BIG laughs will be on offer when two TV comics come to South Tyneside.
Steffen Peddie and Ben Crompton, stars of the BBC’s comedies Hebburn and Pramface respectively, are set to jointly headline the monthly comedy night Laughterholics Anonymous.
The event, at Hedworth Hall in Dean Road, South Shields, takes place tomorrow and is organised by South Shields comic Luke Milford, who will also host the show.
Steffen, who stars in BBC2 sitcom Hebburn as Big Keith, said: “It’s going to be great fun and I always enjoy playing in Shields.
“I’ve played at Hedworth Hall before and it’s a beautiful venue, and I played at the Nine Bar next door a couple of weeks ago.
“It was sold out and I had a great night.
“The comedy night has just moved to this new venue, and it’s getting bigger and better every time, so I’m really pleased to be asked to take part.”
Steffen, from Killingworth, North Tyneside, added: “I haven’t really planned what I’m going to talk about. I’ll talk about whatever the audience want me to.
“I like to do something a little different for every show and I love playing for a local crowd, so I’m really looking forward to this one.
“There’s a great line-up as well, so I know it’s going to be a good one.”
Ben, who also stars in Ideal and Game Of Thrones, said: “I’m really looking forward to it.
“I’ve worked with Luke before and he’s great, and there’s a fantastic line-up, so I’m sure it’ll be a really good night.”
The 38-year-old is originally from Manchester, but now lives in Newcastle and regularly performs at The Stand comedy club in the city.
He added: “I’ve been an actor since I was about 20, but I’ve always wanted to do stand-up and I got into it about two years ago.
“I’ve just been getting gigs here and there, and every comedian will tell you the only way to get better is just to gig as much as you can – there’s not really any formal training for it.
“I’ve done about 60 gigs so far, so I’m still pretty new to it, but I’m loving it.”
The show will also feature So You Think You’re Funny runner-up Jonathan Pelham.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets for the 8pm show cost £5.
To book seats, call Luke on 07725 486672.