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Family Comedy Fun!

We’ve got some of the best comedy acts from the national comedy circuit doing their funny thing for family here in Stockton… but without the rude bits! Join Howard Read (of Little Howard of CBBC fame, The Slammer), Paul Duncan McGarrity (an actual funny archaeologist!!!), Chris Betts (he’s got a beard!) and our favourite family comedy compere Mr Tiernan Douieb!

Howard Read  

Howard Read is an award-winning stand-up and writer who’s performed in front of the queen, all around the world and headlines and MCs clubs throughout the UK. In recent years he’s been distracted by a hugely successful career in children’s television; He wrote, animated and starred in three series of his own (with Little Howard), and now writes for Danger Mouse, Horrible Histories, Furchester Hotel among very many others. 

‘Incredibly, achingly funny’ – Daily Mail

‘Breaking boundaries in stand-up comedy’ – Independent

‘Genius’ – Radio Times

Tiernan Douieb

Tiernan Douieb is a natural compere. He’s like a big tickling stick… and that’s a good thing. But don’t take our word for it, here are a few lovely reviews:

‘This densely packed set is delivered by a comic with charm and a sweetly boyish perspective…Douieb has an accomplished and charming manner and some genuinely funny material’ – Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

‘Douieb has more than enough energy to go round, and he’s a hugely engaging onstage presence…’ – British Comedy Guide

‘With this fresh style and material he blows so many other Fringe comedians out of the water’ – Three Weeks 

Paul Duncan McGarrity

The UK’s foremost stand-up comedian archaeologist, has a high energy, storytelling, comedic style which goes down well with all age groups. With a background in improv comedy, he has done sets at Secret Garden Party and Earls Court Community Festival and was part of the critically acclaimed Dead Man In A Box troupe. 

‘Like a very tall, funny, excited child’ – The Scotsman

‘Practically bursting with energy… a hard act to follow’ – Three Weeks 

Chris Betts

Known for being both a quick-witted MC and a superb addition to any bill, Chris Betts has received numerous plaudits for his sharp material and relaxed stage presence.  

Chris Betts’ mind is a curious place, where the philosophical meets the ridiculous. His shows are a perfect balance of complete silliness that has a style that is equal parts confident, thoughtful, ridiculous and mischievous.

Top 20 Jokes of the Fringe – Telegraph

‘Properly hilarious’ – What’s On

Part of the Stockton Stages weekend, a festival bringing a thrilling array of comedy and music talent to Stockton Town Centre between Wednesday 30 May and Saturday 2 June. Visit the Stockton Stages website for further acts and information. 

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