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Jan
20
Sun
OTL-John Kearns, Roisin and Chiara + Paul Currie MC
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm

Sunday 20 January, 8.00pm
Tickets £10.00

Tonight’s show marks the launch of Bivouac Comedy Club. Curated and hosted by Edinburgh Comedy Award winner, Paul Currie, Bivouac will feature the best alternative comedy from across the UK and beyond. We’re delighted to host the opening night of Bivouac as part of Out to Lunch.

John Kearns
The only ever winner of both the Best Show and Best Newcomer prize at the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Awards makes his Northern Irish debut with his ‘richly idiosyncratic comedy, frequently compared to Tony Hancock’ (Guardian).

As seen starring in BBC3’s Top Coppers, guesting on C4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats and heard on his own BBC Radio Four series.

Following highly acclaimed, sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and at London’s Soho Theatre, John dons his false teeth and monk wig for this Festival exclusive.

A supreme stand-up – you’re in the hands of a master . -**** GUARDIAN

A true comedy original. – ***** TIME OUT

Bold, hilarious – he’s forged comedy gold – ***** CHORTLE

Roaringly funny, hugely impressive. – **** SCOTSMAN

Roisin and Chiara
Róisín and Chiara’s lightning-paced, rhapsodic storytelling, told in uncanny synchronicity, brings to life a plethora of irresistibly well-observed character vignettes unlike anything else on the scene.

A bubbling, slightly twisted blend of The Mighty Boosh, House of Pain and James Joyce. Call it stream-of-consciousness, messy art-house disco funk comedy. A two-woman character sketch comedy bonanza

Sensual, spiritual, baffling, staggering… hilariously unpredictable. – ***** THREE WEEKS

Meet ‘The Mighty Boosh on acid. – ***** BROADWAYBABY.COM

Redefining live comedy. – VICE.COM

Paul Currie

Beautifully daft, Paul Currie’s shows are comedy in its purest form. A frenzy of silliness and joy, coupled with an at times perfectly pitched melancholy that serves only in making the laughter louder.

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.

Wish I’d seen him sooner, I’ll be back to see him every year now. Paul Currie was my favourite comedy show of the fringe – STEWART LEE

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

Doors 7:45pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
21
Mon
OTL-Nish Kumar – It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves – SOLD OUT
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm

Out to Lunch is proud to welcome Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar on his brand new tour of the UK.

The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUNSTUFF.

He’s the host of The Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven’t spoken to in a while.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

‘One of the best young comedians we have.’ – The Times

‘A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers.’ – The Guardian

‘Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes.’ – Time Out

‘A very clever boy.’ – Nish Kumar

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
22
Tue
OTL-Catherine Bohart – Immaculate
Jan 22 @ 1:00 pm

Tuesday 22 January, 1.00pm
Tickets £8.00 (including lunch)

Catherine Bohart is the bisexual, OCD daughter of an Irish Catholic Deacon and she’s got a hell of a lot to say about it. We’re delighted to present the premier Belfast performance of her critically acclaimed, debut Edinburgh Fringe show.

Nominee: Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2018, BBC New Talent Hotlist 2017, BBC New Comedy Award Finalist 2016

As seen on Roast Battle UK (Comedy Central)

Writer: BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show, The News Quiz and Frankie Boyle’s New World Order for BBC

‘The sort of perfectly structured Edinburgh debut you always hope for and rarely get to see’ – ★★★★ THE TIMES

‘Packed full of laughs… she’s destined for great things.’ ★★★★ THE HERALD

‘Well-crafted and beautifully-delivered hour… a star in the making.’ ★★★★ THE SKINNY

‘A winning mixture of self-deprecation and confidence.’ ★★★★ BEYOND THE JOKE

‘A supremely natural quality about her delivery.’ ★★★★ THE LIST

Doors 12:45pm | Unreserved Seating

OTL-Nish Kumar – It’s In Your Nature to Destroy Yourselves – SOLD OUT
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm

Out to Lunch is proud to welcome Double Edinburgh Comedy Award Nominee Nish Kumar on his brand new tour of the UK.

The title is a quote from Terminator 2. There will be jokes about politics, mankind’s capacity for self-destruction and whether it will lead to the end of days. GOOD FUNSTUFF.

He’s the host of The Mash Report which you might have seen on BBC 2, or on a Facebook video posted by someone you went to school with but haven’t spoken to in a while.

As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Taskmaster (Dave), Live From the BBC (Netflix), QI (BBC2) Have I Got News For You (BBC1) and Joel & Nish Vs The World (Netflix/Comedy Central).

‘One of the best young comedians we have.’ – The Times

‘A masterclass by a no-frills stand-up at the height of his powers.’ – The Guardian

‘Intelligent, inventive, thought-provoking and delivered with a passion, urgency and enthusiasm that makes an hour feel like a fantastic ten minutes.’ – Time Out

‘A very clever boy.’ – Nish Kumar

Doors 7:30pm | Unreserved Seating

Jan
30
Wed
Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
Jan 30 @ 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!)”

Jan
31
Thu
Queertopia- The Lab
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm

The Lab is BACK with a gaggle of gorgeous new entertainers and performers to keep your queer juices flowing! With the usual antics from Dick and C*nt, we have new faces galore giving drag, poetry, comedy, dance and unashamed fabulousness!

Feb
4
Mon
Alfie Brown: Lunatic
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm

Alfie Brown: Lunatic 
Fresh from a complete sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival, Alfie Brown is going on his first UK Tour and he remains charming and disgusting. His new show is about identity politics, trying to be a good father in a horrible world and being responsibly horny in the wake of wide-spread male sex crimes. He provides no answers, only questions. Society’s new-found fondness for moral certainty is the subject of a search and destroy mission by Brown. They were wrong all along, it turns out if you believe in something, you’ll fall for anything.
Praise for Lunatic:
“It is tricky to write 350 sensible words when you come out a show simply thinking “Wow! F**k! Wow!”
★★★★★ – The Scotsman
★★★★ – The Times
★★★★ – The Evening Standard
★★★★ – Chortle
★★★★ – The List
★★★★ – Edinburgh Guide

 

Ticket link for BB Members- https://blackboxbelfast.ticketsolve.com/shows/873596531/events

Feb
16
Sat
Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself
Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

Alison Spittle Makes a Show of Herself
Saturday 16th February 2019
3.00pm-5.00pm

Tatler comedian of the year and the star and writer of RTE’s ‘Nowhere Fast’ and ‘Culchie Club’.

Alison is doing a second tour and a second night in Vicar street, she’s very excited and has warned her family not to heckle her this time. She’s looking forward to discovering new towns, friendly people and the fresh delights of the new service stations across the country.

As seen on RTÉ (Brendan O’Connor’s Cutting Edge, Big Week On The Farm, Republic of Telly, Des Bishop: This Is Ireland, Bridget and Eamon), TV3 and Sky Arts. As heard on The Guilty Feminist and The Alison Spittle Show podcast. This is Alison’s hilarious follow up to her smash-hit tours and multi fringe award nominated shows, Worrier Princess and Discovers Hawaii.

Support from the hilarious Julie Jay.

“What makes Spittle such a unique performer is her truly authentic material. There’s no nonsense with Alison Spittle, no pretence, and when she performs it is truly just her on stage.” **** ED FEST MAGAZINE

“Whether character or citizen, Spittle comes across as a kind of genius.” **** IRISH TIMES

“Breezily chatty and effusively funny, Alison Spittle is a likeable combination of openness and chortling mischief.” SCOTSMAN

Feb
27
Wed
Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
Feb 27 @ 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!)”

Mar
11
Mon
BELFAST CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL- Family Comedy Club
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm

From the creator of the extremely popular Pigeon and Plum’s Family Vaudeville Cabaret comes this brand new family comedy club. Paul Currie will unleash his unique style which fuses traditional stand-up with puppetry, clowning and sheer exuberance.

Something new and refreshing for families that goes straight for the funny bone that we all share.

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 Black Bush BFI Cinema SurveyApp