On May 4, Chortle
award nominee and Radio 4 News Quiz writer John Luke Roberts brings his John Luke Roberts Distracts You From A Murder to the city, performing whimsical, esoteric comedy to distract audiences from the "brutal, bloody, sickening, terrifying, inhuman, soulless, nauseating, deranged, god-awful murder" he will be committing during the show.
To vote for Joe in the Chortle
Awards, go to www.chortle.co.uk.
Don't ask me what chortle
is, because I don't know (unless it is similar to a guffaw).
This is my first Father's Day without a father and I've had to stop myself a few times this week from picking up the funny cards that would always make him chortle
MANUEL PELLEGRINI being unable to add up in Munich and Joe Kinnear being made director of football at Newcastle raised a chortle
ONE time Chortle
Student Comedian of the Year, Joe Lycett, is headlining the Comedy Cellar next week.
Their arrival comes hot on the heels of a Chortle
Award 2011 nomination for their Peacock and Gamble Podcast and a hit run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Local favourite Jason Cook is on a short-list of four for the Best Compere title at this year's Chortle
Awards; while Middlesbrough Town Hall and Stockton's ARC have both been listed in the Best Venue in the North section.
Today, we can still chortle
about its blatant bribery of officialdom and its references to government training schemes and horrible hospital food.
After being put through his paces in the heats, Jack was chosen among 12 of the qualified finalists at the Chortle
Student Comedy Awards at the Pleasance Dome in the Scottish city.
Their observations are sharp, but it smacks of a private performance for their fans rather than a mainstream chortle
for fresh audiences.
This latest Frat Pack (any chortle
fest starring the likes of Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Jack Black etc) movie may not be the best from a stable which has provided us with Dodgeball, Starsky and Hutch, School of Rock and Zoolander, but it should still provide a pleasant evening at the cinema.
A typical American at the 16th will chortle
"Get in the hole" or "Youdaman" as the player hits his tee shot.
It's all very silly, despite the presence of Callow, Celia Imrie, Stephen Fry and Co but no doubt the kids will chortle
at the rude noises.
Student Comedian of the Year Nathan Caton is the headline act at this month's Comedy Cellar.