Laugh your way into 2012 with Chris Ramsey and Gary Delaney at Sunderland and Washington comedy nights

Chris Ramsey, one of the nominees of the 31st Edinburgh Comedy Award this year. Below, king of the one-liners Gary Delaney.
Chris Ramsey, one of the nominees of the 31st Edinburgh Comedy Award this year. Below, king of the one-liners Gary Delaney.
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WEARSIDERS can laugh their way into 2012 tomorrow with top acts lined up at two comedy nights.

The Grinning Idiot comedy club is running events at Sunderland’s Quayside Exchange and The Stella, in Washington.

Comedian Gary Delaney

Comedian Gary Delaney

Tickets are £20 in advance and £25 on the door, for which you’ll get three live acts, an MC and the chance to see-in the New Year with the bar open until 1am.

The Sunderland show features South Shields’ rising star Chris Ramsey, described earlier this year by London’s Evening Standard as “a brilliantly engaging natural storyteller making a real breakthrough”.

Ramsey was nominated for the top prize at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, supported Al Murray on his last national tour and his TV credits include 8 out of 10 Cats, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Jason Manford’s Comedy Rocks and Russell Howard’s Good News.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF CHRIS RAMSEY ON RUSSELL HOWARD’S GOOD NEWS

Also in Sunderland is probably the UK’s best writer of one-liner jokes, Gary Delaney.

Delaney writes gags for the likes of Jason Manford and Micky Flanagan and is another TV regular.

CLICK HERE TO SEE A VIDEO OF GARY DELANEY IN ACTION

Sunderland’s own emerging talent Nick Cranston completes the Quayside Exchange line-up.

Delaney faces a busy night as he dashes from Sunderland to headline the night at The Stella in Washington alongside circuit veteran Anvil Sprinsteen, George Zach - billed as the second funniest Greek in Tyne and Wear - and MC Callumb Cramb.

Doors open for both events at 7.30pm with the show from 8.30pm-11pm.

Click here to get tickets from www.thegrinningidiot.com.