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With a name like Gein’s Family Giftshop, you know that you’re in for something of an off-kilter comedy night. The Manchester troupe are coming to Teesside for the latest instalment of Heavy Petting’s Fiasco, bringing their hilarious antics to the Westgarth Social Club. The group are currently on a bit of a roll, winning judge and audience awards at Sketchfest 2014, being cast in cult comedy series Inside No.9 and recently being shortlisted for Chortle’s Best Newcomer and Best Sketch or Character Awards. It’s a fine time to be seeing the rising stars, and the team behind bringing them to Westgarth certainly know it.

Promoter James Harris said: We feel incredibly lucky to have lured Gein’s to Middlesbrough. We’ve seen them a few times now and they never fail to blow us away with their effortlessly dark and hilarious sketches. Al Greaves’ eccentric energy and disarmingly funny material are a perfect fit for our night, and we thought we’d better book Stanley Brooks now before he wins The Apprentice or something.”

Also appearing at the event are amiable yet enigmatc stand-up Al Greaves and character act Stanley Brooks, who has recently won both Beat the Frog and King Gong (yes, really). Hosted by the second-tallest sketch group in Middlesbrough Heavy Petting, expect a night of surreal hijinks, creative swearing, and a cast of colourful characters.

Gein’s Family Giftshop headline Heavy Petting’s Fiasco at Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, on Saturday 7th March.

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