Carry on laughing all the way through summer at Flix venue

North East comic Seymour Mace.
North East comic Seymour Mace.

A BBC comedy star and a funnywoman who has appeared on the network’s Live At The Apollo are among the big names lined up for a town centre venue’s schedule of laughs.

Jarrow comedian Seymour Mace, who starred in BBC3’s Ideal alongside top comic Johnny Vegas as twins Craig and Steve Dawson, will be performing at the Flix Movie Cafe, on Friday, June 7, with doors opening at 7pm and tickets £5.

His appearance comes two months after Ben Compton, who also featured in Ideal and now stars in top drama Game of Thrones, brought his brand of humour to the Church Square-based venue.

Hartlepool comedian and promoter of the Rib Tickler comedy nights at Flix, Nick Banks, said: “He is one of my favourite comedians, he is awesome, he is one of the best North-East comedians.

“He is a big name on the scene and it will be a good night.”

Seymour completed a charity walk along the length of Hadrian’s Wall with Nick and 25 other comedians in aid of the Young People’s Kidney Fund at Newcastle’s RVI, which is treating Hartlepool three-year-old Harry Readman in April.

Supporting acts will be Rich Hunter, Jamie Andrew (ch), Ross Leslie, Rik Carranza and Nick will be the MC.

On July 5, comedienne Sara Pascoe, who has performed on Live At The Apollo on BBC1, appeared on BBC3 comedy Pramface, Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Weekend and BBC2’s The Thick Of It, will be topping the bill.

Other acts on the bill include Luke Montague, who was on Channel 4’s The Undateables as he suffers from Tourette’s Syndrome, as well as Liverpool’s Danny Carmichael and Nat Wicks, who incorporates music into her comedy routine. Tickets for this gig are £7.

Nick said: “We are expecting this one to sell out quickly.”

Other big names heading to Flix over the summer include Pat Monahan, Silky, Danny Pensive and Ian Cognito.