BBC launches a new comedy programme for the North East | Hosted by Steffen Peddie © Andy Hollingworth

BBC launches a new comedy programme for the North East

Hosted by Steffen Peddie

BBC Newcastle is to launch a new comedy programme for the North East called It’s Grin Up North. 

Created by and hosted by stand-up Steffen Peddie, the two-hour show, which starts on Friday August 10 promises gags, sketches and interviews, as well as music and information about the local comedy scene.

Peddie said: ‘It’s great to have this opportunity to present such a ground breaking show for the BBC in the North East. It’s a real hotbed of talent and I’m convinced that we can dig out some genuine comedy diamonds and give comics and writers a real chance to shine.’

Doug Morris, managing editor of BBC Newcastle, added: ‘The show underlines the BBC’s commitment to developing and showcasing new comedy through writing workshops and stand up gigs, providing content for the new show and giving a home to new and upcoming comedy talent.’

The show will also be broadcast on BBC Tees,

Published: 17 Jul 2018

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