FIASCO is back! Boro’s best alternative comedy happening is happening again. Every couple of months we find the best mad-headed comedians and bring them to the Westgarth Social Club and unleash them on you. BOOM! Comedy! Then we re-leash them, so they will not be a danger to themselves or others, and we send them home.
“LOADS of fun” – Gigglebeats
You heard them. Loads. Who’ve we got this time?
Only bloody SIMON DONALD OFF THE VIZ!
He co-founded Viz! He created Sid the Sexist! He’s a really funny character comedian!
BECAUSE HE’S SIMON DONALD OFF THE VIZ!
He’ll be reading sections of his autobiography (“Him Off The Viz”) and recording it for inclusion in the audiobook version. And then he’ll be introducing Barry Twyford, hapless market researcher. Expect language and top laughs!
“Clearly Newcastle’s second-funniest man” – Ross Noble
“Donald’s ability to create characters clearly didn’t stop at Viz… Superb, inventive comedy” – The Stage
Only bloody HOT GULP!
Remember that Sainsbury’s Christmas advert parody that you and another half a million or so people loved last year? Hot Gulp did that, and now they’re going to do YOU! In Middlesbrough!
Only bloody SIMON D HEAVEN
Because one Simon isn’t enough! This Simon does jokes. Really funny jokes. And he does loads of them. If you like a laugh, you’ll love Simon D Heaven.
“Razor-sharp one-liners and satisfyingly clever jokes” – 1331 Comedy
Only bloody FRANK ASTAIRE
A household name ever since his roaring debut on “The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club”, Frank Astaire is a living legend, and has been working the clubs for longer than anyone can remember, himself included.
He is a master of the casual putdown, a renegade of repartee, and he is proud to say one word of his set has not changed since the late seventies – bits have just been taken out of it. A confident and masterful performer, Frank is a firm hand on the tiller that can guide any audience to gales of laughter and beyond without breaking a sweat.*
(*No guarantee is inferred or implied about perspiration or lack thereof)
Only bloody HEAVY PETTING
Look, it’s our night so we’ll have to do something.
With sketches, songs, lollipops and investigative journalism, Heavy Petting’s FIASCO is sure to be a thing which happens! Will it happen to/near you? Let’s hope so!
WHERE? The Westgarth Social Club
WHEN? Saturday 9th May
WHAT TIME? 7.30
WHERE? We already told you.
HOW MUCH? 5 quids or 4 quids for concessions
WHY? What, why 5 quids? Have you seen the line up?
NO, WHY THE WHOLE THING? Wow… well, because… look, can I get back to you on that?