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TONY LAW

TONY LAW

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Saturday 3rd / Sunday 4th May 2020

Full details to be announced.

Tony Law's 16th show is turning out to be his best yet. Top drawer Tony, for connoisseurs of comedy who have seen it all and are funny in their own bones. Comedian’s comedian’s comedian for the comedy nerd seeking Dadaist nirvana.

Tony Law identifies as a Hominid. Homo Sapiens, Neanderthal, Indo-European horse tribesman, an Englishman, a Canadian, a norn iron man, a Trinidadian and a Tobagonian. A dog, a dog owner, owned by a dog, a surrealist, an absurdist and an artist who is comedy of person. A parent, a thrower, a catcher, a reader and a farmer

Steve Hughes

IN ASSOCIATION WITH CATHEDRAL QUARTER ARTS FESTIVAL

STEVE HUGHES

ARE YOU SERIOUS?

Wednesday 6th May 2020
Black Box, Belfast

Doors 7.30pm, unreserved seating 
Tickets £14 and on sale now 

As seen on BBC One’s Live At The Apollo and The Michael McIntyre Show

Returning to the UK for his first full length tour in six years, Australian comedy legend Steve Hughes is known the world over for his hard hitting, take no prisoners stand up.

Internationally renowned as a comedy powerhouse, Steve has spent the past 5 years confronting his demons, recovering from a crippling breakdown and severe depression.  He’s lucky to be alive, let alone funny.  But when your life turns to hell there has to be a few laughs in there somewhere…

Having been to the abyss, the comedy powerhouse now returns to the UK better – and more lucid than ever before.  He’s recently played to sell-out crowds and great critical acclaim around Australia, now catch his highly-anticipated return to the UK.  Join him as he offers a hilarious ride through the dark night of the soul and presents his inciteful interpretation of an insane world.

Free-thinking, intelligent, opinionated; this is Steve doing what he’s always done best; making the uncomfortable acceptable and the horrifying hilarious.

“Outstanding.  Hughes is gold” Metro 5 Stars

“An honesty and openness rarely seen among comics.  His insights are spot on, his opinions are intelligent and his jokes are top class” The Guardian

“Exactly what political comedy should be, intelligent, provocative, profound, and topped off with good, solid gags. See him while it’s still legal” Chortle

“Hughes makes Armageddon seem like a proper laugh riot” Rolling Stone

DES BISHOP

IN ASSOCIATION WITH LISA RICHARDS AGENCY

DES BISHOP

MIA MAMMA

Saturday 21st November 2020
Elmwood Hall, Belfast

Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £22 and on sale now

I am often asked “where do you get your material from?” The truth is really that I try to see the funny in everything. My mother died in March 2019 and of course it was sad and grief can be tough sometimes but I saw a lot of funny in that too. Since death comes to us all and grief is something most of us will experience I thought there must be plenty of people who would like that funny to be shared. Also I did a show about my Dad being sick back in 2010 and I couldn’t face my mother in the afterlife because I know her first question would be “your Father got a show, how come I didn’t get one?”

I think it’s tougher to lose your mum. My Dad was best supporting actor. My mother was the actress in a leading role. You are never ready when the star of the show dies. So this is a show about My mother. It’s a show about motherhood and sacrifice, anxiety and grief, the mistakes you make as a mother and a son and the hard road to forgiveness and finally it’s about loss, grief and the chaos that surrounds it.

Where do I get my material from?

Life and death!

TOM STADE – MARCH 2020

IN ASSOCIATION WITH BLUE JEANS MANAGEMENT

TOM STADE

YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET

Friday 27th March 2020
Elmwood Hall, Belfast

Doors 7.30pm 
Tickets £20 and on sale now 

Following his last smash-hit UK tour and direct from this year’s Edinburgh festival Tom is back on the road with a brand-new show. 

The kids have moved out and it’s the dawn of a new era! Tom’s embracing change with his usual spirit and irrepressible sense of mischief; what’s coming is way better than what has gone!
 30 years on the comedy frontline and this Canadian legend remains as engaging, innovative and hilarious as ever. 

As seen on Ch4’s Comedy Gala, BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, The John Bishop Show and Live at the Apollo.

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Queen’s Comedy RIP

After twenty-five years of comedy, on Wednesday 7th of March, we ended one of Belfast’s longest running and in our eyes, the best comedy club to rest.

First started by Colin Murphy in February 1993, the club has had everyone who is anyone in the last twenty-five years of comedy play. Al Murray, Dylan Moran, Peter Kay, Corky and the Juice Pigs, Sarah Millican, Richard Ayoade, Kevin Bridges, Nina Conti, Phill Jupitus, Jenny Eclair, Ed Byrne, Adam Hills, Alan Carr, John Bishop, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, David O’Doherty, John Richardson, Joe Lycett, Aisling Bea, Ardal O’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons, Reg D Hunter, to name just a few.

The final show was headlined by one of our favorites Jason Byrne with support from Chris Kent and of course, the man that started it all, compere Colin Murphy. Check out some of the pictures from the night below.

Photos by Carrie Davenport

Joe Lycett

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve upgraded Joe’s new show, “I’m about to lose control and I think Joe Lycett” on Thursday 14th of June from the Mandela Hall to the prestigious Whitla Hall.

Previously purchased tickets remain valid and new tickets are now available from qub.glistrr.com or seetickets.com

Limmy

We were delighted to work alongside Permo Productions and RiotBox Productions to bring ‘Limmy – That’s Your Lot’ to the Mandela Hall in May/June for three sold out shows. Here are some pictures from the shows below.

Friday 19th of May 2017
photographs by McGilloway Photography

 

Tuesday 6th of June 2017
photographs by Simple Tapestry

 

Foil Arms and Hog

Here are some pictures from our sold out show with Foil Arms and Hog from the Mandela Hall on Friday 17th of February.

Foil Arms and Hog – Doomdah
photography by Jim Corr

Out To Lunch

As always, we’re delighted to be part of the wonderful 2016 ‘Out To Lunch’ Festival. On the 10th of January, we bring The Boy With Tape On His Face to the Black Box, Belfast. We’re very excited and we hope you will be too. Here’s all the details

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THE BOY WITH TAPE ON HIS FACE
at The Black Box
In association with the Out to Lunch Festival

Sunday 10th January 2016, 8.00pm
Tickets: £10.00

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Silence with noise, stand-up with no talking – drama with no acting. This show speaks for itself.

Combine the sheer, childlike absurdness of Vic Reeves with the deft, physical intonation of Hugh Laurie and the genius of Charlie Chaplin and you have Sam Wills: The Boy with Tape on His Face.

This exciting one-man show from New Zealand is attracting attention across the globe, ‘The Boy With Tape on His Face’ has racked up awards in Australia, New Zealand and the UK including a Fosters Comedy Award at the Edinburgh Fringe

This Boy is going placesThe Times (UK) *****

The Boy With Tape on His Face is utterly spectacular! Endlessly inventive, hysterically funny. Sublime physical lunacy – fight for a ticket.Time Out (UK) *****

AS SEEN ON ITV1’s COMEDY ROCKS WITH JASON MANFORD, 2011 ROYAL VARIETY SHOW, BBC3s LIVE FROM THE FRINGE AND BBC2s COMEDY PROM FROM THE ALBERT HALL