Community comic night

Punch Drunk Comedy's opening night.
Punch Drunk Comedy's opening night.

A Blyth resident is hoping the sound of laughter will help breathe new life into his local community.

Gavin Humphries and his brother, stand-up comic Kai, have launched a new comedy night at Newsham Side Club in Winship Street.

Punch-Drunk Comedy aims to bring the world’s best stand-up talent to Northumberland, as well as bringing the community back together.

“In an age when we spend more time than ever before behind a keyboard, we want to bring the community spirit back to Blyth,” said Gavin.

The comedy club has teamed up with Princess Ellie Trust, and it raised more than £480 on opening night.

Tickets for the next show, on Tuesday, February 17, priced £7, are on sale now.

To get involved in Punch-Drunk Comedy, check out the Facebook page at Punch-Drunk Comedy – Blyth , online at PunchDrunkComedy or on Twitter @PunchDrunkBlyth

The box office number for tickets is 07738 663379 or they can be purchased online at Ticket Source