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North East’s Biggest Comedy Festival Returns!

15 May 2017 Community Community News NE Thing Funny Speech What's On


Your summer of laughs starts here: Jesterval, the North East of England’s biggest comedy festival, is returning for its fifth year.

We spoke to Della Haq, Festival Programmer, about this year’s fantastic lineup. From homegrown favourites like Hal Branson, Lee Kyle, Sammy Dobson and Matt Reed to household names Sara Pascoe, Ed Byrne, Zoe Lyons and Gary Delaney. Over half of the tickets are under £10, so there’s only a wee charge for enough laughs to make you wee in your pants.

We’re also joined again by Spontaneous Wrecks member Casey Railton, to tell us about Newcastle-based open mic night Babble Gum. Plus our #GiggleGuide is packed full of comedy events right here in the North East.

N.E. Thing Funny brings you news, reviews and interviews from the North East of England’s comedy scene, listen live on Spark every Monday from 10am.