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Micky Cochrane brings his comedy show to Customs House in South Shields

The actor and singer has branched out into comedy and is bringing his debut show back home following a successful Edinburgh Fringe debut

Micky Cochrane, 38, from Dunston,Gateshead, has successfully tried out jokes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now has a new show coming to The Customs House in South Shields
Micky Cochrane, 38, from Dunston,Gateshead, has successfully tried out jokes at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and now has a new show coming to The Customs House in South Shields

Actor and singer Micky Cochrane is bringing his first stand up comedy show back home to the North East after receiving rave reviews from the Edinburgh Fringe.

The 38-year-old from Dunston, Gateshead will perform What the Fudge? at The Customs House in South Shields on Thursday (Oct 9).

Until recently Micky was the frontman of This Ground Moves, whose track Shoulders of Fortune was used on CSI: New York. He is also a regular guest performer with the region’s top improv outfit The Suggestibles meanwhile his turn in the one-man Customs House production I Love Kent Walton last year was well received.

Micky, who first started doing stand up when he enrolled on a course at Live Theatre in May 2013, said: “I was curious. I didn’t really know if I wanted to do stand up, I was just interested. It was the same with acting, I didn’t necessarily want to be an actor but I gave it a go and found I enjoyed it.

“I knew I had to perform this show again and I knew I had to come back to The Customs House where I have lovely memories of being on stage in Kent Walton last year.”

After being given an hour set at North-East comedy festival Jesterval earlier in the summer, What the Fudge? has developed from a 15-minute jumble of jokes into an hour-long act which has seen him win four-star reviews and be dubbed ‘a name to watch’.

“It’s hard to believe in May I barely had a 15-minute show,” he said. “Now I have an hour-long show that’s been brilliantly received and I already have ideas for two more.”

* Micky Cochrane - What the Fudge? plays The Customs House on Thursday (Oct 9) from 8pm. Tickets are £4 and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk

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