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.”