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Calendar

Nov
20
Tue
Boozy Bingo-SOLD OUT
Nov 20 @ 7:00 pm

Join us at Black Box in the Cathedral Quarter for a night of music, drinking and drag!

Boozy Bingo, hosted by Scarlet Mugler and Miz Tasty, followed by an out of this world drag show. Tickets are being sold at £15 per person, including a drink on arrival and 5 game sheets for bingo!

All in aid of Action MS to help raise money for this wonderful charity, donations are greatly appreciated! Fancy a bigger chance of winning some brilliant prizes? Additional bingo sheets are available at £1 per sheet!

Hope to see you there!!

Nov
21
Wed
Story Party – True Dating stories
Nov 21 @ 7:00 pm

Story Party is the live storytelling show about the one topic we all struggle with — DATING.
Story Party features professional storytellers sharing true dating stories about the time they got played, made, or just tangled up in that love stuff. Did he look nothing like his pictures? Did she talk about her ex too much? Were you so nervous that you spilled your drink in your lap? At our show, you’ll hear the good, bad, ugly but always relatable dating stories.
The Story Party world tour, an award winning “”Online Dating Alternative”, has played to sold out audiences in Budapest, Prague, Vienna, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Tokyo, Beirut, Warsaw, Berlin, Helsinki, Istanbul and more. We are in town for a short time only so grab your tickets now. You’ve been on enough awkward dates to master the art of fake laughing. Now come to our show and laugh for real!

Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

“Belfast’s best 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!)”

Dec
9
Sun
Larry Dean: Bampot
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm

Larry Dean: Bampot

FOSTERS EDINBURGH COMEDY AWARDS NEWCOMER NOMINEE 2015
AMUSED MOOSE COMEDY AWARD WINNER 2016
BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE TOP 10 BEST REVIEWED SHOWS 2017

“A stomach crampingly funny man…He is a prime example of a comedian at the top of his game, which means the only question left to ask is this: how do you improve on a show that seems this close to perfect?” EDINBURGH FESTIVAL MAGAZINE *****
“…unexpected & excellent” SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE ****
“…confessional storytelling at its funniest” HERALD *****

Chambers Touring is delighted to announce Larry Dean will be taking his brand-new show Bampot on a tour of the UK in Autumn 2018.

Fresh from a sell-out international tour and an incredible debut on BBC2’s ‘Live At The Apollo’, Larry Dean returns with ‘Bampot’, his fourth solo show and follow up to ‘Fandan’, his critically-acclaimed, Top 10 British Comedy Guide best-reviewed show of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017.

‘Bampot’ is another masterclass in comedy storytelling, a series of expertly told tales about family, love and confidence that finds Larry questioning his relationship to all three. Weaving between sibling rivalry, childrens’ therapy and a break-up across continents, join one of British comedy’s most exciting talents on another hilarious trip through his uniquely brilliant comic world.

Larry Dean is an award-winning comedian and writer. Since being crowned Scottish Comedian of The Year at just 23, Larry’s star has continued to rise and rise, with his 2015 debut Edinburgh Fringe show ‘Out Now!’ receiving widespread critical acclaim as well as a Foster’s Comedy Award nomination for Best Newcomer. Following his Edinburgh success, Larry brought the show to London in January 2016 for a series of packed out performances at London’s Soho Theatre and then on to the Melbourne International Comedy Festival where he was one of the standout performers on the Allstars Supershow Opening Night Gala. Larry returned to Edinburgh in August 2016 with his eagerly awaited new show ‘Farcissist’, for which he won the Amused Moose Comedy Award for Best Show. He subsequently took the show on a UK-wide tour and to Melbourne Comedy Festival.

2017 saw Larry bring new show ‘Fandan’ to Edinburgh for a sellout run, accruing a series of four and five-star reviews and consequently taking the show on a sellout UK and International tour.

Larry’s broadcast credits include ‘Comedy Central at the Comedy Store’ and ‘Roast Battle’ as well as BBC 2’s ‘Live At The Apollo’. He has also performed stand-up on ‘Live From The BBC’ on BBC2, having already appeared twice on BBC Presents: Best Of The Edinburgh Festival and Live From the Comedy Store for Comedy Central. He has also performed on ITV2’s ‘Elevenish’ and on Radio 4’s ‘Don’t Make Me Laugh’.

Dec
19
Wed
Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
Dec 19 @ 8:00 pm

“Belfast’s best 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!)”

Dec
20
Thu
Further Ted
Dec 20 @ 8:00 pm

Further Ted
Doors 8pm  //  Tickets £12  //  Black Box members £10.50

Further Ted is a show that brings two of the most memorable characters from Father Ted together for a night of stand-up and musical comedy and a chance to compete in a “Lovely Girls” competition. You don’t have to be a girl to enter and the winner gets a romantic candle lit night in for two, a luxury cruise in a boat of your own making and a full set of bespoke rubber gloves.

Joe Rooney (Father Damo) and Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove) are renowned stand-up comedians with a unique take on Irish society. Expect improvised audience interaction and musical comedy. The comical duo are stalwarts of the Irish comedy scene who never fail to put on a unique and hilarious night of comedy. 

“If they don’t get their own TV show at the end of the run, there is something very wrong with the world” The Scotsman

Dec
31
Mon
Bedlam Bazaar NYE
Dec 31 @ 8:00 pm
Do you want to shake the old year off?  Change it up, try something new?  Then send in the clowns!   Let’s laugh & play & dance our way into 2019 – sure what have we got to lose?  2018 is dead & Bedlam Bazaar is going to throw it the best wake ever!  Amadan bring a heady mix of comedy, music, circus, clowning & full on dance party guaranteed to blow your mind  & detox your soul this New Year’s Eve.
Bedlam Bazaar is an eclectic cabaret showcasing performers of the ridiculous, the absurd and the bold.  Bedlam Bazaar doesn’t take itself too seriously and neither should you: after all, it’s your space too. It’s all in good fun, but not necessarily in good taste.
 
Featuring:
Vokxen – Music
Dan Dapper – Circus
Mary Flanigan – Comedy
Tony Thunder – Magic
Shaw and Lowry – Absurdist Comedy
More act tba
Jan
8
Tue
OTL- Lost Voice Guy
Jan 8 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday 8 January, 1.00pm & 8.00pm
Afternoon tickets (including lunch) £8.00
Evening tickets £10.00

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) makes a triumphant return to this year’s Out to Lunch festival.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012.

He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

OTL- Lost voice guy
Jan 8 @ 8:00 pm

Tuesday 8 January, 1.00pm & 8.00pm
Afternoon tickets (including lunch) £8.00
Evening tickets £10.00

Following the unprecedented success of his appearance on the final of Britain’s Got Talent 2018, Lee Ridley (aka Lost Voice Guy) makes a triumphant return to this year’s Out to Lunch festival.

He may not be able to talk but he definitely has something to say and his comedy will leave you speechless. Lee is the first stand-up comedian to use a communication aid and made his first stand-up appearance in February 2012.

He has performed in some of the UK’s most popular comedy venues as well as in solo shows at festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe, the Brighton Fringe, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, Leicester Comedy Festival, Nottingham Comedy Festival and Liverpool Comedy Festival.

As well as winning Britain’s Got Talent this year (the first comedian to do so), Lee also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and his TV and Radio credits have included The One Show (BBC One), Voice Of The People (BBC Three), BBC At The Edinburgh Festivals (BBC iPlayer). Ability – the Radio 4 series that Lee stars in and co-wrote with Katherine Jakeways – has just been recommissioned for a second series.

Afternoon Doors 12.45pm | Unreserved Seating
Evening Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
9
Wed
OTL-Deirdre O’Kane – A Line of O’Kane
Jan 9 @ 1:00 pm

Wednesday 9 January, 1.00pm
Tickets £8.00 (including lunch)

Footloose from a glittering turn on Dancing with the Stars and revelling in her return to stand-up, Deirdre has really hit her stride.

Don’t miss this hilarious and frank take on twelve frantic months in the life of a tango-tripping, family-minding, telly-making, house-moving, comedy dynamo.

‘O’Kane is an instantly charismatic stage presence and her brand of day-to-day anarchism stormed the place.’ – Three Weeks

‘O’Kane dazzles the audience from start to finish.’ – The List

‘Unique star quality.’ – The Guardian

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

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