Jesterval comedy festival to bring the laughs back to Gateshead Quays

The Jesterval comedy festival returns to Gateshead Quays in June. We sent all of the comics on the bill one question to answer

Thousands watch bands at the Mouth of the Tyne festival, Tynemouth

A definitive guide to summer festivals in Newcastle and the North East

There's a busy few months ago with music, comedy, food and most importantly plenty of fun on the menu

Jason Cook and Chris Ramsey will be getting involved with Jesting About

Jesting About: 20 North East comics announced for talent showcase and radio series

The six-part series will be recorded at Live Theatre in April and will be broadcast on BBC Radio Newcastle from June

Comedian Ed Byrne

Jesterval comedy festival announces Ed Byrne and Romesh Ranganathan onto the bill

The duo will join the 10-day event at Baltic Square alongside the likes of Gavin Webster, Sara Pasco, Roy Walker and Jason Cook

Roy Walker

Book a June date with Jesterval as the comedy festival returns

Funny folk will be heading for the marquee on Gateshead's Baltic Square as the Jesterval comedy festival returns to tickle us

Marcus Brigstocke

Jesterval brings back the funny to Tyneside

Jesterval returns to Baltic Square this week Sam Wonfor asked some of the bill’s top-drawer talent to answer the same five questions

South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey

Chris Ramsey: South Shields comic ticking things off the list

If you're looking for someone that knows what he wants and how to get it, look no further than laughing comic Chris Ramsey. Sam Wonfor gets some to-do list tips

The cast of TV show Hebburn

Hebburn on public shortlist at National TV Awards

Jason Cook's hit BBC2 comedy TV show Hebburn is in the running for a National TV Award


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