Comedy Lab: Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk (work-in-progress)
Jul 22 @ 8:00 pm

Paul Currie: Trufficle Musk (work-in-progress)
8pm / £5 online in advance to guarantee a seat, or PWYW (pay what you want) on exit =

GENDERS & NON GENDERS come smell the prevailing winds of HUMAN toxicity in the air and plunge your human meat gloves into the zeitgeist pavlova and gently take each other by the frontal cortex as we ascend into the sparkling mind satchel of comedian Paul Victor Currie.
This is an early stages work in progress of his new hour long show TRUFFICLE MUSK that will be going to Edinburgh Fringe 2019. TRUFFICLE MUSK is his 6th hour long Show and the follow up to last years hit HOT DONKEY which won Paul the BEST SHOW comedians choice award at the Edinburgh Fringe.

This new show will see Currie get even more personal than in any previous show. He’ll delve into his personal experience of 40 years of being bullied, his ongoing struggle with anxiety & mental health and his love of glove, interpretive dance and ice therapy.

Expect truth bombs galore but also life affirming fun in equal measure.

Think Monty Python meets Samuel Becket in a cheap hotel bed on a cocktail of Buckfast and Rum and your not even close.

Tickets at £5 guarantee a seat or PWYW (pay what you want) on exit.

WINNER – Best Show
Comedians Choice Award

“Paul Currie is a disturbingly brilliant comic who plays his crowd like the conductor of an orchestra. Currie’s ability to have the audience in his thrall as an ensemble, waiting expectantly in absolute silence for the next moment, is genius.”
Broadway Baby 2018

“The way Currie interacts with the crowd is a marvel in itself as he effortlessly manipulates them with barely a word. The audience are treated with love and respect and it’s hard to see a face that doesn’t grin with childish glee at the antics in the room. Hot Donkey balances the right amount of the absurdity in a comedy hour that will tickle the heart of even the most straight laced cynics.
The WEE Review 2018

“I wish I’d seen him sooner. I’ll be back to see him every year. My favourite comedy show of the Fringe this year.”

“Currie is utterly unique. A new standard has been set for the fringe. ”
The Skinny

“There was something extra original about this guy, it was like watching the Monty Python version of stand-up comedy.” ★★★★★

“a unique blast of silly that’s found its groove and place amongst the Fringe’s elite… he’s fast developing a cult following.
… everything Currie does has the spirit of Vic and Bob, The Young Ones and everything surreal that’s come before or since”
EdFest magazine

“Currie is easily the King of the Fringe.” ★★★★★
Voice Magazine

“Paul Currie’s style of stand-up defies expectations and labels… you’ll leave with cheeks and sides aching with laughter — and little idea of what’s just happened.” ★★★★
The Times

“Currie is so inventive that it’s genuinely astounding.”
★★★★ and a half
Short Com

“Beautifully crafted, committed and exciting silliness”
John Higgins, Culture NI

The Skinny ★★★★★

The New Current ★★★★★

One4review ★★★★★

Edinburgh Festivals ★★★★

Three Weeks ★★★★


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Comedy Lab: Mark McCarney + Jordan Robinson
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm

As part of this year’s Comedy Lab season, we are proud to present a series of showcases featuring some of our favourite new and emerging acts.

Mark McCarney and Jordan Robinson are both fairly new to the Northern Ireland comedy scene, but are already regular fixtures at comedy clubs over Belfast and Northern Ireland, supporting some of the biggest names in Northern Irish comedy on tour.

While Jordan tackles the hard-hitting subjects like dead fathers, the pros and cons of dolphins, and what would happen if Big Trouble in Little China was filmed in Belfast, Mark will charm you with his poetically absurd take on ex-girlfriends and breaking up with someone during the famine.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab: Harmony Saves The World
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Are you down & troubled? Do you need some love & care? Is nothing going right?

There are far too many of you crying & far too many of you dying. War is not the answer for only love can conquer hate.

Spend some time with Harmony & bathe in a ocean of love, whilst soothing your soul in a sea of self-care. Harmony is the real deal & will ensure that you leave her presence with the ability to love everyone, even those who you really hate.

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Kill Your Darlings
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm

Kill-Your-Darlings-e1502886009272KILL YOUR DARLINGS
£3 adm (pay on door)

“In writing, you must kill your darlings.” – William Faulkner

A Saturday afternoon comedy show that forces the very best in local comedy to craft sets of entirely brand new material, thus killing their darlings in the most brutal fashion possible. Your hosts will be Ronan Linskey and Alan Irwin, who will also be trying to kill their darlings without killing each other.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

Comedy Lab: Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Iain Lee (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) and Katherine Boyle (BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) return to Belfast for another 2 hours of silliness, stupidity and probably 1 or 2 Cher and Neil Diamond songs. The Rabbit Hole is a phone-in show recorded live in front of a baying audience who are welcome to join in at any time (if they want, no pressure here!). Which Beatle could you beat in a fight? Does anyone fancy an arm wrestle? And we will be giving away free animals (not actual animals, just the concept of animals). People can call in live on 0203 286 6370 or Skype HeyRabbitHoleShow.
This show is entirely unscripted, unplanned and unrehearsed. What happens will be very funny and partly guided by you. Are you coming down The Rabbit Hole with us?

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Comedy Lab: Ross Mitchell + Mustafa Saed
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

As part of this year’s Comedy Lab season, we are proud to present a series of showcases featuring some of our favourite new and emerging acts.

Ross Mitchell has been performing stand-up around Ireland for 6 years, telling audiences what it’s like to have Autism. He’s found it much easier to communicate with people when he’s holding a microphone. In this half hour he’ll cover topics from heartbreak to hedonism, religion to Yuri Gegarin.

Mustafa Saed is Northern Ireland’s best middle aged Muslim comedian. He has performed all over the world in his efforts to put the Ha in Jihad show me the funny 2019 runner up. Tedfest finalist. “One to watch” Steve Bennett, Chortle.

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Comedy Lab- Dave Elliott: Dad
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

As a veteran father of 1 year, Dave Elliott is battle hardened…
“DAD” is a one man tale of parenthood, adversity and arguably triumph from “one of the stand out acts on the Northern Irish comedy scene.” – Belfast Telegraph

“A Big Draw”- Daily Mirror

“Fantastic!” – John Bishop

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Comedy Lab: Emer Maguire – Hilarious Humans
Jul 29 @ 8:00 pm



Emer Maguire is a TEDx performing musical comedian, an international award-winning science communicator and a double Irish Radio Award winning BBC radio presenter. Her debut Edinburgh Fringe show takes a hilarious (and sometimes scientific) look at the oddities of human behaviour through her ingenious musical comedy. From the nuances of being a middle child, to social awkwardness and online dating, Emer explores what it means to be human.

‘Emer Maguire is one of the most unique comic prospects in the country’ (Daily Mirror).
‘Emer Maguire is a figurehead for aspiring female stand ups’ (Sunday Times).
‘Almost indie Victoria Wood’ (BBC Radio Ulster).

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Comedy Lab: Darren Matthews – Fighting Fit
Jul 30 @ 8:00 pm

Darren Matthews returns with his new show for 2019.

A show about helping yourself by helping others. Like most young Irishmen with mental health issues in the modern world, Darren has decided the best way to help himself… Is to pick a fight.

Recently returned from touring Asia and the southern hemisphere with last year’s show “Whiskey and Ginger Male” come hear about doing shows to people who speak English as a second language and trying not to get knocked out while knocking together some cash for a worthy cause all while dealing with the realities of mental health in Ireland and deciding what to do with yourself in your thirties.

Supports by CQ Bid – www.cathedralquarterbelfast.com

Comedy Lab: Alan Irwin’s Soap Spoiler – EastEnders
Jul 31 @ 8:00 pm

The first in a (potential) series of shows where Alan Irwin (BBC’s Soft Border Patrol, Live at the Sunflower) dissects the great, the good and the positively awful of the nation’s best loved soaps, starting with the best of them all.

After somehow being sucked back into watching every episode of Eastenders, Alan will attempt to answer the burning questions, like “Why does no one in Albert Square own a washing machine?”, “How do these people afford to live in central London?” and “Who in the name of God decided that Phil Mitchell was a sex symbol?”.

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