Damp Knight Comedy: Die Haardvark

Main House Theatre  |  14 December 2023



Yippee Ki-Yay.

Twas the 10th night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except the idiots messing round on the stage, in standard 2×2 cover formation.

It’s the festive season! And what better way to celebrate than to come out to the coast, get together and have a few laughs as you gorge yourself on snorts, howls, chortles, chuckles, guffaws all cooked up and served fresh by the most whispered about comedy group in all Northumberland.

Damp Knight Comedy return to the Maltings Theatre for their 12th creative comedy spectacular – Die Haardvark (yes, it is a Christmas Show) and for this 1 night only we won’t be in The Studio. Now we have the Main Stage, Ho-Ho-Ho.

Damp Knight Comedy take elements of popular improv TV shows (such as Mock the Week, Fast and Loose & Whose Line Is It Anyway?), add their own signature brand of surreal, unpredictable spontaneity and hit fast-forward for a night of unforgettable, high-octane comedy, inspired entirely by the audience’s suggestions.

Join the Damp Knights in their first ever Christmas special; “Die Haardvark”, as they invent and scramble their way through impossible situations, ridiculous games and even the odd inconceivable musical number all for your entertainment, knowing that they genuinely do not have a pre-approved script or storyline to fall back on.

Old favourites such as Forward/Reverse and New Choice will be on offer as well as the ever growing arsenal of Damp Knight originally created games including some new festively themed ones.

It’s a night of hilarity for all who attend, or an opportunity to get proper bonus points on your Staff Christmas Night Out, by bringing them to a comedy show and volunteering yourself for audience participation! (Audience Participation Not Mandatory).

Who Are Damp Knight Comedy?
Formed in 2015, creative comedy cronies ‘Damp Knight Comedy’ are a group of passionate funny peoples, performers and general ne’er-do-wells that know how to make audiences laugh but haven’t yet mastered writing a script. After many gigs round the North East and the South of Scotland, as well as several sell-out performances at The Maltings, they are back with their quick wits, stage chemistry and complete lack of shame.

You can also find them performing in a whole host of other productions on and off the stage, including wowing audiences with their singing and dancing in the incredibly popular Here Come the Girls shows.

Welcome to the party, pals.