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Retweet After Me – The Scent of Champs to Nipple Clamps

March 25, 2013 |

Retweet After Me – 25/03/2013

Twitter is so addictive kids are starting to drop out of school to focus on it apparently. Lucky for us that means more funny tweets to choose from.

In the news this weekend, BBC Television Centre is closing its doors after all of 53 years, to be turned into a hotel, flats, a cinema and office space. Tweeps are going to miss the place by the sounds of it, or are they?

Finally, it’s been snowing again and Twitter has become the more than unseful weather app. Despite the bad weather @ParkBench has great tip get your car started, providing your partner is that way inclined of course.

Here’s who and what made us laugh in 140 characters or less this weekend:

You can follow us on Twitter @comedychords which is the account we’ll be using to choose our favourite tweets each and every weekend.

Retweet After Me – Traffic Police to Fashion Police

March 18, 2013 |

This weekend Twitter saw some ‘hard hitting’ traffic news provided by none other than police sargeant turned stand-up comedian Alfie Moore. Friday saw 24 hours of non-stop comedy in the form of Red Nose Day with HRH The Queen looking the most eager to raise money for charity. Other comedy was also provided with the fashion police putting in an appearance at the Vatican.

Here’s who and what made us laugh in 140 characters or less this weekend:



You can follow us on Twitter @comedychords which is the account we’ll be using to follow our followers to choose our favourite tweets each and every weekend.

The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast With Stuart Goldsmith. Episode 32: Carl Donnelly

March 13, 2013 |

We are overjoyed to be able to share with you Stuart Goldsmith‘s Chortle Award Nominated ‘The Comedian’s Comedian Podcast!’ Read More

Amused Moose Laugh Off 2013 Scotland Final Sunday 17 March

March 12, 2013 |

Ian Smith, host of the first 8 heats in London.

Following the hilarious first eight heats of The Amused Moose Laugh Off hosted by Ian Smith (BBC2′s Popatron) at The Albany’s Comedy Cellar, London, its time to head over to the Scotland final which will be held on Sunday 17 March at 7.15pm and hosted by Janey Godley. Read More

The Living Room Sessions – Episode 1

March 8, 2013 |

This week Comedy Chords is proud to feature an all new podcast The Living Room Sessions, in association with The Stand Comedy Club, bringing you chat, reviews and discussions presented by three Stand regulars; Gus Lymburn, Gareth Waugh & Keir McAllister. Read More

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 Awards Nominees Announced

March 1, 2013 |

Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival 2013 drew to a close on the 24th February having featured over 530 events in 60 venues across Leicester and Leicestershire. Over 500 performers appeared and audiences flocked from across the UK to the event, the longest running comedy festival in Europe. Read More

Nick Banks Organises Ha Ha Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk

July 25, 2012 |

An A to Z of comedians will be walking their funny feet along Hadrian’s Wall in an attempt to raise money and awareness for the Children and Young People’s Kidney Fund based at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI). Hartlepool-based Nick Banks and an evergrowing list of stand-up comedians, including the compere for the entire walk, Patrick Monahan, will be making their way along Hadrian’s Wall, taking a well deserved rest each night with six comedy gigs along the way.

We were eager to find out all about Nick’s project and he was more than happy to answer a few question all about it.

What urged you to organize the Ha Ha Hadrian’s Wall Charity Walk and why did you choose to support the Great North Childrens Hospital?

My best friend’s 2 year old son has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, and they are treating him at the Newcastle RVI. They have been great with my mate, little Harry and my mate’s partner Louise, so it’s my way of saying thank you to them.

Who have you got involved in the walk?

I have been overwhelmed by the people that have agreed to take part, with acts such as Pat Monahan, Martin Mor, Sully O’Sullivan, Kai Humphries, Ian Cognito and Seymour Mace.

What entertainment can we expect from them ‘en route’?

We are doing 6 gigs along the route, so we should have 6 fantastic nights of comedy.

A comedy gig each night after many miles walking must be pretty exhausting for everyone. Will they be doing stand-up sat down? Do you think they are all up to the challenge?

I think everybody will be ok. It averages out at about 14 miles a day, and we shall be setting off in the morning, so a few hrs walking followed by a few hours off before the gig for people to sort blisters and stuff. I am sure everyone will be ok.

Did you choose Pat Monahan to compere the gigs or was it something he had always planned to do with you? I know he has been involved in charity walks before.

Pat is a mate of mine, and I couldn’t ask for anyone better to compere. As soon as I mentioned I had this idea he jumped straight on board and said he would love to mc the whole walk.

Will you be performing any charity gigs before the actual walk?

Yes. There will be a gig on September 16th at the Aerodrome club in Thornaby headlined by Pat Monahan. The gig has been put on by a mate of mine, Keith Adams who is running gigs throughout the year to raise money for various charities and he asked if it would be ok to do a gig for the walk and of course I said yes.

Can anyone take part in the walk? Is there any way that they can raise money themselves for the charity by taking part?

If people want to come and join us for the walk they are more than welcome, but there are actually 22 comedians taking part, so if people do want to come and walk they will have to sort there own accomodation etc, but the more people talking about what we are doing and sharing this information with there friends etc, etc, the more money we will hopefully raise.

How can people donate right now if they are unable to take part?

If they just go onto our website, and go along to the donate page, that will take them to our Just Giving page and they can donate there.

As a final note Nick would like to thank everyone who is going to be involved. He has been truly humbled by everyone who has agreed to play a part, be it big or small, and just hope to raise a great amount of money for the children and young persons kidney fund at the Newcastle RVI, because the team there are doing a fantastic job not just for his friend’s son, but for all the kids that go there with kidney problems.

The Paediatric Nephrology unit at the Great North Children’s Hospital treats in excess of 1800 children per year, with referrals from all over the North East of England as well as Berwick, Cumbria and North Yorkshire. The Children and Young People’s Kidney Fund supports the unit by raising money for new and innovative medical equipment, enhanced staff training, research projects and patient entertainment and activities, including treats for the children at Christmas. The fund is administered by the Newcastle Healthcare Charity (Reg No 502473), one of two official charities supporting the endeavours of Newcastle’s hospitals.

Apart from the website there is also a Facebook page where you can keep up to date with the Charity Walk.

We wish Nich the best of luck with the project and ask you all to dig deep and make whatever donation you can to such a worthy cause.