Series 2 and live dates for Northern News | Ian Smith and Amy Gledhill's podcast returns

Series 2 and live dates for Northern News

Ian Smith and Amy Gledhill's podcast returns

Ian Smith and Amy Gledhill are taking their comedy podcast Northern News on the road.

News that the show will play Sheffield, Hull, Leeds and Manchester this June comes as the show returns for a second series on Thursday.

Guests in the new run will include Nick Mohammed, Jessica Knappett, Iain Stirling, Morgan Rees, Kemah Bob, Sarah Keyworth, Rhys James and Sunil Patel.

The podcast was nominated for a Chortle Award this year and revolves around the two Northern comics – who both now live in London – scouring the local newspapers to get a taste of home.

Smith: said: ‘We’re back! After a long, long month of not reading about The North I'm ready to find out who's been arrested, who's found something weird in their food and any stories that manage to combine the two! 

‘After the first series included a dead dog reincarnated in a bat mat and a man tormented by someone shouting "porridge!" through his letterbox - I'm excited to see what other bizarre stories The North has to offer.

‘I'm still not sure how you can tour a podcast when it's all audio and you can't see or touch it, but Amy has assured me you can and that's what we're doing! I can't wait to meet the Yorkshire Pod-dings, the name I'm trying to give our listeners.

Gledhil added: ‘I never thought I'd miss (digitally) leafing through the Bradford Telegraph & Argus but I can't wait to be digging out the weird, wonderful and frankly bizarre stories from the beloved North.

‘I'm also chunked out my bean to be touring Northern News in the North - it's true home. Live shows have always been a hoot and I'm excited to meet the listeners, see what libellous things Ian says and get some proper nice scran on the way.’

Tickets for the tour  go on sale Wednesday. The dates are: June 23 at Sheffield Leadmill; June 26 at The Social in Hull; June 27 at The Wardrobe in Leeds and June 28 at   Manchester’s Fairfield Social Club.

Published: 2 Apr 2024

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