Giant banner marks beginnings of Jason Cook’s Comedy Club at the Customs House

Jason Cook and Ray Spencer are looking forward to the launch of Jason's comedy club at the Customs House.
Jason Cook and Ray Spencer are looking forward to the launch of Jason's comedy club at the Customs House.

Hebburn funnyman Jason Cook is counting down to the launch of his very own comedy club.

The first in a series of comedy nights is set to be held at the Customs House, in South Shields on Saturday, October 24.

And to mark the beginning of Jason Cook’s Comedy Club, a huge banner has been hung on the front of the Mill Dam venue.

Jason, who created and starred in BBC Two sitcom Hebburn, said: “It’s a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be and it’s quite weird going along to the Customs House and seeing a huge picture of my face, that’s probably two times the size of me, just hanging up there.

“It’s great to see it, though, because it shows the Customs House is really committed to what we’re going to do.

“The response so far has been brilliant and there aren’t many tickets left, so people should get them quick.”

Everyone I’ve asked has wanted to do it and the Customs House is such a great room for stand up.

Jason Cook

The launch night will be hosted by Jason and see performances from comics Dave Hadingham, Adam Rowe, and Canadian Tom Stade, who has appeared on TV shows like Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

A New Year’s Eve Special is also being held at the venue on Thursday, December 31.

It will see Jason perform alongside fellow Hebburn star Steffen Peddie, Jarrow comic Carl Hutchinson and Newcastle’s Mickey Hutton.

Jason said: “I’ve already started booking in comics for shows in 2016 and I’ve got some amazing people coming over to South Shields.

“Everyone I’ve asked has wanted to do it and the Customs House is such a great room for stand up.

“I’m hoping that the comics who come over – and we’ve got some really big names – will want to come back to the venue on their tours as well.

“I’ve got big plans for the comedy club, so I hope people come along.”

Tickets for the 7.45pm show cost £9, and tickets for the New Year’s Eve Special, which kicks off at 8pm, cost £15.

To book, go to www.jasonscomedyclub.co.uk