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SHAPPI KHORSANDI:

Mistress and Misfit


Sat 17 Feb
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £15.00/£13.00

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





Shappi presents England's unsung heroine, Emma Hamilton. For too many years she has been known as just 'Nelson's mistress', and a bit of a harlot. (You get ONE job in a brothel and bang goes your reputation.) Women's lib wasn't a 'thing'; in Georgian times, Emma moved mountains to haul herself from 'scullery maid' to 'Lady Hamilton'.

Yes, she occasionally danced on tables naked to get ahead in life, but who hasn't? As a fellow naked dancer on tables, Shappi is inspired by Emma, although she never wants hair big enough to house mice in.

She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency - The Guardian

Star of Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi is on the road with her new sell out show.

She has whip-crack jokes and is effortlessly funny as she handles every subject with a razor-sharp wit, softened only by her deliciously mischievous delivery and endless charm.

Shappi is also the acclaimed author of A Beginners Guide to Acting English, and fantastic debut novel Nina is not OK. She is also the president of the British Humanist society.

We're impressed!

Seriously funny and surprisingly filthy - The New Statesman

Makes live comedy thrilling - London Evening Standard


BEAT THE GONG

Starring: MC Matt Reed


Fri 16 MAR
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

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





Just beat it!

Let the comedy chaos commence as twelve hot, hilarious, new acts try to beat the dreaded gong & win over the ARC audience!

The gong show really is a jaw-dropping spectacle, it's crammed with brilliantly off-the-cuff, unpredictable stand-up & savagery.

All is just-about-held-together by Gong Master & Catch 22 maestro Matt Reed.

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


Mark Steel:

Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright


Fri 23 Mar
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £15.00 + bf

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





Not so long ago, it seemed highly unlikely the UK would vote to leave the EU; we had a reasonable opposition to the Tory Government; Donald Trump was a buffoon who surely wasn't going to beat Hilary Clinton and Mark was living the married suburban ideal. Then... it all went to absolute s***! But don't worry - Mark assures us that Every Little Thing's Gonna Be Alright.

Mark's sell-out show Who Do I Think I Am, revealed his natural father was a world backgammon champion. Now, the star of Radio 4's Mark Steel's in Town and newspaper columnist of the year, is back on the road with a new show, guaranteed to make the world seem even more mental than it is.

Mark has written and presented many series of Mark Steel's In Town on BBC Radio 4 (new series out soon) and toured it live around the UK. He has presented the BAFTA nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on BBC One's Have I Got News for You and Radio 4's Newsquiz. Mark has also appeared on BBC2's QI and Room 101. He has written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons to Be Cheerful and What's Going On and writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.

Mark recently started filming his columns for The Independent and not surprisingly they're proving very popular indeed, you can find them HERE

★★★★ - The Guardian

★★★★ Essential viewing - The Independent

★★★★ Profound yet funny - Sunday Times

★★★★ Frank, dryly funny - The Scotsman

You'll find Mark online here: marksteelinfo.co.uk

And on Twitter, its: @mrmarksteel


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Jason Cook with Milo McCabe & Steve Shanyaski


Fri 30 MAR
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

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





Jason Cook is back to host the March edition of Teesside's most popular comedy club, with another killer line-up in tow.

Not only is Jason one of the best MCs this side of anywhere, he's also a very successful TV writer. His latest star-studded comedy 'whodunnit' Murder on the Blackpool Express with Johnny Vegas and Car Pool's Sian Gibson became the highest-rated show ever to air on Gold. Well, we'd expect nothing less!

The charismatic Steve Shankyaski made it through to the semi-finals of the BBC New Comedian of the Year just six months after starting his comedy career. Since then, his surreal but highly relatable observations have earned him titles like the Holsten Pils Comedian of the Year and the Birmingham Comedy Festival's Best. He's a long established comedy club headliner, regularly closing at top comedy clubs including Jongleurs, The Glee Club, The Frog and Bucket and Catch 22 - obviously!

'...his off kilter set pieces have audiences fully immersed in 'Stevie World' as he leads them, Pied-Piper-like, down the charming avenues of his inner mind.' Chortle

TV presenter, actor and stand-up character comedian Milo McCabe has been nominated for the Amused Moose Best Edinburgh show award, not once, but twice. He's also been listed as GQ's Top Ten shows of the festival in previous years. In 2016 - his Edinburgh Fringe show, as character Troy Hawke, garnered a number of 4 star reviews. You might have seen him on ITV's Benidorm or BBC3's Live at the Electric to name a few.

'Mad comic genius' The Scotsman

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


Joe Lycett

I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett


Thu 12 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £20.00

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


SOLD OUT!


Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic trolling he's been up to recently.

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and the Royal Variety Performance.

A man who makes funny seem easy. - The Guardian

If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star, put your shirt on Joe Lycett. - Evening Standard

Effortlessly funny. - Time Out

Did you sing a number? - Prince Charles, after the Royal Variety Performance


ROB KEMP:

The Elvis Dead


Thu 19 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £10.00 (first 40 tickets)/£12.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 8:00pm / 18+





Rev up the Delta and come on a trip to a cabin in the Tennessee backwoods via Graceland, to witness the cult classic horror movie Evil Dead 2 reinterpreted through the songs of Elvis Presley.

Every now and then an idea strikes that seems extremely absurd and yet at the same time bizarrely fitting. This loving tribute concert to the sequel to the ultimate in gruelling terror and the King of Rock'n'Roll is such an idea. Brilliantly executed.

Twisted Genius - ★★★★ - Sunday Times

very funny ★★★★★ - Beyond The Joke

Genius ★★★★ - Fest

Instant Fringe cult classic ★★★★ - The List

BEST SHOW (winner) - Leicester Comedy Festival 2017

BEST MUSICAL SHOW (winner) - Leicester Comedy Festival 2017

BEST NEWCOMER (nominee) - Edinburgh Comedy Award 2017

AWARD FOR COMIC ORIGINALITY (winner) - Malcolm Hardee Awards Edinburgh 2017

BEST SHOW (winner) - Comedians Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017

OUTSTANDING SHOW (winner) - Amused Moose Edinburgh 2017

BEST PERFORMER (winner) - Comedians Choice Awards Edinburgh 2017

ACT MOST LIKELY TO MAKE A MILLION QUID (winner) - Malcolm Hardee Awards Edinburgh 2017


Matt Reed's Junk Box

 


Sat 21 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £11.00

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





After our two previous shows sold out literally months in advance Junk Box moves to the Point!

This is how it goes... One comedian, one box of miscellaneous items brought by the audience, zero prep time, 100% improvisation and a whole loada gags.

Junk Box is exactly what it says on the tin. We're going to have a box full of junk, Matt has to pull one item out at a time and make it funny. Whether it be an old DVD, a rude-looking vegetable, a newspaper cutting or a family heirloom - he'll find a way.

Bring something suitable (or unsuitable) along, sit back and enjoy an epically unpredictable improvised feast like nothing else you have ever seen!

Top tip: We can play any multi-media so movie clips or songs are fine.


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Danny McLoughlin with Ivo Graham & Jeff Innocent


Fri 27 APR
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

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





Catch 22 regular and leading MC Danny Mcloughlin heads up hosting duties for this April's foolery. And is in very good company with Ivo Graham and Jeff Innocent taking to the stage.

Self-effacing Ivo Graham began stand-up at the ripe young age of eighteen and within 8 months - he became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious So You Think You're Funny award at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

His crafty, self-aware wit proved a hit with audiences and critics alike. All three of his solo shows were met with sell-out runs at both Edinburgh and London. It's also bagged him appearances on multiple TV shows including Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

He shows off some delightful turns of phrase and ingenious flights of fancy as his tales of semi-failure escalate. - The List

There are numerous ways to describe actor, stand-up, writer and Best Club Comedian of the Year 2016 Jeff innocent. These include philosophical geezer, cockney philosopher, body of a nightclub bouncer and the brains of a university boffin - you get the picture, right? Jeff has to be seen (and heard) to be believed. At first glance, you might think he's a character plucked straight out of a Guy Ritchie film - but his stand-up and cultural comment delve much deeper than his hard-man, cockney exterior.

He commands the room, hits strong gags with confidence and style and has the audience bending to his every whim. - Chortle

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


PAUL SINHA:

Shout Out to My Ex


Sat 28 Apr
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £15.00/£12.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 8:00pm / 18+





In his 2015 Edinburgh Fringe show, the stand-up comedian and doyen of daytime, Paul Sinha, weaved an intricate tale of happiness based on a combination of doing the two jobs he loved, enjoying parental approval, and, actually being in a proper, grown-up, long-term relationship. The day after he returned home from Edinburgh, the illusion of happiness was shattered. Was this the end? The beginning of the end? Or the end of a beginning?

Life will bring him crashing down to earth soon enough. And that really ought to sustain his densely funny and accomplished comedy. - Scotsman 2015

One of those comedians who makes you realise the power of stand-up comedy and the respect it deserves as an art form. - Yorkshire Post

This is what a good stand-up should be. Hilariously funny, passionate and articulate. - Chortle

Paul has written and performed his own series on Radio 4, is a frequent guest on 5 Live's Fighting Talk and is the Chaser, known as The Sinnerman, on ITV's The Chase.

Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee, Rose D'Or Radio Comedy Award winner, Chortle Best Club Comic winner.


Milton Jones

Milton Jones is Out There


Sun 29 Apr
Yarm Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Tickets: £26.00 + BF

Doors: 8:00pm / 18+





Great news here, with a brand-new show from Mock the Week's one-liner kingpin, star of Live at the Apollo and TEN series on Radio 4 - Milton Jones is coming to Yarm!

Milton Jones is Out There.

No, really out there, and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys.

Milton will be talking about his life so far - the ups, the downs, and why buying a see-saw was the best decision he ever made.

But perhaps he should give all this up and seek the highest office in the land - but how do you get a desk and a swivel chair up a mountain?

Oh and now he wants to be Prime Minister too. Can we do worse than the politicians we already have? Yes we can!

Absurdist one-liner masterpieces - The Times

The best one-liner merchant in British comedy - Chortle

Pun-derful Jones leaves the audience gagging for more - Metro

Jones one-liners reach a new height - Time Out

Beautiful one-liners so skilfully sculpted, you don't know whether to laugh or put them on your mantelpiece - The Guardian


PHILL JUPITUS:

Juplicity


thu 03 May
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £15.00

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





Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and TV stalwart Phill Jupitus for an evening of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life and the uncertain world that surrounds it.

Adult themes and situations, but delivered childishly.

Phill became a familiar face when he started as team captain on BBC2's pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks in 1996, which went on to run for 19 years. Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and live stand-up shows all over the UK, he also appears as a regular guest on QI and Alan Davies As Yet Untitled, and in 2012 returned to television stand-up for the first time since 2000 with an appearance on Live at the Apollo.

On Radio 4 Phill is a regular panellist of the award winning I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and The Unbelievable Truth and was resident curator on The Museum of Curiosity. In addition, he has presented numerous radio documentaries including, Phill Jupitus' Comic Strips, Calvin and Hobbes and The Man Who Bought Hendrix's Stage.

And what you might not know is that Phill is also an accomplished actor, treading the boards in West End and touring productions including A Midsummer's Night Dream, The Producers, and Hairspray. Busy boy!

a true comic talent - Manchester Evening News

A talented focused wordsmith - Fest


Jason Cook & Glen Roughead:

Jason Cook & Glen Roughead Saying Bad Things


Sat 12 May
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

Tickets: £12.00

Box office: 01642 525 199
Doors: 8:00pm / 18+





After storming his last sell-out show at ARC - we've got Jason straight back in again, for a brand-new date, by public demand!

Jason Cook is one of the best-loved MC's at ARC's hugely popular Catch 22 Comedy Club, he's the star and writer of BBC's award-winning comedy show Hebburn and guess what - he's got quite the set of pipes on him too!

Jason's last show at ARC sold out months in advance. Again - we can expect a chaotic mix of quick-fire stand up, audience participation and (trust us) hilarious anecdotal songs.

We could call it a variety show but, well, it's unlike any variety show you've seen before. Jason is joined by his 'Geordie Rat Pack' collaborator Glen Roughead, who accompanies Jason on guitar, vocals and general banter.

This brand-new show is a must for stand-up fans and, if the last gig is anything to go by, this show will no doubt sell fast!

Wonderfully life-affirming... Total and utter joy. - Time Out


Jon Richardson:

The Old Man


Fri 18 May
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.50 + BF

Box office: 01642 729 729
Doors: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm / 16+





He's absolutely stormed it here before, and we can't wait to welcome Jon Richardson back to Middlesbrough Town Hall with his brand-new show!

The British Comedy Award nominee and star of Live At The Apollo and 8 Out Of 10 Cats is embarking on a nationwide tour to complain about the state of the world and offer no solutions.

Since his last show he has become a husband and father, seen the UK vote to leave the EU and watched the rise of Donald Trump, all of which leaves him asking one question, why does it seem that no one else alive can correctly load a dishwasher?

Come and see what Jon Richardson can do with words when he has more than thirty seconds to work with. Or should that be with which to work?

A string of top TV credits including 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Have I Got News For You, Live At The Apollo, Channel 4's Comedy Gala and Taskmaster have all helped establish Jon as one of the funniest and best loved comics in the country.

Jon Richardson is developing into a quietly sophisticated comedian who is at turns hilarious and disturbing, and under no circumstances should you miss. - The Mirror

One of our most individual and interesting stand-ups. - The Times

Sublimely brilliant, stunning... - Time Out

For 10 years he has been among the funniest men in Britain. - The Mirror


Catch 22 Comedy CLub

Starring: MC Dan Nightingale with Andy Askins & Darren Harriott


Fri 25 May
ARC, Stockton-On-Tees

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





One of the most recognisable faces on the North West Comedy circuit Dan Nightingale heads over to the North East to host May's edition of Catch 22. Dan, who has performed as a regular TV warm up for the likes of Jonathan Ross and John Bishop, combines raucous banter with hints of the surreal and sometimes ridiculous.

His comedy is genuine, creative, honest, unpredictable, original and above all… funny as hell. - Just The Tonic

Andy Askins heads to the stage armed with a guitar and a cheeky grin. An overwhelmingly misleading demeanour heightens the impact of his killer lines. Expect a routine littered with an eclectic mix of offbeat original comic songs and parodies, popular songs re-written and given a perverse twist all with a wickedly dry sense of humour. Andy's darker material is softened by his innocent and impish demeanour. Andy has worked with a number of household comedy names: Michael McIntyre, Lee Evans, Jason Manford, Micky Flanagan, Rhod Gilbert, Bill Bailey, Jack Dee…the list goes on!

 

One of my all-time favourites. - Jason Manford

Former bouncer Darren Harriott is known for having a lot of opinions, on a lot of things. But it's also common knowledge that he wouldn't dream of touching on a topic unless he had a crisp line on it. Slick and extroverted - Darren masks much of his lesser mainstream, dark material with a highly likeable, charming demeanour. His comedy deals with everything from his drug dealing Rastafarian father to subverting stereotypes, to the juiciest of topics, religion - all with a cutting edge and a sharp punch-line.

Properly funny. - The Times

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


Russell Brand Re:Birth

[Rescheduled Date]


Thu 31 May
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+





Russell Brand Rescheduled

Middlesbrough date now 2 months earlier!

Due to unavoidable commitments of both a professional and personal nature, Russell Brand has been forced to move a handful of dates planned for the summer of 2018.

This means that his show at Middlesbrough Town Hall, originally scheduled for Wednesday 25 July next year, has now been brought forward to Thursday 31 May.

Russell has offered his sincere apologies, and the good news is that he has pledged 'to make the show 20% funnier at no extra cost!'

All tickets remain valid for the rescheduled show, and existing ticketholders who wish to attend the new date need take no further action.

All existing ticket holders are being contacted directly, and refunds will be available to those unable to attend the rescheduled show, with a cut-off date for refunds of Friday 29 September.

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


Rich Hall:

Rich Hall's Hoedown


Fri 08 Jun
Yarm: Princess Alexandra Auditorium

Tickets: £17.00

Box office: 01642 792 587
Doors: 8:00pm / 18+






Great news - stand-up legend Rich Hall is coming to Yarm!

The grouchy deadpan genius has been described as a transatlantic messenger lampooning each country he visits, and he was the inspiration behind Matt Groening's character Moe Szylak from The Simpsons.

Let's face it, there has never been a better time to be an American comedian in the UK, and Hall's precision dismantling of the tenuous relationship between the two countries is as freewheeling and deadly accurate as ever.

His BBC Four documentaries, most recently Rich Hall's Countrier Than You and Rich Hall's Presidential Grudge Match, and BBC Radio 4 series Rich Hall's (US Election) Breakdown have built him a new legion of followers, as have appearances on Have I Got News For You and QI. But if you've only ever seen Hall on TV, you've short-changed yourself.

The Hoedown begins as a withering dissection of Trump's America, but ends up being a celebration of Americana. There's stand-up, improvised ballads, cracking good musicianship, and ultimately a hilarious, foot-stomping, shit-kicking good time to be had by all. Even if you don't own a hoe.

As close as it gets to a guaranteed good show. - Scotland on Sunday

Blissfully Funny. - The Guardian

Captivating and brilliant. - Sunday Mirror

Creeps up on you and ambushes your funny bone like no one else. - The Scotsman


Daliso Chaponda:

What The African Said


Sat 09 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt

Tickets: £15.00 + bf

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






Fantastic gig here...

He absolutely stormed it on Britain's Got Talent and had Amanda Holden reaching for the golden buzzer!

And now Daliso Chaponda is bringing his brand-new stand-up show right here to Middlesbrough as part of his keenly anticipated debut tour.

The Malawian born stand-up was a huge hit on this year's Britain's Got Talent, capturing the nation's hearts and garnering over 8 million Facebook views and 9 million on Youtube.

And, with bags of TV in the offing, he's also just been confirmed for his own Radio 4 series Daliso Chaponda: Citizen of Nowhere.

Laugh after laugh after laugh. - Amanda Holden

My face is hurting from laughing. - Alisha Dixon

You should be a comedy superstar. - David Walliams

I could see you hosting your own show. - Simon Cowell


Chris Ramsey:

(The Just Happy to Get Out of the House tour)


Tues 12 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00 + bf

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






Great news - Chris Ramsey is back in Boro with a brand-new show!

Critically acclaimed and award-winning stand-up, host of his own TV entertainment and stand-up show on Comedy Central, Celebrity Juice regular and the only person to ever put Katie Hopkins in her place; Chris Ramsey brings his BRAND NEW 2018 live tour to Middlesbrough Town Hall.

He's sold out and stormed it here before - best buy early for this one!

A brilliantly engaging natural storyteller. - Evening Standard

Engaging and incisive. - The Independent on Sunday

Spinning blokey pub banter and unpretentious patter into stand-up gold. - The Guardian


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Wed 13 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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




[max 8 tickets per sale]

She smashed our box office records last time around - and she's only gone and done it again!

Sarah Millican's Town Hall gig on 15 June next year has already sold out, and her other date on 14 June is selling so fast that we've now added an EXTRA DATE on Weds 13 June to keep up with the demand.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Thu 14 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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




[max 8 tickets per sale]

Great news here!

She smashed our box office records last time around - so strap yourselves in for a brand-new show, and a hugely welcome return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for two nights with Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Sarah Millican:

Control Enthusiast


Fri 15 Jun
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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


SOLD OUT!


Great news here!

She smashed our box office records last time around - so strap yourselves in for a brand-new show, and a hugely welcome return to Middlesbrough Town Hall for two nights with Sarah Millican.

Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see?

Do you arrange the night out? Are you in charge of the passports on holiday? Then so are you!

Whether you're sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you're told to, welcome.

You'll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit.

Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.

Sarah Millican is never less than belly-laugh hilarious. - The Mirror

An iron fist in a marigold glove. - The Guardian

To watch Sarah Millican is to watch a box of comedy fireworks going off. - The Independent

www.sarahmillican.co.uk

twitter: @sarahmillican75


Jason Manford:

Muddle Class


Fri 06 Jul
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £27.50

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


Buy Online: Middlesbrough Town Hall / Ticketmaster


He's back!

And, although it's been a busy few years for Jason since his last smash-hit stand up show, fans of his popular Absolute Radio show will know that he hasn't changed a bit.

'Muddle Class' promises to feature a wealth of new material about Jason growing up 'working class' then finding, over the years, that part of him has become 'middle class' - causing much confusion along the way.

Jason said: Somebody said to me on my Facebook page, 'it's been ages since you toured.' I thought 'no way, it was last year wasn't it?

Anyway, long story short, they were right, it was years ago. I just got fooled cos I've been on tour doing musicals and the last tour is repeated on Dave ja Vu 13 times a day!

So I've been putting some stuff together, looking at my life and how it's changed over the years, how the world has changed, and how my parents haven't changed a bit! It's going to be a great tour, and I can't wait to see everyone there.

A string of top TV credits including 8 Out of 10 Cats, Sunday Night at the Palladium, Live at the Apollo, Have I Got News For You, QI and the Royal Variety Performance have all helped establish Jason as one of the country's best loved comics.

Effortlessly entertaining. - Evening Standard

He's blessed with the sort of laid-back charm and sharp turn of phrase you can't manufacture. - Daily Telegraph


Joe Lycett

I'm About To Lose Control And I Think Joe Lycett


Sat 29 Sept
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £20.00

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





Pop in and see Joe Lycett on his brand new stand-up tour, where he'll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic trolling he's been up to recently.

As seen on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and the Royal Variety Performance.

A man who makes funny seem easy. - The Guardian

If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star, put your shirt on Joe Lycett. - Evening Standard

Effortlessly funny. - Time Out

Did you sing a number? - Prince Charles, after the Royal Variety Performance


Ross Noble:

El Hablador


Sat 08 Dec
Middlesbrough Town Hall

Tickets: £25.00 +bf

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





Great news - stand-up legend Ross Noble is heading for Middlesbrough Town Hall next year with a brand-new show!

Who is El Hablador? It's Ross Noble.

No, but who is the one they call El Hablador? I just said, it's Ross Noble. You know? Long hair, does stand-up where he dances about the stage, spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a show.

But what is the legend of El Hablador? I don't think it's a thing. It's clearly Ross coming up with a name for his show, so he can make out like he is some sort of mysterious shadowy figure.

Ok, I get it.

Ross Noble returns to dance around the stage spinning out all the nonsense in his head into a hilarious stand-up show. At some point he may wander into a shadowy part of the stage and look a bit shadowy.

Book now to see the one they call El Hablador*

*Ross is the only one that calls himself El Hablador.

The wizard haired Geordie remains in full possession of his nimble-witted, slacker-minded improv skills. One of comedy's greatest marvels. - The Daily Telegraph