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Calendar

Sep
25
Wed
CQ Comedy Club: Shane Clifford
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm

After working in retail for 10 years, Shane Clifford decided, on a whim, to upload some silly videos to the internet. The videos dealt with issues such as mental health and masculinity through an original, absurd and most of all funny lens and after accidentally attracting a small, but devoted following he decided to give stand up a go.

In the 3 years since he nervously stepped on stage in a tiny room in Killarney and told jokes to 4 American tourists, he has risen quickly performing all over Ireland and appearing at major Irish comedy festivals including Castlepalooza, Cork Comedy Festival and the Vodafone Comedy Festival. In 2018 Shane was a finalist at the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny? final at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in october he performed his first solo hour, “Shanes Brilliant Stand Up Show”, to a sold out audience in Whelans, Dublin.

Having achieved so much in such a short period it is clear that Shane has become one of the most original and exciting new acts in Irish comedy.

“The best comedian in Ireland, hands down” – Blindboy Boatclub

Sep
28
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Sep 28 @ 3:00 pm
Kill Your Darlings @ The Green Room

“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.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

Sep
29
Sun
Dave Elliott’s Weird Podcast Live
Sep 29 @ 8:00 pm

Dave Elliott’s Weird Podcast Live
Sunday 29 September 2019
8.00pm-10.00pm
Adm: £8

Comedian Dave Elliott brings his Weird podcast to the Black Box Green Room for a live recording of it’s 100th episode!

The evening will feature live stand-up comedy, guests and video content that will no doubt be very… WEIRD!!

Oct
3
Thu
comedy for choice
Oct 3 @ 8:00 pm

Comedy for Choice: Tara Flynn, Teresa Livingstone, Bláithín de Burca, Sarah Firby
Thursday 3 October 2019
8pm
Adm: £10 (proceeds going to Alliance for Choice)

Irish actor, writer and comedian Tara Flynn hosts an evening of comedy in aid of Alliance For Choice. With performances from Sara Firby and Blaithin de Burca, two of the sharpest new talents on the stand up circuit, and the fabulous Teresa Livingstone headlining!

Oct
5
Sat
CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
Oct 5 @ 3:00 pm

CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
The Green Room
3.00pm-5.30pm

After 10 years of comedy, Frazer Robb has finally decided it’s time he had his own show.

Part stand up show, part podcast, The Frazer Robb Vanity Project will bring you two of the brightest young comic talents each month and a whole lot of one of the oldest. Each month Frazer hosts and headlines, making it all up as he goes along. No matter what happens, it’s all going online.

“Genuinely funny” Culture NI

“The go to guy for confessional rants” Alternative Ulster Magazine

Oct
13
Sun
Isaac Butterfield – Why So Serious?
Oct 13 @ 8:00 pm

After selling out over 55 shows across Australia in 2018, Isaac Butterfield returns to the stage for his brand new hour of unfiltered and raw social observations of the society we live in today.

‘Why So Serious?’ explores the PC culture of our ever so changing world – from the good, the bad and the ugly; Butterfield doesn’t hold back!

With the fastest growing audience for a comedian in Australian History – Isaac proves to audiences week after week with his hard-hitting commentary videos (35 million+ video views) that he is bolder than ever to tackle down the issues everyone else is too scared to mention.

This is more than just a night of comedy; this is the beginning of a movement.

Oct
17
Thu
Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft. Fern is embarking on her biggest tour to date with the show debuting in Australia before heading out across the UK and Europe.

Fern Brady: Power and Chaos
As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo Fern is one of the UK’s hottest comedy stars. Known for being totally unique and completely fearless her new show will tackle sexuality, feminism, power, Brexit, Britishness, Scottishness and nationality all with her caustic wit, exceptional writing and electric stage craft. Fern is embarking on her biggest tour to date with the show debuting in Australia before heading out across the UK and Europe.

Featured in Vogue as one of the Top 5 Female Comedians as well as the Telegraphs top 5 young comedians to watch, Fern’s career has gone stratospheric in the last 18months. She’s had viral success with her BBC Life Lessons, stormed the Australian comedy scene and supported Frankie Boyle and Katherine Ryan on Tour.

“An astounding hour” *****The List
“tough-talking and packed with don’t-give-a-shit honesty. It finds the right balance between sincerity and side-splitting anecdotes…. I was crying with laughter.”***** The Skinny
**** Fest Mag

Oct
23
Wed
Wonder Frog Improv Comedy
Oct 23 @ 8:00 pm

Doors open 20:00. Show starts at 20:30. Show ends 21:30

 

Belfast’s longest running improv comedy group serves up an hour of hot, fresh, off-the-cuff comedy. Using only audience suggestions, Wonder Frog come up with comic scenes that have never been seen before and will never be seen again.
Our show is completely made up on the spot, on the night – and we can’t do it without you!

Comments from previous Wonder Frog shows:

“It was very good, I was very impressed at what they came up with and how fast. I loved ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ and I loved this even more.”

“I think the show was great! It was very entertaining, spontaneous, interactive and witty. I enjoyed it very much!”

“Very creative improvising and very funny performances. I will definitely be coming to see this again!”

Doors: 8pm/Show: 8:30pm

Show duration roughly one hour (enough time after the show for a drink and the bus home!)

Oct
26
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Oct 26 @ 3:00 pm
Kill Your Darlings @ The Green Room

“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.

Doors: 3.00pm / Show: 3.30pm

Nov
2
Sat
CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
Nov 2 @ 3:00 pm

CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
The Green Room
3.00pm-5.30pm

After 10 years of comedy, Frazer Robb has finally decided it’s time he had his own show.

Part stand up show, part podcast, The Frazer Robb Vanity Project will bring you two of the brightest young comic talents each month and a whole lot of one of the oldest. Each month Frazer hosts and headlines, making it all up as he goes along. No matter what happens, it’s all going online.

“Genuinely funny” Culture NI

“The go to guy for confessional rants” Alternative Ulster Magazine

Contact us

The Black Box & Green Room Café
18-22 Hill Street | Belfast | BT1 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 2890 244400

Registered Charity No: NIC100983

Supported by

Belfast City Council ACNI & Lotto John Hewitt Department for Communities Film Hub NI BFI Cinema Children In Need