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Let the comedy chaos commence as twelve hot, hilarious, new acts try to beat the dreaded gong and win over the ARC audience!

This jaw-dropping spectacle, is crammed with brilliantly off-the-cuff, unpredictable stand-up & audience-led savagery. All will be just-about-held-together by Gong Master MC Allyson June Smyth

Special guest David Eagle started performing stand-up in 2018, and was award New Comedian of the Year 2019 at both Bath Festival and Leicester Square Theatre. He has performed on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, and regularly supports Boothby Graffoe. David is also one third of award-winning folk band The Young’uns, and presents The Young’uns Podcast, where he mixes music, chat, and a variety of irreverent features.

Please note: Beat the Gong can contain strong content and is strictly for over 18s.

Opening Times



£10.50 (inc. booking fee)


Address: ARC - Stockton Arts Centre, Dovecot Street, Stockton-on-Tees, UK


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