The first headline act confirmed for Laffs4Kids 2017 on Tuesday 12th December is much-loved comedian and local lad Chris Ramsey, fresh from his UK sell-out tour!

Chris is known for regular appearances on ITV2 show Celebrity Juice, hosts a weekly show on Comedy Central and a second series of his own show The Chris Ramsey Show has just been commissioned.

Chris on-stage with Jason at Laffs4Kids 2015

Others acts already confirmed are Justin Moorhouse, known for his role in Phoenix Nights, Liverpool Comedian of the Year Adam Rowe, Carl Hutchinson as seen on Comedy Central and The Geordie Rat Pack with the Paul James Band!

Northumbrian Water have also added their support by sponsoring this year’s event and covering venue costs, meaning that all proceeds will go directly to Metro Radio Cash for Kids to benefit disabled and disadvantaged North East children. Their staff have already been getting involved in collecting toys, have organised a sponsored walk and cycle ride and will be volunteering at the event and in the Mission Christmas warehouse too!

Jason Cook said; “This event couldn’t have gone better the last couple of years. The acts have all given up their time for free and the North East public have showed up in their droves, had a brilliant night and been unbelievably generous in donating toys. Some of them come with bin bags full of toys, it completely warms your heart. The fact that Cash for Kids then get those toys to children who would otherwise get forgotten, makes all of the hard work worthwhile. Thanks to Northumbrian Water for coming on board and helping us to make this year bigger and better.”

Maureen Berne from Northumbrian Water commented; “Laffs4Kids is a unique heart-warming event and it really captured the imagination of our people. It’s such a simple idea but so effective in making a difference to the community that we work in, which is very important to us as a company. Our teams are already busy collecting toys and we’re looking forward to helping on the night and throughout the Mission Christmas campaign.”

Join us on Tuesday 12th December!

The entry fee to Laffs4Kids 2017 is still a new and unwrapped Christmas present, with a seat reservation fee of £5 to control numbers and ensure there are seats for all. You can book through the Theatre Royal Box Office online or by calling 08448 11 21 21.

More new acts will be unveiled over the next few weeks. Once again there’ll be a feast of well-known comedy faces, musicians and some surprises too!