The Chat Show ran for five years at Stand Newcastle.
Originally looking for a way to run charity fundraisers that were a step away from the usual comedy night.
Every month different guests would join me at The Stand and take part in a chat show, live with no cameras and no censor!
What did we discuss? Well if you were present then you will know, lots of tales and backstage chat that the audience did not usually get to hear, and you had the chance to put questions to the guests as well.
The first show was in November 2012 and after some jiggery pokery, a regular format emerged. The show was regularly warmed up by the “Nicest Man in Showbiz” Alfie Joey, singing tunes and with some of the best shoes to grace that stage.
The “Topical Top Ten” and “Look What We Found On the Internet” were audience favourites, along with the chance to ask the guests the questions they wanted answering.
The show would not have been possible without the guests. All who gave their time free of charge to help raise money for local and national charities.
Guests included Jason Cook, Simon Donald, Dave Haddingham, Sarah Millican, The Futureheads, Chris Ramsey, Seymour Mace, Gavin Webster, “Run Geordie Run” Mark Allison, Ben Crompton, Colin Briggs, John Cooper, Carl Hutchinson, Alan Robson, Vladamir McTavish, Anvil Springstein, Glen Roughead, Pat Dunn, Neil Grainger, Holly Garshong (UK Naked Sledging Champion) Alex Collier, Matt Reed and many others as well!
Due to work commitments the show was shelved in 2017.
Will it return some day?
Only time will tell