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Image: The Delightful Sausage by Ed Moore

Ever wondered what it might be like to live in Edinburgh and have all those great Fringe events on your doorstep every year? Well, Newcastle comedy club The Stand is here to give you a taster, with a string of great comedians throughout October. The highlight of which might well be the excellently named The Delightful Sausage, who present their show Nowt But Sea (Sunday 9th) fresh from their sold-out and ‘best show’ nominated debut in Edinburgh. The comedy duo (Amy Gledhill from the Emily Atack show and Chris Cantrill from C4’s Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared) present a relentlessly hilarious, if horrifying tale of when Amy and Chris receive a mysterious letter inviting them to the private island of elite celebrity agent Cedric L’Shay (Paul Dunphy of sketch duo Larry & Paul). However, when they arrive it quickly becomes clear that there’s more going on than meets the eye…

Elsewhere throughout the month The Stand hosts Troy Hawke’s Sigmund Troy’d take on psychotherapy (Friday 7th); Lauren Pattison’s loosely scripted It Is What It Is (Saturday 8th); Home Truths by Kiri Pritchard-McLean (Saturday 15th); Elf Lyon’s horrifying comedy show Raven (Monday 17th); local lasses-done-good Your Aunt Fanny present their hilarious sketch show Muff Said (Tuesday 18th); and NARC.’s very own Si Beckwith debuts his new stand-up show Bricks, about the trials of becoming a step-parent and the ever present tribulations of errant Lego bricks (Sunday 23rd). All that, plus a double header with Christine Fekete and Brian Patafie (Monday 24th); Helen Bauer’s ode to self-care Madam Good Tit (Thursday 27th); Sarah Keyworth’s poignant and powerful Lost Boy (Friday 28th) and veteran comic Tom Stade’s The High Road (Sunday 30th).

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