• Tue. Jun 18th, 2024

North East Connected

Hopping Across The North East From Hub To Hub

Teesdale Comedy Club Welcomes Award-Winning US Sketch Duo


Sep 19, 2017 #Barnard Castle, #Comedy

On Saturday 14 October, Funny Way To Be comedy club will welcome anarchic cult comedy duo The Pajama Men to The Witham, Barnard Castle.

Drawing on their huge catalogue of classic bits, always introducing new material and lacing it all together with bizarre improvised tangents, the US twosome present their chaotic cabaret of jubilant and inventive comedy in new show Pterodactyl Nights.

The Pajama Men are Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez, a pair of American character comics from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Renowned for their unique brand of physical comedy, split-second character changes and razor-sharp comedic timing (all enjoyed while performing in their pajamas), the pair have won numerous awards, including the prestigious Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Best Newcomer and Best of the Fest at The Sydney Comedy Festival in 2009.

Allen and Chavez began performing together in 2000, after meeting at a High School improv group audition in 1993, and have “been doing stupid things together ever since”. In 2004, they took a show to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where they were nominated for the Perrier Best Newcomer Award.

Since then, they have performed on the Fringe Festival circuit in Canada, and at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the Sydney Comedy Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and more. In 2010, they had a sold-out run in London, England where they became the highest-selling act ever to play The Soho Theatre.

Funny Way To Be promoter Peter Dixon said: “We’re really excited to have such a brilliant, and singular show with us at Funny Way To Be. The Pajama Men have been delighting audiences around the world with their breakneck, lawless sketches and giddy ad-libbing, and we can’t wait to let them loose in Barnard Castle.”

Tickets are £14 and are available now from funnywaytobe.com and the Witham Box Office. Show suitable for ages 14+.

By Emily