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THE Customs House has announced details of a show that it is hoped could become an annual event.

Assault On The Tyne Comedy Jam will be a night packed full of music and comedy that takes place in August at the South Shields theatre.

The Jam is being produced by Iain Cunningham, Dale Meeks and Wayne Miller – better known as Boyle Yer Stotts, who have written shows like Ted Nasty’s Park Bench of Mild Surprise and Beer Monsters.

The idea for the night has been “lovingly borrowed” from legendary American show Saturday Night Live.

Sunderland Empire panto star Dale, who is a former Emmerdale actor and a winner on Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes, said: “We are all massive fans of Saturday Night Live and the way it is designed and performed.

“The list of stars that have been in that show is nothing short of incredible and we are determined to get something like that going annually in the North East.”

The show will see house band Shake Your Tailfeather and a group of performers known as The Not So Ready For Tinsel Town Players, supported by a number of special guests who will be announced at a later date.

Wayne Miller explained: “We are at various stages of talks with lots of people who could join the bill as special guests and we can’t announce anyone until they’ve signed on the dotted line.

“Our aim is to have different guests on each night so that no two shows are the same.”

l Assault On The Tyne Comedy Jam runs from Tuesday, August 30–Thursday, September 1. Tickets cost £11 and are available by calling the Box Office on 454 1234 or by visiting www.customshouse.co.uk