Many established comedians also drop by from time to time to test out their latest gags.
With host Nicola Mantalios Lovett and headliner Ro Campbell.
Please note:
We can no longer take reservations for this show without a pre-payment.
You can still book and pay online OR you can purchase tickets on the door from 7pm.
We hold back 150 tickets for sale at the venue door on the door on the night – please note that due to massive demand, tickets sold on the door are limited to one per customer.
It’s advisable to be there for doors opening as this show regularly sells out!
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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The Thursday Show

Thursday 31st May 2018


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20:30



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 31st May 2018

Start the weekend early with this two hour live comedy show. It features the best comperes, established headliners and several up and coming acts from the local and national circuits. There’s also a slot for a newcomer on every bill. The line-up is also usually the same as our premium Saturday night show but at almost half the price.
With Ben Norris , Ro Campbell , Phil Jerrod , Julie Grady-Thomas and host Alfie Joey .
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining at The Stand Bistro open Mon/Tues from 5pm (show nights only), Wed-Sat from 11am and noon on Sundays.

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