Comedian will bring show back to region

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A top Wallsend comic known for his confrontational style of stand-up comedy, is preparing for a host of comedy events.

Gavin Webster, who has just finished filming for the forthcoming series of Starlings, screening in the spring on Sky Atlantic, is preparing to take his comedy show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before bringing it back to the north east later this year.

In the past, Webster has appeared on popular television panel shows such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The Regionnaires and Does Doug Know and, although the Wallsend wit once appeared in a sketch show, his appearances in Starlings were the first tentative steps he has taken in a serious acting role.

The 43-year-old comic said: “I did a sketch show called, No Signal, on FX channel.

“Is that acting? I don’t know. It was at Shepperton studios, which was exciting. But the experience on Starlings was very different to what I’m used too.

“It was great to make my acting debut and play a bloke like that: a sort of Andy McNab/ Alfred Hitchcock wannabe with a Geordie accent.

“I can do comedy, but I’ll leave the proper acting to the proper actors.”

His new show, Oh no, it’s Gavin Webster, will be at the Mill Volvo Tyne Theatre, on Friday, October 4.

Tickets are on sale now by calling 0844 4939999.