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Ian Mclaughlin's one-man show Good Timin' is to be staged at Live Theatre in July and October

Looking for Dad... and keeping to the script

Ian Mclaughlin makes his living from improvising, but his one-man-show debut has forced him to write things down

Mrs Brown's Boys

Mrs Brown's Boys return to Tyneside following big screen debut

The popular star of the BBC1 sitcom, Brendan O'Carroll brings his potty mouthed creation back for a Metro Radio Arena residency

The Stand, Newcastle

The Stand Comedy Club brings the Fringe to Tyneside

The Stand Newcastle Comedy Club will play host to a stream of top names from the Fringe for a very special summer programme

Marcus Brigstocke

Review: Jesterval Comedy Festival, Baltic Square, Gateshead

The comedy festival returned to Baltic Square with a top drawer line up of laughs in store... and there's still loads to be had

North East comedy favourite Bobby Pattinson

Comedy favourite Bobby Pattinson calls on comedian friends for charity show

Bobby Pattinson,the fund-raising champion and funnyman, is hosting comedy shows to benefit kids

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

Sarah Millican arriving for the 2013 Arqiva British Academy Television Awards at the Royal Festival Hall, London

Comedian Sarah Millican beats the bullies... with a flowery dress

Comedian Sarah Millican got all glammed up for her stand up gig in Buxton to royally dismiss the online bullies who made her cry

Frank Skinner

Review: Frank Skinner: Man In A Suit at Newcastle City Hall

The laddishness of Skinner's stand up has mellowed somewhat, although there was still more than a sprinkling of filth among the Haiku

Stand-up comedian Frank Skinner on his Man In A Suit tour

Comedian Frank Skinner coming to Newcastle on Man In A Suit tour

Frank Skinner is back on the stand up stage for the first time in seven years. Sam Wonfor hears how the comedian is enjoying it

Dawn French is bringing her first solo show, 30 Million Minutes, to the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre Newcastle on September 26

Just announced: Dawn French brings 30 Million Minutes show to Newcastle

Award-winning actress, novelist and comedian Dawn French will bring her debut solo tour to Newcastle in September

Comedian Jason Manford

Top comedian Jason Manford lined up for North East comedy festival

Organisers of this year's Jesterval comedy event have announced top comedian Jason Manford will be joining the bill

Tom Wrigglesworth will be at Gala Theatre Durham on March 21

Creative comic Tom Wrigglesworth inspired by grandad's cassette tapes

The relationship comedian Tom Wrigglesworth had with his grandad forms the foundation of his latest show

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

Comics Jack Gardner, 26, (left) from Heaton and Sam Megahy, 27, (right) from Gateshead

New comedy night Silly Billies

A comedy night inspired by the original 'Silly Billy' is drawing in the crowds.

Dame Edna Everage Tour

Review: Dame Edna: Eat Pray Laugh! at Newcastle Theatre Royal

Barry Humphries brought a handful of memorable characters to the stage... but there was only one lady we were waiting for

Barry Humphries, who brings his colourful cast of characters to the region on his farewell tour

Barry Humphries brings Dame Edna to Newcastle on Farewell Tour

Simon Phillips, director of Barry Humphries' Farewell Tour, speaks to The Journal ahead of the Australian comic's shows in Newcastle

Actor and stand-up comedian Alan Davies

Alan Davies relishing his return to the stand up stage

Comedian Alan Davies is to embark on a new tour for 2014. Sam Wonfor hears from QI's resident jester and part-time Corbridge resident

Patrick Monahan

The Stand kicks of New Year with lots of laughs

Gavin Webster and Patrick Monahan star in programme to beat the blues

Jack Whitehall who is coming to the Metro Radio Arena Newcastle in the spring

King of comedy Jack Whitehall is en route to Tyneside

Comic Jack Whitehall is looking forward to getting out and about when he comes to the Metro Radio Arena in the Spring

A Christmas Laffalang taking place in aid of St Oswald's Hospice

Christmas Laffalang gig at The Stand set to raise charity cash

The Stand comedy club in Newcastle will host a 'Christmas Laffalang' to raise cash for St Oswald's Hospice