Belfast International Comedy Festival (Belly Laughs)
The funniest festival in Belfast is back for a packed programme of comedy. With over 50 events across the city, look out for stand up comedy, cabaret, film, poetry, seminars and walking tours.
Belfast Comedy Festival Belly Laughs was set up by a group of comedy enthusiasts in 2011 with the aims of adding value to Belfast’s cultural offering, providing a platform for local talent and, most of all, entertaining audiences with a variety of acts at a value accessible to all sections of the community.
Their objectives are to nurture home grown comic talent; to programme innovative and international comedy events which add value to Belfasts cultural offering; to promote Belfast as one of Europe’s most dynamic cities and must-visit destinations; to explore the boundaries of comedy in the city by examining the history and role of humour particularly in regards to peace building and challenging prejudice; and to develop new audiences which will assist the further development and sustainability of venues and comedy clubs in the city.
The festival features a diverse range of events including side splitting stand up, comedy bus tours, musical cabaret, sketch shows, improv, cartooning, comedy poetry, music hall seminars, storytelling, comedy writing workshops, kids events, silent comedy films – something for absolutely everyone who likes a laugh.
For more information on this year's festival visit www.belfastcomedyfestival.com.