Saturday, 28 September 2013
FREE KIDS’ COMEDY
Why should grown-ups have all the fun?
Jesterval, the comedy festival coming to Gateshead Quays next week, have announced free afternoon comedy for kids.
The five-day long festival, which runs 3-7 October from Baltic Square, features some of the UK’s biggest stand-ups – including Ed Byrne, Marcus Brigstocke and Hebburn creator Jason Cook.
But it’s not all about the grown-ups, with organisers today confirming four family shows from the likes of Frehd the Clown and Silky.
Frehd the Clown will open the kids’ comedy at 12pm on Saturday 5 October before a family package show.
And Silky, who has performed at the Newcastle Stand’s kids’ show before, will kick off Sunday’s stand-up at Jesterval.
“Kids’ comedy is even funnier than comedy for adults,” he said.
“I find that everyone’s happy in a way that adults aren’t; they’ve all got their own interests and they tend to be more attentive to the comedy.
“You can talk about broader topics, but at the same time kids will laugh when I say that I’m made out of cheese.”
Silky also says that adults won’t be twiddling their thumbs at his shows; there are plenty of jokes for them too.
“I think the parents will enjoy it; there are little in-jokes for them. I’d like to think of the show as a lift; it works on many levels.”
Check out the Jesterval Lineup on their website: http://www.jesterval.co.uk/lineup.html. This is set to be five days of quality funnies!
Francis Rossi Talks Too Much at Whitley Bay Playhouse Legendary Status Quo lead singer Francis Rossi will share the extraordinary...
Interview with Nik Kershaw F ollowing the success of his 2014 "Me, Myself and I" tour, Nik Kershaw returns with more solo shows...
Tom ‘Mouse’ Smith will open for The Charlatans on December 5th at the 02 Academy in Newcastle. Tom Mouse Smith is a 13 year old singe...