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AND ALL POINTS IN BETWEEN

Calendar

Feb
3
Mon
Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein
Feb 3 @ 7:30 pm

Jamali Maddix: Strip Club Einstein

Critically acclaimed comedian and host of Vice’s Hate Thy Neighbour and Channel 4’s Adventures in Futureland, Jamali Maddix is heading out on tour again after his incredible 2018 World Tour. The new show reflects on tales from the front line of social change and uncomfortable home truths. As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC Two), Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC Two), 8 Out of 10 Cats (More4), Dara O’Brien’s Go 8-Bit (Dave). ‘Something to offend everyone’★★★★(Sunday Times).★★★★Chortle ★★★★Fest
18+ Age restriction

Doors 7:30PM – START 20:00

Feb
5
Wed
PAUL CURRIE – TEET
Feb 5 @ 7:30 pm

Teet : An early stages work in progress

£4 // Doors 7.30 show 8pm

Teet will eventually become my 7th hour long show.
I will attempt to look at humans and how we are still metaphorically and literally suckling on the teet as far as our evolution goes. We are by no means “developed” or “civilised”. And this teet we suckle is not even a human teet, we’re ignoring our own humanity and blindly consuming and blind to the fact that we’re brutally torturing creatures and the planet in the process. Where is our empathy?
Teet will be an utterly absurdist show, simply because humanity is absurd and stupid and keeps proving this over and over again through our own short history on this planet. It’s time we woke up, and punched a hole in the turd blanket of media-ocrity that we have stitched together and draped over ourselves.

**Teet will also not be any of what you just read. So just come and leave all your preconceptions at the door.

Feb
9
Sun
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us
Feb 9 @ 8:00 pm

Doors 7:30PM

Show 8:00PM

 

Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us

Mark uses his trademark style of storytelling, stand-up, subversion and really, really, well researched material to try and find out how the hell we ended up in the middle of this shit show.

50 Things About Us is a show about songs, gongs, loot, tradition, wigs, nicking, statues, art and identity. A sort of funny national edition of Who Do You Think You Are?

Mark says,

“Look, I have been doing this for 34 years. I have gone from stand-up to theatre and half way back again. It’s another slightly odd show, a sort of sweary, History Channel with laughs and creative mischief.
If you’ve seen my shows before, this one is going to be a show in the vein of 100 Acts of Minor Dissent.”

★★★★★ “A master of this type of entertainment…” THE ARTS DESK
★★★★ “This a show that comes from the guts” THE TELEGRAPH
★★★★ “Righteous, moving and funny… Mark Thomas should be on prescription” THE HERALD

Feb
21
Fri
Robot Chef with Foxdog Studios
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm

Robot Chef with Foxdog Studios (Belfast)
Friday 21 February, 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suitability: 18+
£12 / £10 concession
Bring your fully charged phone to control Foxdog’s DIY robot chef. IT consultants Lloyd Henning and Peter Sutton present their award-winning interactive comedy show, where the audience operate a robotic kitchen using augmented reality avatars. Help cook dinner by igniting their gas stove, driving a sky tractor and firing the sausage cannon.
Best Show, Leicester Comedy Festival, 2019
“The most laborious and collaborative fry-up of all time” – **** iNewspaper

Mar
10
Tue
Belfast Children’s Festival- Family Comedy Club
Mar 10 @ 6:45 pm

FA M I LY
COMEDY CLUB
With Paul Currie (Northern Ireland)

The creator of the extremely
popular Pigeon and Plum’s Family
Vaudeville Cabaret returns with his
pioneering family comedy club.
Paul Currie will unleash his unique
style, which fuses traditional
stand-up with puppetry, clowning
and sheer exuberance.
Enjoy an original and refreshing
comedy performance for families that
goes straight for the funny bone.
Winner: Edinburgh Fringe Award 2018 Best Show
(Comedian’s Choice)
Winner: Edinburgh Fringe Award 2017 Artists Award

 

Ages 6+

Mar
11
Wed
Belfast Children’s Festival- Mini Mid Week Magic
Mar 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The ‘grown up’ version has been
packing out the Black Box Green
Room for years, so Seedhead Arts
have put together this special
family version for BCF20.
They’ll wheel out some of the
best magicians around for a this
special one-off show to thrill
young and old alike.
You’ll see close-up magic, stage
magic and maybe even learn some
cool new tricks yourself.

Shows at 4pm + 6pm

Mar
13
Fri
Grace Campbell- Why I’m Never Going Into Politics
Mar 13 @ 7:30 pm

Grace Campbell- Why I’m Never Going Into Politics

Grace Campbell is a force to be reckoned with. From a very young age, Grace has been taking on powerful men. She started with her father Alastair Campbell and his ex-boss Tony Blair, when she was growing up in and around Westminster. Since then Grace has challenged the patriarchy with her feminist collective The Pink Protest. And now, she wants to have a friendly fight with the world she grew up in; politics.

In Grace’s debut stand-up show, you can expect vagina jokes, why she thinks she caused Brexit, anecdotes of hanging out with Putin’s kids, plus trying (and failing) to bring the Labour Party back together Grace is rude, laugh-out-loud funny and wildly outspoken.

As seen on Channel 4 & BBC Politics Live.

Complete Sell-Out Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.

“Articulate, witty and very funny…. a breath of fresh air” – ★★★★★ The Edinburgh Reporter

“A bullish, complicated, firecracker” ★★★★ – Metro

★★★★ – Threeweeks.

Presented by Mick Perrin Worldwide in association with The Found
Recommended 16+

 

Doors 7:30PM

Start 8PM

Apr
19
Sun
A Complete History of the Beatles… Sort of… A Faculty Lecture by George Firehorse.
Apr 19 @ 3:00 pm

A Complete History of the Beatles… Sort of… A Faculty Lecture by George Firehorse.

To mark a full fifty years since the break up of the Beatles we’ve asked George Firehorse to dust off his entire history of the Fab Four which he will present in the form of a comedy lecture that includes slides, audio, magic and mayhem. It’s not peer reviewed and it’s not completely fact checked but it’s a LOT of fun.

George burst on to the comedy scene in 2008 with a unique blend, of nonsense, magic, mayhem and wit. Ever since George has been winning audiences over with a visual and quirky act executed by a likeable if somewhat peculiar performer.

May
4
Mon
CQAF-John Shuttleworth
May 4 @ 8:00 pm


‘John Shuttleworth’s Back’… is giving him trouble.

Years of strenuous DIY, not to mention playing his organ whilst perched upon a multi pack of Diet Sprite with no lumber support, has taken its toll.

But – ever the trouper – John returns to regale audiences with an evening of his classic songs (plus new ones and hilarious ‘back’ stories), pausing only to reapply his deep heat rub!

‘A ludicrously compelling night out.’ – Evening Standard

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

May
6
Wed
CQAF-Steve Hughes – Are You Serious?
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Steve Hughes – Are You Serious?
In association with Fireworks and Mash

Wednesday 6 May, 8.00PM

Tickets £14.00

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

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved seating

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