Newcastle-born 1980 Viz book comic writer and co-founder, Simon Donald, returns to the North East this month with his stand-up comedy show.
After creating the hugely successful ‘Comic in a Bedroom’ within his hometown of Newcastle, Donald said goodbye to his popular creations after 24 years including controversial Geordie, ‘Sid the Sexist’.
Simon entered the world of comedy in 2005, much to the delight of his growing fan-base. His change in career proved a success as he’s been a frequent performer at Edinburgh Fringe Festival from 2009, made the people of Newcastle laugh with his ‘Sold Out’ solo show, and in 2012-2015 hosted a spoof panel show at The Stand Comedy Club in the North East.
The comic book creator has remained loyal to his artistic roots by incorporating some memorable characters into his routine. Audiences will be introduced to market researcher Barry Twyford, dogs body Bingo from Benton Drunken Street, Jeremy Jitler – a novice comedian with no sense of humour, Rich Kestrel – a cockney motor mouth and ‘supplier’ to the stars, and Dominic Farquhar – a first-year medic.
The popular local star has also been generous with local charities. Suffering with dyslexia himself, Simon has been a patron of local charity Dyslexia North East – helping the children of the city.
Donald will join host Andy Fury at Hilarity Bitesize New Act and New Material Night at the Hole in the Wall, Darlington on Monday 11th September.
Tickets, priced at just £3.00 in advance, are available from hilaritybites.co.uk.