THE GRINNING IDIOT COMEDY CLUB

"A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charlie Chaplin
ABOUT US
The North East has a long tradition of producing fantastic comedy talent, from the early days of BOBBY THOMPSON, BOBBY PATTINSON, Cult Comic 'VIZ' and ROSS NOBLE to current national favourite SARAH MILLICAN. 
 
'The Grinning Idiot' is building on this by showcasing the hottest local talent along with the best National / International Headliners. It is quickly establishing itself an enviable reputation as providing the best nights of comedy in the region and regularly features as the 'Critics Choice' in National Newspapers.
 
The gigs play host to the top acts currently performing in the UK including many you will have seen on TV shows such as:
MOCK THE WEEK, NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS, QI, HAVE I GOT NEWS FOR YOU, LIVE AT THE APOLLO, MICHAEL McINTYRE'S COMEDY ROADSHOW etc etc.
 
You can catch a show at a number of venues throughout the region, they offer fantastic value for money with 3 Comedians plus an MCfor only £10 (Advance Purchase). Venues include: Newcastle, Washington, Eyemouth and Tynemouth - Take a look at our 'What's On' page for upcoming events.
 
For newcomers to Live Stand-Up Comedy ‘The Grinning Idiot’ is a fantastic way to spend your evenings, nights you’ll be talking about for days afterwards, one's where you can drink, chat and laugh yourself silly. You might even be lucky enough to see some TV stars and you’ll definitely see the hottest new talent performing in the UK – and you can say you saw them here first. 
 
Not only will we be giving great value for money on live entertainment in the region but the bars also serve quality drinks at affordable prices.
 
The North-East has spawned some of the hottest comedy talent currently performing in the UK; 
 
Sarah Millican – Edinburgh Comedy festival 2008 Best Newcomer.
Jason Cook - Best International Comedy Show, New Zealand 2008.
Seymour Mace - North West Comedian of the year and Star of Johnny Vegas’s Ideal.
Gavin Webster, Kai Humphries, Sammy Dobson, Nicola Mantalios- Lovett, Lauren Pattison, Barry Dodds, John Fothergill, Mark Maier, Dave Johns, Alfie Joey, Anvil Springstien, John Scott, Chris Ramsey, Carl Hutchinson, John Whale, Lee Fenwick, Mickey Hutton, Dan Willis, John Smith, Steffen Peddie, Mike Milligan, Luke Benson, Christian Steel, Callum Cramb, Kai Humphries, Andy Fury and many more.
 
We hope to see you at The Grinning Idiot soon, we guarantee a great night out.