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Calendar

Nov
20
Wed
Wonder Frog Improv Comedy
Nov 20 @ 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!)

Nov
28
Thu
Mark Thomas: 50 Things About Us. Work In Progress
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm

Doors 7:30PM

Start 8:00PM

 

In his new show 50 Things About Us Mark Thomas combines his trademark mix of storytelling, standup, mischief and really, really well-researched material to examine how we have come to inhabit this divided wasteland that some of us call the United Kingdom.

Mark picks through the myths, facts and figures of our national identities to ask who do we think we are?

It is a show about money, history, songs, gongs, wigs, unicorns, guns, bungs, sods of soil and rich fuckers.

And how we have so much feeling for such a hollow land.

(In the vein of the Manifesto meets a sweary history channel)

50 Things About Us is also a podcast (coming out in September) and a book published by September Publishing in February 2020 and an art exhibition… in Liverpool January 2020.

Nov
30
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Nov 30 @ 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

Dec
4
Wed
CQ Comedy Club: Shane Clifford
Dec 4 @ 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

Dec
8
Sun
Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin: Don’t Bother
Dec 8 @ 8:00 pm

A stand-up poetry show about dead rabbits, chocolate and nostalgia.

Multi-award winning performance poet and comedian Bróccán Tyzack-Carlin presents a semi-coherent exploration of nothing, in particular, using some words that rhyme and some more that don’t. Blending surreal humour with storytelling and spoken word, ‘Don’t Bother’ is a unique hour of comedy that is not to be missed.

Bróccán is the winner of the Manchester Slam 2018 and the Huddersfield Literature Festival Slam 2019. He was runner up in the Manchester Champion of Champions Slam and a Hammer and Tongue National Finalist 2019.

Previous performances include: Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe, Leicester Comedy Festival, Kendall Calling and the Royal Albert Hall.

WINNER – Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show
NOMINEE- Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer
NOMINEE – Greater Manchester Fringe Best Comedy Show
NOMINEE –Greater Manchester Fringe Best Spoken Word Show
NOMINEE – Greater Manchester Fringe Best Newcomer.

“☆☆☆☆☆ “At the top of his game” – Bunbury Magazine

☆☆☆☆ “Some might suggest Bróccán’s a star in the making, I’d suggest he’s fully formed.” – Broadway Baby

“One of the most hotly tipped performers in the country” – Punk in Drublic

“A magnetic performer with excellent comic timing” – Review Number 9

“An hour of pure joy” – Dominic Berry, Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence

Dec
14
Sat
Kill Your Darlings
Dec 14 @ 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

Dec
18
Wed
Wonder Frog Improv Comedy
Dec 18 @ 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!)

Dec
19
Thu
Pigeon and Plum’s Christmas Cabaret 2019
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS FINISH MIDNIGHT 9TH OCTOBER

LADIES and GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!! GENDERS & NON GENDERS!!! .. Messers Cynthia Pigeon & Arabella Plum are very proud and ecstatic more nights luscious libations and dastardly deeds of foolish dexterity and absurdist daring-do!!!! A live show that for 2 very special nights literally kicks open the wormhole of cabaret and allows all the golden eras of variety theatre from the 1870s to the 1970s to merge in a fusion of frivolity on their opulent stage for your perusal & pleasure. So slip into your finest Victorian feather boas & top hats or maybe you prefer the roaring 20’s or that Abigails Party kitsch 1970’s evening gown or nylon jumpsuit!

Come step back in time to when live variety meant ANYTHING GOES!! And witness this award-winning Anarchic Punk Cabaret that has wowed the crowds of Belfast and the Globe since 2005. Join the cast of PIGEON & PLUM’S in celebrating 15 wonderful years of life behind the blood-red velvet curtains and in front of the steaming hot golden clamshell footlights!!….. so……. Let’s KICK THIS IN THE JINGLE BELLS!!!!
And on with the Motley!!!

This event is PERFECT for work Christmas dos. Partys must book together to sit together. Vegan and vegetarian options available, please select via Ticketsolve checkout. Ticket link can be found at the top of this page.

Opens at 7.30 pm, so find your table, then we call you for food and the show will begin once everyone has eaten!

Dec
20
Fri
Pigeon and Plum’s Christmas Cabaret 2019
Dec 20 @ 7:30 pm

EARLY BIRD TICKETS FINISH MIDNIGHT 9TH OCTOBER

LADIES and GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!! GENDERS & NON GENDERS!!! .. Messers Cynthia Pigeon & Arabella Plum are very proud and ecstatic more nights luscious libations and dastardly deeds of foolish dexterity and absurdist daring-do!!!! A live show that for 2 very special nights literally kicks open the wormhole of cabaret and allows all the golden eras of variety theatre from the 1870s to the 1970s to merge in a fusion of frivolity on their opulent stage for your perusal & pleasure. So slip into your finest Victorian feather boas & top hats or maybe you prefer the roaring 20’s or that Abigails Party kitsch 1970’s evening gown or nylon jumpsuit!

Come step back in time to when live variety meant ANYTHING GOES!! And witness this award-winning Anarchic Punk Cabaret that has wowed the crowds of Belfast and the Globe since 2005. Join the cast of PIGEON & PLUM’S in celebrating 15 wonderful years of life behind the blood-red velvet curtains and in front of the steaming hot golden clamshell footlights!!….. so……. Let’s KICK THIS IN THE JINGLE BELLS!!!!
And on with the Motley!!!

This event is PERFECT for work Christmas dos. Partys must book together to sit together. Vegan and vegetarian options available, please select via Ticketsolve checkout. Ticket link can be found at the top of this page.

Opens at 7.30 pm, so find your table, then we call you for food and the show will begin once everyone has eaten!

Dec
28
Sat
CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
Dec 28 @ 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