REVIEW: Jason Cook’s Comedy Club, The Customs House, South Shields

Jason Cook has announced the line-up for his first comedy club event of 2016 at the Customs House.
Jason Cook has announced the line-up for his first comedy club event of 2016 at the Customs House.
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It was a laugh a minute as Jason Cook’s Comedy Club officially kicked off.

The Hebburn comic promised to bring some of the world’s best comedians to South Tyneside at a low price, and he certainly delivered.

A packed theatre audience at the Customs House roared with laughter as one funnyman after another took to the stage.

Jason kicked off the proceedings and made sure the busy crowd was up for a good night.

His local humour went down a storm, with his tales of the last Metro and banter with audience members quickly creating an electric atmosphere.

Jason is, without a doubt, one of the best comedians on the circuit at the minute.

Dave Hadingham

Dave Hadingham

He travels the world making people laugh, something that comes naturally to him.

He has an infectious personality and an unbeatable wit, and seeing him in front of a home crowd is always spectacular.

He might poke fun, but he has an obvious passion for our region, and his jokes that only we would get make you feel like you’re in on something special.

Dave Hadingham was the first guest of the evening. His laid-back attitude meant that the crowd didn’t quite know how to take him at first, but he soon struck a chord and raised big laughs with his stories of family life, growing older, and using public bathrooms.

I can’t wait to see what Jason has in store for his Comedy Club. If you haven’t got tickets already, get them quick.

Liverpool Comedian of the Year Adam Rowe went down a storm.

As he shared anecdotes from his life, the young comic made you feel like you were sitting in the pub chatting to your mate and listening to his tales of woe.

He completely held the audience’s attention as he talked about overheard conversations, awkward arguments with his ex-girlfriend, and the pressure to lose weight. He definitely made a lot of fans last night.

Jason, creator of BBC sitcom Hebburn, promised that each comedy night would have a special surprise, and when he returned to the stage in a suit and took a seat behind a desk, the crowd erupted in hysterics at his news broadcast sketch.

Adam Rowe

Adam Rowe

Referencing a story that appeared in the Gazette last week, when a Hebburn councillor said the Government should be drilling for underground coal gas in South Tyneside, Jason came back with a hilarious response.

In a pre-recorded interview, Jason in the guise of an expert from Jarrow, suggested that alternative energy could be produced by putting turnstiles outside of Greggs, and the crowd could barely contain themselves.

A ‘news for babies’ section provided yet another surprise, and I could hardly breathe as comic and Hebburn star Steffen Peddie walked onto the stage in a onesie, bib and bonnet.

Last night’s headline act was Canadian comic Tom Stade. As a regular face on TV, there was a lot of excitement in the room, and the funnyman’s too-cool-for-school attitude created an even bigger buzz.

Comparing his life in the UK to his homeland, he had everyone in stitches as he chatted about everything from crossing the road to our daytime TV shows like Flog It and Cash in the Attic.

Seeing a big name like Stade on stage in South Shields was a huge treat for the audience and a testament to Jason’s love for the area.

Tom Stade

Tom Stade

The night was rude, crude, outrageous and brilliant.

Jason said he wanted to create the biggest comedy night in the North East at a low price and he delivered it in spades.

There was a real buzz in the theatre and it was a special night for South Tyneside.

I can’t wait to see what Jason has in store for his Comedy Club. If you haven’t got tickets already, get them quick.

The next Comedy Club is a New Year’s Eve Special on December 31, and only a few tickets are left.

After that, the next gig is February 6, next year.

Click here for more information and here to book tickets.

Twitter: @vickinewmanjp

Steffen Peddie

Steffen Peddie