"A day without laughter is a day wasted" - Charlie Chaplin


Take a look below, to see what some of our previous customers, clients acts and press have had to say about
The Grinning Idiot.
'Pick of the Week' - The Guardian
'The North-East's Premier Comedy Nights' - Evening Chronicle
'Arguably, the Nation's Finest Comedy Clubs' - Northern Echo
'THIS is the North-East's Best Night Out' - Clive Warren, Metro Radio
'The Grinning Idiot Comedy Clubs are a rarity in that comedians love playing them as much as the audience enjoy laughing. Long may the reign' - Sarah Millican
'We love the Grinning Idiot; our clients and friends all agree it was a cracking night' - Potts Print (UK)
'Fantastic, very very funny, no doubt we'll be using them again' - Plumb Center
'An absolutely blinding night' – The Officers' Mess, 4th Regiment, Royal Artillery at Alanbrook Barracks
'A fantastic evening from start to finish superbly organised by John and thoroughly enjoyed by all our members' - The Officers’ Mess Committee at RAF Boulmer
'Been running events for over 10yrs and this was the best comedy performance in that time, absolutely brilliant, topped the day off fantastically well, will no doubt be in touch for future events' - Sunderland Associated Football Club
The ECF charity ball has run successfully for many years. We decided to take the event in a different direction from a band and public speaker to mix things up a bit. For a family friendly quite prestigious event, putting a comedian on was a risky move. The Grinnning Idiot diligently listened to the audience profile and the tone and humour we were after. The result was better than we could have ever expected. A NE comedian with TV experience who took the time to understand the club and what the ECF was about. A show that had the audience in stitches from start to finish and entertained through out! He got the tone perfect and for a very reasonable price. The Grinning Idiot proved to be a quality professional and reliable service at great value. Simon Curtis (Newcastle Eagles Basketball Club)
'Definitely not a Mickey Mouse outfit' - Disney