Jason Cook, star and creator of popular North East sitcom ‘Hebburn’, brings his jam-packed comedy set to Stockton this month.
First broadcast on the BBC in 2012, the success of ‘Hebburn’ helped Cook onto various projects, including becoming the face of a Jacobs advert in 2014 and starring in his own radio series.
Cook entered the stand-up comedy world in 2005 with sketch group, ‘Soups’. Just two years later, the North East comic was performing his first solo show at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Cook’s ‘My Confessions’ tour in 2007 was written at the time his father suffered a stroke and battled through a long, hard-fought recovery process. Cook naturally documented this journey, with his father’s permission, through his comedy material to the delight of his audiences.
In 2008, despite the loss of his father, Cook described the gratification of mourning his loss through comedy. Working with his father to create the content for 2008 tour ‘Joy’, Cook dealt with his father’s cancer diagnosis and untimely death bravely. Listening to the hospital ward stories told by his father, Cook retold them with delicate ease.
Most recently, Jason launched South Tyneside Comedy Festival which ran from July 1st till August 6th 2017 – the line-up included Chris Ramsey, Carl Hutchinson and The Geordie Rat Pack, among other big names.
His talent has not gone unnoticed too, with Cook winning awards for his TV writing abilities and being nominated for ‘Best Compere’ in 2010 at The Chortle Awards, to name but a few accolades.
Jason Cook will perform at ARC, Stockton on Friday 8th September alongside special guest Glen Roughhead. Tickets, priced at £14.00, are available at arconline.co.uk.