Funnyman Jason Cook announces September Comedy Club line-up

Jason Cook has announced the line-up for his September Comedy Club at the Customs House.
Jason Cook has announced the line-up for his September Comedy Club at the Customs House.

The laughs are set to continue long after the South Tyneside Comedy Festival thanks to funnyman Jason Cook.

The comic has announced the line-up for the September date of his Comedy Club.

Andy Askins

Andy Askins

It will bring stand up comedians Andy Askins, Julian Lee and Sean Collins to the Customs House in Mill Dam, South Shields, on Sunday, September 4.

The gigs have been a sell-out success at the venue since their launch last year.

Their popularity has even seen Jason launch the first ever South Tyneside Comedy Festival, which kicked off at the Customs House last night.

Jason said: “Andy Askins is in demand all over the world and recently seen on BBC One’s John Bishop show.

Sean Collins

Sean Collins

“He has a style of comedy all of his own. I’ve never seen him do anything but blow the roof off any venue that he is playing and I’ve worked with him for years. He’s the kind of comedian who can make a joke from seemingly nothing and have people rolling in the aisles in mere moments. A true gem.

“If you’re a fan of puns, then Julian Lee is your man. I’ve seen him three times already and knew we had to have him for one of the shows.

“He’s got jokes that make me hurt laughing, and the Customs House audience are going to love him too.”

He added: “I’ve known Sean Collins for about 16 years and I would still put him in the top five comedians I have ever seen. Ever.

Julian Lee

Julian Lee

“Like a Canadian Billy Connolly, his stories just drag you in and it’s no shock to me that Sean plays all over the globe at the very highest level, British audiences will have caught him ripping it up on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

“This is a personal favour I’ve pulled to manage to get him here and I’ve even requested some of my favourite pieces of material and asked him to do them. It’s going to be insane.”

The Comedy Club will also see the return of regular spot, News From The North.

Jason said: “And of course, there will be News From the North, our topical news show written for Geordies, about Geordies that can probably only be understood by Geordies.

“All of this for a mere £9, for a line-up that most comedy clubs would charge twice that for.

“Once again keeping to the club’s philosophy that by paying the best comedians in the world to come here, and making it affordable for the audience, we can build the best comedy club in the North.”

Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £9. To book, go to or call the box office on 0191 454 1234.

Jason’s South Tyneside Comedy Festival runs until Saturday, August 8.

It includes performances from the likes of Chris Ramsey, Sarah Millican, and Justin Moorhouse.