Hebburn writer Jason Cook and Phoenix Nights star Justin Moorhouse will both be appearing at The Witham in Barnard Castle on Tuesday 1 July for a special night of stand-up.
The show toasts four years of top comedy from the likes of Russell Howard, Chris Ramsey, Josie Long, Mark Watson and Russell Kane, who’ve all performed for Funny Way To Be since 2010.
Peter Dixon, of Teesdale promoters Funny Way To Be, said: “Jason Cook was the headline act in our very first show in 2010. He's now become recognized as one of the best comics in the UK so we were delighted when he was back in touch about performing his brand new show. The fact that he's going to be joined by Justin Moorhouse, for our 4th anniversary and 50th event, makes it even more special.”
Funny Way To Be favourite Jason Cook is the creator and star of BBC2 sitcom Hebburn. His hit Geordie series about life on Tyneside attracted over two million viewers before coming to an end after two series in 2013.
The award-winning comedian is also a hugely successful stand-up in his own right, garnering four and five stars reviews whenever he takes a new show to the Edinburgh Fringe.
Justin Moorhouse is probably best known for his role as Young Kenny in Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights and its spin-off Max and Paddy's Road To Nowhere.
On top of that, he has made TV appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Dave’s One Night Stand and the recent Open All Hours special, Still Open All Hours.
He has also written for television and radio, with credits including the 11 O'Clock Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, and the comedy drama for Radio 4, An Insurance Inspector Calls.
Speaking ahead of the show, Moorhouse said: “Me and Jason [Cook] are going up to Edinburgh for the Fringe and this time of year is all about previewing the shows, getting them ready, and tweaking, sweating, panicking and nearly giving up. It’s a lonely road but well worth it.
“To that end, Jason and I are helping each other out by doing a few previews together and giving each other notes.
“If we were theatrical types we might say we were directing each other’s shows, but seeing as though he’s a former Merchant Navy man and I’m a very manly kind of bloke we won’t.”
Tickets for Funny Way To Be’s fourth birthday show are £6, via funnywaytobe.com.
As part of the comedy club’s summer programme, Cook’s Hebburn co-star Chris Ramsey returns to the Parish Hall in Barnard Castle on Thursday 14 August with a special performance of his new show, The Most Dangerous Man On Saturday Morning Television.
Tickets for all Funny Way To Be shows are on general sale now from funnywaytobe.com.