SOUTH Tyneside comedian Lee Kyle is giving his comedy stamp of approval to an upcoming sketch show.
The Jarrow funnyman is set to host the Easter Laffalang next month.
The event runs at the Westovian Theatre in Pier Parade, South Shields, on April 24 and 25.
The Easter Laffalang will be the fifth in the series of shows that feature sketches written by South Shields playwright Ed Waugh and is linked by a comedian compere.
Lee follows in the footsteps of top North East comedians Gavin Webster, Micky Cochrane, Mike Milligan and Steffen Peddie, who have all hosted the show.
South Shields comedian Chris Ramsey has also been involved in the show. He appeared in sketches at the Valentine Laffalang and performed some of his own material.
I can’t wait. I’ve spoken to comedians who have done Laffalang and they say it’s a tremendous evening with a fantastic, warm audience.Lee Kyle
Laffalang producer Gareth Hunter said: “The Valentine Laffalang attracted a record audience and the Westovian Theatre was almost sold out.
“We are delighted Lee is compering the Easter show. He is an excellent comedian and we know he’ll bring his own band of fun to the proceedings.”
Lee, who lives in South Shields, was formerly part of an all-male Spice Girls tribute act and spent a decade as a professional wrestler.
He said: “I can’t wait. I’ve spoken to comedians who have done Laffalang and they say it’s a tremendous evening with a fantastic, warm audience. It’ll be great fun.”
The Easter Laffalang is on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £10 and are available from the Visitor Information Centre in Haven Point, across the road from the theatre. Tickets can also be booked by calling 424 7788.