Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

48 Hours Your Next North EastHot List

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Comics: Explore and Create Comic Art Seven Stories The Ouseburn centre for children's books is hosting this interactive show, which is set to appeal as much to adults as to young ones. Running until next year, it features a mix of original iconic comic art - so expect 40s and 50s icons Desperate Dan, Dennis the Menace and Oor Wullie alongside the likes of Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and the Hulk.

British artist Ian Churchill's drawings for Marvel and DC comics also feature, as do current comic-makers, providing an unique insight into the creative process behind the art with the help of storyboards, sketches and 3D models.

Jimmy Carr: The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour Sunderland Empire As the full title of the night indicates, this promises to show off the TV star at the top of his comedy game.

And that means a selection of the comedian's very best jokes for his latest tour so with a 15-year stand-up career to dip into - that comprises nine sell-out tours of almost 2,000 shows for more than 2m people across four continents - it promises a good night.

Those top gags will be thrown into the mix with brand new material too. What's billed as "the ultimate comedy show" and "the very best of Jimmy Carr" stops off in Sunderland at 8pm on Friday for two hours of hilarity which is considered suitable for those aged 16-plus.

See www.atgtickets.com for details. And look out for his next show: on Sunday at The Playhouse, Whitley Bay.

Young Frankenstein Theatre Royal Mel Brook stamps his own unique perspective all over the Newcastle stage as he brings to life his own movie based on the classic horror yarn. The theatre is hosting the premiere of the legendary filmmaker and comedian's all-singing, all-dancing musical collaboration with Broadway director and choreographer Susan Stroman. …

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