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Monday, 6 January 2014

Review: #ComedyQuiz at The @StandNewcastle with @SeymourMace and @Jo_Caulfield

More Giggles Per Pound At The Stand Every Month
Seymour Mace Photo ©jowheretogo


The Giggle Beats Comedy Quiz has moved to the popular Stand Comedy Club on High Bridge. This month, hosted by Seymour Mace in his inimitable unflappable style, the quiz had rounds for Comedy General Knowledge, Pictures of Comics in their youth, Theme Tunes, Seymour Mace's "Shit Expressions"  and Comedy News.
Quizzees puzzling over those pictures while someone gets the beers in. 


Seymour had a interesting relationship with the audience which included some industry experts such as  Simon Donald and Lost Voice Guy Lee Ridley. It was a very funny situation with Seymour having to deal with some controversial interjections ...this only made it funnier. The prizes ranged from merchandise from Baby Cow Productions (Hebburn's creators) to Seymour's "Sack of Shite", stuff he grabbed on the way out of the house. Oddly, one winner chose the "sack" over a prize of 4 tickets for a comedy night at the Stand. 
Jo Caulfield performed a standup set for the final part of the evening. The audience were treated to some of her more experimental material plus some that seems to have hatched and evolved since  I saw her at The Stand a few days ago. Jo is typically critical of life's little irritations and the ridiculous adverts we are subjected to on TV. Jo is a real comedy pro and it was great to have her at the "Quig" (quiz/gig ©Seymour Mace) .
Jo Caulfield Photo ©Jowheretogo

For an evening shortly after New Year;s Eve, this was a well-attended evening and looks in danger of selling out on the next evening. Coming next, on 2nd February are host Alfie Joey and guest stand-up Lost Voice Guy. Tickets for this show are £2 and can be reserved by calling the box office on 0844 693 3336 and payment will be taken at the venue on the night.

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