QUEEN’S COMEDY CLUB CLOSES ITS DOORS AFTER 25 YEARS OF LAUGHS

Queen's Comedy Club

After 25 years, one of Belfast’s longest running comedy clubs, Queen’s Comedy has decided to close its doors.

Rather than go out quietly, they’ll be bringing some of their favourite acts back from throughout the years as well as some new faces. The final show will be on Wednesday 7th of March 2018.

Resident compere Colin Murphy said “Most people start comedy by doing a thing called an open spot, a short five or seven-minute set. My first gig was as compere at a Queen’s Uni comedy night 25 years ago and I’ve been there every year since. Whether they knew it at the time or not, audiences at Queens Comedy Club have been treated to the best acts anywhere, maybe not always the MC, but definitely the best acts.”

“Everyone who is anyone in the last twenty-five years of comedy has played at Queens. Al Murray, Dylan Moran, Peter Kay, Corky and the Juice Pigs, Sarah Millican, Richard Ayoade, Kevin Bridges, Nina Conti, Phill Jupitus, Jenny Eclair, Ed Byrne, Adam Hills, Alan Carr, John Bishop, Russell Howard, Jason Byrne, Andrew Maxwell, David O’Doherty, John Richardson, Joe Lycett, Aisling Bea, Ardal O’Hanlon, Tommy Tiernan, Sara Pascoe, Zoe Lyons, Reg D Hunter, just a few genius acts who’ve played there.”

“But after 25 years this will be our last season. It has been a great run. Mostly funny, sometimes tough, sometimes glorious, at times outrageous. It’s been a privilege to have been part of so many students college days.”

Promotor Donal McGilloway said “We thought this was a good milestone to bow out. There aren’t many comedy clubs that make it to 25, so we’ve been very lucky to get this far. What we’ve always tried to do at the club, is book the acts that make us laugh. That’s why for the final ten shows, we decided to invite some of the acts from our personal highlights throughout the club’s history.”
Queen's Comedy Club
The first five shows have been announced of the final run and they kick off on Wednesday 27th of September with Carl Donnelly. Other notable headliners include Ardal O’Hanlon, Rob Rouse, Mike Wilmot and John Lynn.
Wednesday 27th September
Carl Donnelly, Steve Bennett and Colin Murphy
 
Wednesday 11th October
John Lynn, Mary Flanigan and Colin Murphy
 
Wednesday 25th October
Mike Wilmot, Terry McHugh and Colin Murphy
 
Wednesday 8th November
Rob Rouse, Laura Byrne and Colin Murphy
 
Wednesday 22nd November
Ardal O’Hanlon, Joanne McNally and Colin Murphy
Queen’s Comedy Club returns fortnightly to the Mandela Hall on Wednesday 27th of September for ten shows. Tickets from £6 (27th Sept / 11th Oct / 25th Oct / 8th Nov) / £10 (22nd Nov)  and on sale from qub.glistrr.com. Check out www.queenscomedyclub.com or www.mandelahall.com for more details.




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