A ‘hilarious’ song by a North East comedian about his hometown has gone viral online over the weekend racking up 150,000 views.

The video, starring comedian Dave Chrisp has sparked a huge reaction online, with Dave even being spotted out in the shops at the weekend.

In the video, Dave performs a self-written song about his hometown of Ashington, Northumberland, which he brands the “the jewel of the North”.

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Since it was uploaded on Friday last week (September 16) the video has totalled 150,000 views and been shared more than 4,500 times.

Speaking to The Northern Echo, Dave, an IT technician said: “It’s been crazy – I’ve had success with some of my songs before, but nothing has ever done this well.

“I was a bit nervous about uploading it as I wasn’t sure if it would be too niche, or people would be angry that I was taking the mick out of their home town but the reaction has been really positive.

“I was even spotted by someone in B&M at the weekend. You know you’ve made it when you’re spotted in B&M.”

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Dave, an IT technician, has been dabbling in comedy for the last two decades, and has been uploading his songs to Facebook for the last five years.

Dave added: “It gives you a boost when something does well and it’s good to see people going back and watching my other stuff.”

Reacting to the video, one commenter said: “One of the funniest things I’ve ever seen. Sums it up perfectly (sic).”

While another simply said: “I can’t breathe!”

You can watch the whole video on Dave’s Facebook page ‘Dave Chrisp Comedy’.

Viewer discretion is advised as the song contains very strong language.

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