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Actor Joe Tracini

Actor Joe Tracini follows his dad into Spamelot

Joe Pasquale is to be joined by his son in the cast of hit Monty Python-inspired musical Spamalot

Comedian Tony Law will play the Barnard Castle Comedy Festival in July

Comedian Tony Law added to the bill of the inaugural Barnard Castle Comedy Festival

The Canadian comic, who has been a regular on TV panel shows as well as The Alternative Comedy Experience will perform at the day-long event

Dara O'Briain will play a handful of dates in the North East in Spring 2015

Dara O'Briain brings his Crowd Tickler show to Newcastle City Hall

The popular comic and longtime host of Mock The Week and Stargazing Live will play five North East dates in April

Comedians Gavin Webster and Jason Cook

Sunday for Sammy 2016: New writers get the chance to see their sketch on stage

Comedians Jason Cook and Gavin Webster will be helping to judge the competition aimed at developing new comedy writing talent

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

Viz founder and former editor, Chris Donald, with 'fat slags' dummies

Tyne Theatre in Newcastle to host a 30th anniversary celebration of Viz

An event with music, magic and musings is being held to mark 30 years since the national publication of the iconic Tyneside comic

Wrestler-turned comic Lee Kyle

Wrestler-turned-comedian Lee Kyle looking forward to first full show at The Stand, Newcastle

Having spent nine years on the wrestling circuit, the popular comedian has put together a comedy show to clothes-line the competition

Dylan Moran

Final Say: Comedian Dylan Moran muses on his latest show Off The Hook

Newcastle City Hall and Middlesbrough Town Hall will both play host to the popular Irish comic who is on a mammoth UK tour

Fat Man is at Live Theatre Newcastle on March 13 and 14. Pictured is writer/performer Martin Bonger

One man show at Live Theatre reimagines Greek god Orpheus as an overweight stand up comedian

Written and performed by Martin Bonger, Fat Man has garnered rave reviews since its premiere in January as it heads to Newcastle Live Theatre

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer have confirmed their first live tour in 20 years

Vic Reeves & Bob Mortimer line up date at Newcastle City Hall

The tour will be the first time the iconic comedy duo have been on the road together in two decades

Sharon Race who has been hosting Laughter for Lasses comedy workshops

Comedy has a part to play in mental health issues

A series of comedy workshops has been staged by a mental health awareness group in the North East

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

Josie Long brings her show Cara Josephine to the North East in Spring 2015

Comedian Josie Long brings her acclaimed chow Cara Josephine to The Stand Newcastle

The popular comedian will bring her hit show from the Edinburgh Fringe 2014 to Newcastle and Arc, Stockton in March

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

Mark Thomas

Comedian Mark Thomas' Cuckooed comes to Northern Stage, Newcastle

A true tale of betrayal underpins comedian Mark Thomas’eighth UK tour, which comes to Tyneside this month

Nicola Mantalios-Lovett is one of the North East acts who will be performing at the Stand

North East comedians make a stand in honour of Charlie Hebdo victims

The Stand Comedy Club in Newcastle will host a comedy night in aid of the families of the Charlie Hebdo victims.

Sarah Millican, Chris Ramsey and Jason Cook to star in Customs House Charity Comedy Gala

The trio of North East comedians will be performing on home turf for two fundraising shows on Sunday, February 15

Jason Manford who will be starring in The Producers

Comic Jason Manford on his upcoming role alongside Ross Noble in The Producers

The show, which is coming to the Sunderland Empire in Spring 2015, will see the two comedians join forces for the Mel Brooks classic

Sarah Millican

Comedian Sarah Millican reveals her Desert Island Disc choices on legendary BBC Radio 4 programme

Songs from Wham, Simon and Garfunkel and John Williams' theme to Superman were among the musical choices from the South Shields born comic

Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Sandi Toksvig, Jeremy Hardy and Graeme Garden of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue

Radio comedy I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue heads to Sunderland Empire

Sandi Toksvig will chair a special edition of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue which is coming to Sunderland Empire