What's On in Newcastle in December


Benefit in Aid of Childreach International

Monday 5th December 2016


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Benefit in Aid of Childreach International

Monday 5th December 2016

Northumbria Student's Union lead fundraising programmes which raise thousands of pounds for a wide range of local, national and international charities each year.
Join us for a fantastic night of comedy in support of their fundraising for Childreach International . Childreach International is a movement of children's charities working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the UK. We believe that every child has the right to live, learn and play. To be happy safe and free.
With Gavin Webster , Lee Ridley , Mat Reed , Sammy Dobson and host Nicola Mantalios Lovett
We are not taking advance payments for this show. Tickets are £5 and can be reserved by calling our Box Office on 0191 300 9700.
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Panelbeaters

Tuesday 6th December 2016


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20:30



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Panelbeaters

Tuesday 6th December 2016

Panelbeaters: There are no winners, only survivors.
See four top circuit comics fight for the funny. Join Gary Delaney , Jo Caulfield , Mick Ferry , Rob Mulholland and Gavin Webster , plus ringmaster Caimh McDonnell as they go toe-to- toe in a no-holds- barred fight for the funny. No teams, no captains, no waffle. A rapid fire panel show without all the tedious bits like the actual news.
It's all fun and games then somebody dies at the end.
Please note: This show would not suit works Christmas nights out.



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Red Raw

Wednesday 7th December 2016


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20:30



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Red Raw

Wednesday 7th December 2016

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.
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 The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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With host Nicola Mantalios-Lovett and headliner Gavin Webster .




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The Suggestibles

Thursday 8th December 2016


19:30


20:30



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The Suggestibles

Thursday 8th December 2016

‘You supply the suggestions. They supply the laughs!’ in this two-hour improv-comedy joyride - a rollercoaster of spontaneous games, sketches, skits and songs – including ‘Aspects Of …’ their ingenious improvised musical in the second half. If you like ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ you’ll love the Suggestibles. They’re theatrical, wildly irreverent, and utterly hilarious.
Best audience suggestion wins two free tickets to another Suggestibles show at the Stand, as the North’s best-loved comedy troupe is resident here the third Thursday of every month (formerly playing monthly Mondays since 2012). Check out audience reviews cos their Stand gigs are rated in the top 5 TripAdvisor attractions to Newcastle. You can also join in games on their Facebook page to win tickets there, find them on Twitter @Suggestibles, and watch clips on YouTube and Suggestibles’ website.
The troupe is typically made up of core players Ian McLaughlin, Bev Fox, Carl Kennedy and Alex Ross on piano, plus special guests from the UK improv scene.
Because it’s all made up on the spot and inspired by the audience, every show is a premiere, uniquely different, and never to be seen again. Expect the unexpected!
‘One of the hottest comedy tickets in the North East’ Guardian
‘The best thing to happen to hilarity since the advent of the laugh’ NARC
‘There’s nothing more satisfying than comedy which makes you ache with laughter – and The Suggestibles provide exactly that. It seems there’s no end to their talents’ Journal
‘Undoubtedly one of the greatest acts in the region’ NUS Courier
‘Two hours of comedy gold’ Shields Gazette
‘Something of a phenomenon’ The Crack
NB Concession prices are also available to Actors Equity cardholders for Suggestibles’ shows.
Please note concession prices are available to Equity members for this show
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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The Friday Show

Friday 9th December 2016


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20:30



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The Friday Show

Friday 9th December 2016

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.
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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With Seymour Mace , Stuart Goldsmith , Sean Turner , Jack Gleadow and host JoJo Smith .



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The Saturday Show

Saturday 10th December 2016


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The Saturday Show

Saturday 10th December 2016

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.
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 The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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With Seymour Mace , Stuart Goldsmith , Sean Turner , Jack Gleadow and host JoJo Smith .


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Kids Comedy Club

Sunday 11th December 2016


12:00


12:30



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Kids Comedy Club

Sunday 11th December 2016

Kids, do you like watching idiots making fools of themselves?
Parents, sick of the kids staring at screens all day but can't really be bothered to entertain them yourself?
Well, why not come the the Kid's Comedy Club? There's loads of daft stuff going on, there are always a selection of the finest comedians around doing jokes without swears, sometimes there is magic, sometimes improv, sometimes impressions but it is NEVER boring.
This show is suitable for children and adults of all ages, (well maybe not babies or really, grumpy old folk). Best suited for 8 to 12 year olds. Tickets £4 per person.
You can also purchase meals from the kids menu only £4 which we’ll bring to you during the interval - we will keep it healthy, kid friendly and of course we can cater for the fussiest of eaters!
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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Approx running time 1hr 30 mins

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Shappi Khorsandi:‘Oh My Country!' From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

Sunday 11th December 2016


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20:30



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Shappi Khorsandi:‘Oh My Country!' From Morris Dancing to Morrissey

Sunday 11th December 2016

Shappi is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of her arrival in Britain. She's reclaiming patriotism, sending a love letter to her adopted land. Please don’t come if you’re a skinhead (though naturally bald folk are welcome).
‘She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency.’ 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, she is back with a brand new show for 2016.
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 Khorsandi is also the best selling author of ‘A Beginners Guide to Acting English’ and her debut novel ‘Nina is not OK’ is published by Ebury in July 2016. Shappi was also recently elected president of the British Humanist society.
'seriously funny and suprisingly filthy' The New Statesman
'makes live comedy thrilling' London Evening Standard
www.shappi.co.uk / @ShappiKhorsandi

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Monday 12th December 2016


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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Monday 12th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Tuesday 13th December 2016


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20:30



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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Tuesday 13th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Wednesday 14th December 2016


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20:30



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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Wednesday 14th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Thursday 15th December 2016


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20:30



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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Thursday 15th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Friday 16th December 2016


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20:30



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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Friday 16th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Saturday 17th December 2016


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20:30



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THE STAND CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

Saturday 17th December 2016

It’s time to get in the Christmas spirit. Forget wearing paper hats and eating over-priced turkey – instead come and get some Christmas cheer from the very best comics from the UK and beyond.
With Vladimir McTavish , Bethany Black , George Zach , Hal Branson and host Matt Reed
You can book tickets online or over the phone and order on the night if you wish to eat in the venue.
If you wish to dine in the bistro please email bistro@thestand.co.uk or call 0191 232 0707 for availability
Groups please call 0191 300 9700 for ticket bookings or 0191 232 0707 for meal enquiries.

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Carl Hutchinson - The Fixer

Sunday 18th December 2016


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20:30



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Carl Hutchinson - The Fixer

Sunday 18th December 2016

See one of the UK’s most in-demand comedians as he does what he does best: hilariously squares off against life’s petty annoyances. From people who obnoxiously post motivational quotes on social media to those who urge you to put your phone in rice when you get it wet, Carl Hutchinson tackles a bunch of little, everyday issues in his latest show The Fixer.
Fresh from supporting Chris Ramsey on tour, join Carl as he attempts to put the world to rights in his brand new hour of stand-up.
'An absolute must… the next big thing' Skinny


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Free Thinking Radicals

Monday 19th December 2016


19:00


20:30



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Free Thinking Radicals

Monday 19th December 2016

Fed up with the government? Fed up with the establishment? Fed up with what gets passed off as modern entertainment?
Then come be lifted by the Free Thinking Radicals. A night of comedy, music, spoken word and general anti-authoritarian shenanigans. We’re not saying you’re an idiot if you like all the things mentioned above, but the people that are behind them think you’re a f**king moron. We don’t. We respect your right to have your intellect stimulated.
Or you can remain bewildered with the herd. That’s how they want you. Things are changing…
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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THE FOOTBAAAALL SHOW

Tuesday 20th December 2016


19:00


20:30



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THE FOOTBAAAALL SHOW

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Join Gavin Webster and Lee Kyle for the only topical north east football comedy show. Expect local lampooning of the regions clubs, great football nostalgia and anecdotes, a quiz where you can challenge the lads for money on their historical knowledge of Newcastle United, pies and bovril in the break, even a sing song at the end. With great guests including a couple of ex footballing legends. Howay the lads (and lasses)!
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
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Red Raw

Wednesday 21st December 2016


19:00


20:30



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Red Raw

Wednesday 21st December 2016

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.
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 The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
Tripadvisor Excellence Award Winner 2014 and 2015
#StandUpScran
With host Si Beckwith and headliner John Scott .



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 22nd December 2016


19:00


20:30



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The Thursday Show

Thursday 22nd December 2016

The weekend starts here! Five acts on a two hour stand-up showcase. Featuring our ace comperes, the best headliners on the circuit, several support acts and a short spot for a newcomer. Great show and great value as it’s usually the same line-up as our premium Saturday night show for a fiver less.
With Dave Johns , Andy Fury , Lauren Pattison , Josh Pugh and host Raymond Mearns .


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The Friday Show

Friday 23rd December 2016


19:00


20:30



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The Friday Show

Friday 23rd December 2016

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.
Hot food available in the club or why not treat yourself to some pre-show dining The Stand Bistro open daily from 11am.
Tripadvisor Excellence Award Winner 2014 and 2015
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With Dave Johns , Andy Fury , Lauren Pattison , Josh Pugh and host Raymond Mearns .


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Hootfest!

Tuesday 27th December 2016


19:00


20:30



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Hootfest!

Tuesday 27th December 2016

Laugh your way to the end of the year at Newcastle’s favourite comedy club.
Hot food available...
With Ian Coppinger , Mike Milligan , Nicola Mantalios-Lovett , Rahul Kohli and host Alfie Joey
PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS MADE UP OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING ROOM AND IT IS UP TO CUSTOMERS TO BE IN EARLY IF THEY WANT SEATS.


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Hootfest!

Wednesday 28th December 2016


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Hootfest!

Wednesday 28th December 2016

Laugh your way to the end of the year at Newcastle’s favourite comedy club.
Hot food available...
With Ian Coppinger , Mike Milligan , Nicola Mantalios-Lovett , Rahul Kohli and host Alfie Joey
PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS MADE UP OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING ROOM AND IT IS UP TO CUSTOMERS TO BE IN EARLY IF THEY WANT SEATS.


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Hootfest!

Thursday 29th December 2016


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Hootfest!

Thursday 29th December 2016

Laugh your way to the end of the year at Newcastle’s favourite comedy club.
Hot food available...
With Ian Coppinger , Mike Milligan , Nicola Mantalios-Lovett , Rahul Kohli and host Alfie Joey
PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS MADE UP OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING ROOM AND IT IS UP TO CUSTOMERS TO BE IN EARLY IF THEY WANT SEATS.


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Hootfest!

Friday 30th December 2016


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Hootfest!

Friday 30th December 2016

Laugh your way to the end of the year at Newcastle’s favourite comedy club.
Hot food available...
With Ian Coppinger , Mike Milligan , Nicola Mantalios-Lovett , Rahul Kohli and host Alfie Joey
PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS MADE UP OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING ROOM AND IT IS UP TO CUSTOMERS TO BE IN EARLY IF THEY WANT SEATS.


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Hootfest!

Saturday 31st December 2016


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Hootfest!

Saturday 31st December 2016

Laugh your way to the end of the year at Newcastle’s favourite comedy club.
Hot food available... The show will finish at roughly 11pm and the bar is licensed until 1am.
With Ian Coppinger , Mike Milligan , Nicola Mantalios-Lovett , Rahul Kohli and host Alfie Joey .
PLEASE NOTE - THE VENUE IS MADE UP OF UNRESERVED SEATING AND STANDING ROOM AND IT IS UP TO CUSTOMERS TO BE IN EARLY IF THEY WANT SEATS.



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