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Since debuting in a pub in Gateshead in 1993, Gavin Webster has been a dominant force on the North East comedy stage. His anecdotal comedy is personal to the region, situated between the grudges your uncle would moan about and eager, nuanced observations that, well, mostly return us to his grievances. After five years, Webster returns to his ‘natural home’, Tyne Theatre & Opera House, on Friday 12th November.

Set to tackle ageing, lockdown, being on hold, young people’s inability to drive and his teenage daughter’s hot takes on his lack of understanding, Gavin Plays Live To Actual People promises a homecoming of belly laughs and his ukulele, an uplifting instrument Webster has tuned to the key of his bitter and impassioned humour.

Recognisable from his roles in both I, Daniel Blake and comparing Gateshead Council to the Third Reich, Webster has cemented himself as a Northern comedy legend over his substantial career; performing live from Newcastle is where he is at his best.

Support comes from Lee Kyle, another of the region’s finest comedic talents, who, having been described as both ‘sophisticated’ and ‘ridiculous’, takes no prisoners…especially when potatoes are involved.

Gavin Webster and Lee Kyle perform at Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Friday 12th November

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