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Andy Parsons

Peak Bullsh*t


Thu 20 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £15.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:45pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





Top telly treat ahead!

Two years after storming ARC with a barnstorming sold-out gig, Mock the Week's Andy Parsons is coming back to Stockton with a brand-new show!

Worried about your job? Worried about your family? Worried about yourself? Worried about the health service? Education? Climate change? World War 3? Worried about worrying?

Sod it! Come and have a laugh about it. It's one of the things we do best. Or is it?

Was it something we did best but like everything else has now gone West? Or South? Or East?

Ah - go on. Take a risk. Put on your lucky pants and your party shoes - and get yourself on a night out. Or maybe come out dressed in a binbag, top hat and clogs. We could all use a laugh.

As seen on Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, QI etc - and repeated on Dave.

Cracking adlibbing... a joke-rich rallying call for a better Britain. - The Guardian

Potent live performer... can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words. - The Times

A consistently strong exposer of bullshit and a plain-speaking truth-teller throughout his entire career. - The Guardian

Brilliantly funny and insightful. - Metro


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Matt Reed, Plus Mark Nelson, Bobby Mair & Jo D'Arcy.


Fri 28 APR
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 / £12.00 (best seats)
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





Get set for a great night here. After appearing on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard's Good News, Canadian Comedy Award nominee Bobby Mair is causing a storm around some of the biggest comedy clubs in the UK.

Bobby will stamp pictures in your brain that may never go away. - The Scotsman

As well as winning Best Headliner at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2015, Mark Nelson has also supplied material for Jason Manford's A Funny Old Week and Russell Howard's Good News.

Jo D'Arcy is a formidable comedian who has been likened to Rik Mayall on more than one occasion.

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Hot Potato Comedy Club

Starring: MC Matt Reed, PLUS Glenn Wool & Bobby Mair.


Sat 29 APR
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Tickets: £7.00 early bird specials up to a week in advance, or £9.00 if you leave it late.
Box office: Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool. 01429 890 000
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





MASSIVE SATURDAY NIGHT TREAT ALERT!

Get set for something extra special here, with huge Hot Potato favourite Matt Reed hosting a stunning double-headline sensation of Glenn Wool and Bobby Mair.

There are few finer sights in comedy than Glenn Wool in full flow!

Veering between the sagely political and the gleefully silly, the globetrotting Canadian stand-up legend tears up the best comedy stages all over the world.

Wool refreshes the parts many stand-ups cannot reach. - The Scotsman

And, after storming telly gigs on 8 Out of 10 Cats and Russell Howard's Good News, Canadian Comedy Award nominee Bobby Mair is going down a storm at all the best gigs up and down the land.

Bobby will stamp pictures in your brain that may never go away. - The Scotsman

Best buy early for this one.

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Dave Twentyman plus Rich Wilson & Tez Ilyas.


Fri 26 MAY
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 / £12.00 (best seats)
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





Dave Twentyman who is known for his ability to win over even the toughest of crowds is enlisted as MC for May's instalment of comedy.

Rich Wilson has a pretty impressive fan club (not to mention any names, but it includes Frank Skinner and Sarah Millican).

Tez Ilyas was quickly snapped up for his own BBC Radio 4 series after a storming Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Sharp, timely satire, delivered with a cheekily winning smile. - The Independent

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Hot Potato Comedy Club

Starring: Dane Baptiste & Tez Illyas, PLUS special guest MC tbc


Sat 27 MAY
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Tickets: £7.00 early bird specials up to a week in advance, or £9.00 if you leave it late.
Box office: Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool. 01429 890 000
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





Get ready for a proper Saturday night sensation here, with two of the most hotly-tipped comics around sharing headline duties.

Dane Baptise is quite simply taking the comedy world by storm!

Nominated as Best Newcomer for his debut Edinburgh show, he quickly went on to star in Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and his own BBC sitcom Sunny D.

A thunderingly charismatic comic. - The Guardian

Observational comedy at its finest. - The Independent

And Tez Illyas wowed fans and critics alike, with his storming Edinburgh debut show Tez Talks transforming into a series on Radio 4.

***** The Mirror

***** The Daily Record

Watch out for a special guest tbc, and that's your Saturday night sorted.

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Catch 22 Comedy CLub Beat The Gong

Starring: MC Jason Cook PLUS up to 12 new acts & a special guest tbc


Fri 16 JUN
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £8.50
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





Always a popular date in the diary, come and spot a bit of tomorrow's comedy gold today, as up to 12 new acts try and beat the dreaded gong.

A storming night when literally anything can happen up on that stage - and it usually does!

Catch 22 legend Jason Cook keeps the laughs coming thick and fast, and watch out for a special guest tbc on a night when you, the audience, decides who wins!

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Hot Potato Comedy Club

Starring: MC Tom Haughton, PLUS Gary Delaney & Ste Porter


Sat 24 JUN
Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre

Tickets: £7.00 early bird specials up to a week in advance, or £9.00 if you leave it late.
Box office: Hartlepool Tourist Information Centre, Church Square, Hartlepool. 01429 890 000
Doors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





TOP TELLY TREAT!

A real summer sizzler here, with Mock the Week's Gary Delaney sharing headline duties with Ste Porter, and the brilliant Tom Haughton as special guest MC.

Mock the Week's Gary Delaney needs no introduction to TV comedy fans, with the razor-sharp one-liner kingpin always raising the roof with a constant barrage of killer gags.

I laughed and I laughed and I laughed! A master craftsman. - The Times

Expect a cavalcade of brilliantly inventive puns. - The Guardian

And you'll be able to see for yourself exactly how crowd-pleasing scouser Ste Porter has quickly established himself as one of the most popular comics up and down the land.

Special guest MC Tom Houghton has been smashing the circuit and wowing fans and critics alike as part of comedy super-group The Noise Next Door.

Now catch him as he goes it alone and see what he's got to say for himself. A winning mix of cheeky charm and musical madness is currently leaving comedy crowds in stitches up and down the land.

Hilarious. A superior kind of chaos. - The Daily Telegraph

Best buy early for this one.

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Danny McLoughlin, PLUS Nick Doody & Vince Atta


Fri 30 JUN
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 / £12.00 (best seats)
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





A barnstorming summer sizzler here, with Catch 22 favourite Danny McLoughlin hosting a great double-headline sensation of Nick Doody and Vince Atta.

Nick Doody's comedy career got off to a pretty good start. While still a student, he supported the legendary Bill Hicks on his final UK tour.

Sharp, topical and not afraid to say what he thinks, Nick's brand of satirical genius keeps winning fans all over the country.

Comic genius. - The Scotsman

And, loved by comics and audiences all over Europe and the UK, Vince Atta has to be seen to be believed.

An unstoppable force! Like an intravenous shot of adrenaline. - Chortle

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Matt Reed, plus Brennan Reece & Daliso Chaponda.


Fri 28 JUL
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 / £12.00 (best seats)
Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 18+





Matt Reed hosts a side-splitting summer scorcher with some of the hottest comics around.

He might be young but Brennan Reece means business, crowned English Comedian of the Year 2015, Reece is also a BBC New Comedy award finalist.

Reece has a keen eye for detail and an impressive ear for a cutting phrase - The Standard

Comedian and writer Daliso Chaponda began his comedy career in Canada, but has had no problem winning over crowds this side of the Atlantic.

*Line-ups can be subject to change. Not for the easily offended.


Russell Brand

Re:Birth


Wed 25 Jul 2018
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50 + BF (Max 6 tickets per transaction)

Box office: 01642 729 729 or 01642 81 51 81
Doors: 8:00pm / 16+





What is real? Who are we? Where did this baby come from?

In Re:Birth, Russell Brand wrestles with these questions while unravelling the matrix of modern media, politics, sex, fatherhood and death. Join one of comedy's fiercest talents as he tries to make sense of life having just made a new one.

Describing the show, Russell said: How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me or, worse, date someone like me?

Since rising to fame in 2003, Russell Brand has established himself as one of the world's most celebrated stand-up comedians.

Aside from stand-up, Russell is also a phenomenally successful broadcaster, actor, author, podcaster, columnist, political commentator as well as mental health and drug rehabilitation activist.

Arena-level stand-up that asks us to think as well as laugh. - The Guardian

One of the most impressive sights of the comedy year. - The Telegraph