Show Cancellation

I am afraid to say our show with Jake O’Kane, Colin Murphy and Tim McGarry has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

If you have purchased tickets for the show, please contact your point of purchase for details of how to get a full refund.

Tony Law Interview

Tony Law did an interview with the Irish News ahead of his show with us in the Mandela Hall. Check it out below (click to enlarge):


BUG Cancelled

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Adam Buxton’s BUG Radiohead has been cancelled. Ticket refunds are available from point of purchase. If you are experiencing any problems please get in touch.

We are currently trying to re-schedule the show for next year. We’ll keep you posted when we do!

We’re very excited to see the return of Adam Buxton, when he brings his BUG Radiohead Special to Screen 5 in the Odyssey Cinema this October.

This unique show will see the band’s amazing music video output celebrated on the big screen – their greatest videos, their collaborations with directors such as such as Jonathan Glazer, Grant Gee, Shynola, Garth Jennings – and BUG’s very own Adam Buxton – and also rareties, seldom seen on the big screen, or indeed any screen.

Don’t miss what promises to be a very special night of extraordinary sound and vision, and much more fun besides.

Queen’s Comedy Autumn Lineup

We’re delighted to announce our Autumn 2013 dates which sees us run from the 25th September to the 6th November.

Wednesday 25th September
Damian Clark and Andrew Stanley – compere Colin Murphy

Wednesday 9th October
Phil Nichol plus support – compere Colin Murphy

Wednesday 16th October
Gary Delaney and Steve Day – compere Colin Murphy

Wednesday 23rd October
Boothby Graffoe and Paul Currie – compere Colin Murphy

Not to mention our tour with Tony Law in November

Saturday 9th November
Tony Law – Nonsense Overdrive

The Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival

As you may have noticed, we have the genius that is Adam Buxton bringing his Best of Bug show to Belfast on the Wednesday 8th May, as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival.

It’s a show we’ve been trying to book for a long time and we’re delighted to finally have it announced. The show is taking place in the Odyssey Cinema on Wednesday 8th May in Screen 5. Tickets are £15/£13 concession.

Hope to see you there. Also remember to check out all the other amazing events at the festival.

Out To Lunch Festival

We’re delighted to have booked Tony Law’s Edinburgh 2012 show for this year’s Out To Lunch Festival. We’ve long been fans of the festival and the great work they do. So it gives us a great pleasure to be part of this years team.

Full details of the show can be found on our shows page.

Queen’s Comedy Autumn Lineup

I know it’s something people say a lot when they’re announcing lineups, but we are truly delighted to be announcing this terms Queen’s Comedy Club lineup. We spent a considerable amount of time and money at this years Edinburgh Festival trying to find new acts that would work well at the club. Thankfully we think we’ve managed it and then some.

Wednesday 19th September
Bernard O’Shea, Jason Coughlan and Colin Murphy

Wednesday 24th October 
Tiffany Stevenson, Aisling Bea and Colin Murphy

Wednesday 7th November 
Jarlath Regan, Daniel Simonsen and Colin Murphy

Wednesday 21st November 
Joe Lycett, Chris Stokes and Colin Murphy

Wednesday 5th December
TBA, Dan Nightingale and Colin Murphy

Full details can be found on the website at

Belfast Festival

Fireworks and Mash is delighted to have been asked to help programme the comedy at this year’s Queen’s Belfast Festival. Not only is it the first time they’ve done comedy in a good few years, it’s also their 50th anniversary, so we’re delighted to take part.

We’re also pretty proud of the diverse list of shows we’ve booked. You can find the list of shows below. For full show and ticketing details please visit the Belfast Festival website:

David O’Dohery, Scott Capurro’s Position, Abandoman, Adam Riches, Terry Alderton, Jon Richardson, Colin Murphy’s Great Unanswered Questions Live, Comedy For Kids and Irish Mammies.

It promises to be a great festival with musical highlights being Van Morrison and Ray Davies. Go check it out.


Hello and welcome to Fireworks and Mash. We were formed on August 1st 2012 with the sole goal of bringing some of the finest comedy shows Belfast has ever seen. We have a number of shows up our sleeves that we’ll hopefully be sharing with you in the next few days/weeks. So in the meantime have a nosey about the site and let us know what you think.

Also check out our cool new logo designed by ourselves and the wonderful Jamie Sale. Go check out his other work.