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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 or


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


at The Black Box
In association with the Out to Lunch Festival

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


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) *****



This is our third year running a Friday night comedy show for the wonderful Q-Con festival and we think it’s our best lineup to date. We have Irish rap troupe extrodinaire Abandoman doing headlining duties. If you’re unfamiliar with Abandoman’s work, you might want to check this video out below. Everytime we’ve had them played, they’ve blown the roof off and this time will be no exception!

Supporting on the night are two local acts George Firehorse and Matthew Collins, with Colin Murphy taking up compering duties.

What is Q-CON?
Q-Con is the annual Gaming & Anime Convention hosted by QUB Dragonslayers, the Queen’s University Belfast Gaming and Anime Society. Q-Con returns for its 22nd year in June 2015 and promises to continue its tradition of providing the UK & Ireland’s greatest weekend of gaming and anime entertainment!

How do I get Tickets?
There are a limited number of tickets available to the general public for this show. 100 in total and these will be available for £10 from the Queen’s Students’ Union reception.

If you’ve already purchased a Friday day pass or weekend pass for the festival, tickets for the show are free and will be available at the main Q-Con area. (suggested £1 charity donation is welcome)

Jason Byrne

We’re delighted to present a very special show alongside Queen’s Comedy Club. What with summer coming to Ireland, why not celebrate slightly less rain and slightly smaller gas bills with an evening in the company of ‘The outright King of live comedy’ The Times. What more could you want, an evening with a grand stretch in it and an evening with Jason Byrne.

The Star of ‘Live At The Apollo’ BBC and ‘Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show’ TV3 performs a handful of intimate shows to get everyone in the mood for the holliers.

Support comes from Chortle Student Award winner Luke McGibbon and compere Colin Murphy.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased directly from Queen’s Students’ Union or via Ticketmaster.

Out To Lunch

We’re genuinely delighted to have two shows in the 2015 ‘Out to Lunch’ Festival. It’s one of our favourite festivals and the best way to warm the cockles on those cold January evenings (and lunchtimes).

The two shows come from Fireworks and Mash favourites; Tony Law and Tom Stade.

Tony brings you into the Zone of Tone for life affirming, changing comedy of a sort. The show is in the Black Box, Belfast on Sunday 18th of January.

Tom brings his new show Decisions Decisions to the Black Box, Belfast for the first time on Thursday 22nd of January.

Both shows are £10 and onsale now from the Out To Lunch website.

Queen’s Comedy Autumn 2014

Queen’s Comedy Club welcomes in another term of comedy with a line-up any festival would be proud of!

We kick off proceedings on Wednesday 24th of September with one of the stars of ‘Him & Her’ and ‘8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown’, Joe Wilkinson. Joe plays his only Irish date in 2014 with support from Irish standup Jarlath Regan.

On Wednesday the 1st of October, we’re joined by one of Ireland’s all time great comedians, Kevin McAleer. Kevin is truly one of the comedic masters and has influenced a whole new generation of comedians in Ireland and the UK. On the night support comes from the ‘mad magician with amazing skills, dodgy jokes, an infectious smile’, George Firehorse.

Wednesday 8th of October, sees ‘Ireland’s seventh biggest hip-hop crew’, Abandoman perform. Fresh from supporting multi-platinum artist Ed Sheeran on his sell-out UK tour, come witness Abandoman lift the roof of the Mandela hall with their ingenious comedy rap stylings. Support comes from the 2014 Galway Tedfest Toilet Duck award winner, Donal Vaughan.

Our final show of the term is Wednesday 15th of October and sees the comedy genius of Howard Read. Perhaps best known as the other half of the animated six-year-old virtual stand-up comic, Little Howard, Howard has appeared with him on some of the biggest TV shows in the world (even This Morning with Phil and Holly!). Multi-award winning Australian stand-up, Felicity Ward is support on the night.

Compere for all our shows is Colin Murphy, best known for RTE’s The Panel and his BBC shows The Blame Game and Great Unanswered Questions.

Wednesday 24th September
Joe Wilkinson, Jarlath Regan and Colin Murphy – Buy Tickets

Wednesday 1st October
Kevin McAleer, George Firehorse and Colin Murphy – Buy Tickets

Wednesday 8th October
Abandoman, Donal Vaughan and Colin Murphy – Buy Tickets

Wednesday 15th October
Howard Read, Felicity Ward and Colin Murphy – Buy Tickets


We’re very excited to be bringing ‘Little Howard’s Big Show for Kids’ to The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival on Wednesday 7th May.

Tickets are £5 and available below. Lots of great shows on at this years festival, so make sure to buy early and often!!

Big Howard Little Howard