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Calendar

May
22
Wed
Wonder Frog. Comedy Improv Night
May 22 @ 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!)”

Jun
1
Sat
CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
Jun 1 @ 3:00 pm

CQ Comedy Club: The Frazer Robb Vanity Project
The Green Room
3.00pm-5.30pm
Adm: £3 (pay at door)

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.

3 acts. 3 pounds. 3pm.

“Genuinely funny” Culture NI

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

Jul
10
Wed
Comedy Lab: Ger Staunton
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm

Ger Staunton brings his deadpan, West of Ireland humour to The Black Box for this, his first ever Belfast solo show. Described as “One of the best comedy writers in Ireland” (The International Comedy Club), this show brings you all the best bits from his Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and 2018 festival runs, along with brand new material in a night not to be missed for any comedy fan.

“Incredibly funny” – The Examiner

“Weaving stories in the true tradition of Irish comedy, Outstanding” – Cosmic Comedy, Berlin

Jul
27
Sat
Iain Lee & Katherine Boyle
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Iain Lee (I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) and Katherine Boyle (BBC Radio 4, talkRADIO) return to Belfast for another 2 hours of silliness, stupidity and probably 1 or 2 Cher and Neil Diamond songs. The Rabbit Hole is a phone-in show recorded live in front of a baying audience who are welcome to join in at any time (if they want, no pressure here!). Which Beatle could you beat in a fight? Does anyone fancy an arm wrestle? And we will be giving away free animals (not actual animals, just the concept of animals). People can call in live on 0203 286 6370 or Skype HeyRabbitHoleShow.
This show is entirely unscripted, unplanned and unrehearsed. What happens will be very funny and partly guided by you. Are you coming down The Rabbit Hole with us?

This event is part of Comedy Lab annual Comedy Festival – full programme announced soon!

 

Tickets also available to buy in person:

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9 Donegall Square North, Belfast BT1 5GB

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Opening hours: October – May Mon-Sat: 9am – 5.30pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

June – September Mon-Sat: 9am – 7pm Sun: 11am – 4pm

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
28
Mon
Story Party – True Dating stories
Oct 28 @ 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!

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