Spring/Summer Theatre 2019
Award-winning new writing from some of the most exciting playwrights on the scene today
In the boxing ring, the only thing more powerful than sibling rivalry is brotherly love.
Acclaimed award-winning comedian Kai and his brother Gav grew up on a council estate in the mean streets of Blyth, a socially deprived town on the outskirts of Newcastle. Gavin wasn’t just an older bro but also occasionally also a bodyguard, his “protection”, allowing Kai to develop the cocky, fearless personality that would equip him to go on to become an internationally successful stand-up.
This wonderfully affirming and downright hilarious story is how a life-changing accident in 2013 led the brothers to create one of the country’s most prestigious comedy chains, Punch-Drunk Comedy, and how Punch-Drunk’s regular stand-up events along with their associated food-bank collections, community outreach programmes as well as the now infamous and literally life-saving Comedians Boxing charity fundraiser Fight For Kian has brought some of the biggest names in live comedy to the working men’s clubs in the North East of England and has both reignited and rejuvenated a community’s spirit.
Feel good comedy of the highest order and jokes which (literally) pack a punch.
‘Awesome… Amazing… massive laughs… a festival highlight.’
‘Wonderfully affirming and downright hilarious .’
'Intensely emotional, incredibly inspirational and wonderfully told, and still littered with Humphries’ brilliant humour.'