Belfast Comedy Festival 2017

Description

Belfast Comedy Festival 2017 is taking place during 2 - 8 October in venues across the city. Celebrating its sixth year, the festival is not limited to stand-up comedy and aims to entertain, challenge, and inspire through a diverse programme of theatre, workshops, seminars, circus, film, quizzes, competitions, and events for children.

Critically acclaimed comedians such as John Bishop, Rubberbandits, Henning Wehn, Joel Dommett, and Bec Hill, many fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe, will appear in association with major venues. Leading local performers such as Tim McGarry, Terry McHugh, Mary Flanigan and Caz Brennan will also feature in the packed programme, and the festival will also include the hilarious new play Three’s a Shroud written by Stephen Large and directed by Martin Lynch. The internet sensation, Farmer Michael and Kathleen, will also make their first appearance in Belfast.

Shows that are likely to sell out soon include the award winning, US based sketch group Pajama Men, making their first appearance in Belfast. A special series of workshops for kids is being organised with Australian storyteller, Margaret Linley. Sketch comedy is well represented with local acts Those Who Can’t, the Laughing Gnomes and the Sick Sense. A special edition of the Comedian's Comedy Podcast with Stuart Goldsmith and an exhibition of cartoons in Framewerk gallery will also take place. More acts will be added in the run up to the launch of the festival on 2 October.

The unique comedy arts festival promises to appeal to audiences of all ages with a programme that presents great value.

Tickets are available from www.belfastcomedyfestival.com

Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
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Dates

2 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary - check event website

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

Map

Venue

Various locations
Northern Ireland
Belfast
BT1 5GB
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Dates

2 Oct 2017 - 8 Oct 2017
(Check local listings for starting times)

Price

Prices vary - check event website

Venue website

www.visitbelfast.com

Festival Events

John Bishop

4 Oct 2017 - 5 Oct 2017

Comedy superstar John Bishop is set to return to an arena near you in autumn 2017, as he announces his long awaited return to stand-up comedy, with a brand new live show, Winging It.

It will be three years since his last live show... Read More ›

Joel Dommett

6 Oct 2017

Don’t miss one of the UK’s most energetic and exciting stand-up stars in Joel Dommett latest high octane show!

Joel burst onto the comedy scene in 2007 and has never looked back. Having enjoyed great critical acclaim for his Edinburgh... Read More ›

Three’s A Shroud

4 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017

For generations, Catholic undertakers in Belfast have buried Catholics and Protestant undertakers have buried Protestants. So you’d think now that they have peace (mostly), they could stick to these rules?

But when veteran undertaker,... Read More ›

Rubberbandits - Belfast Comedy Festival 2017

7 Oct 2017

Fresh from creating music for the global blockbuster Trainspotting 2, artists and satirists The Rubberbandits return in association with Belfast Comedy Festival 2017. They've had a busy year, with a critically acclaimed series of documentaries... Read More ›

Henning Wehn: Westphalia Is Not An Option

4 Oct 2017

Join German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn for an evening of Teutonic jolliness at its best. After his last show tackled those well-known staples of light entertainment that are the British obsession with home ownership and the self-serving... Read More ›

Tim McGarry - A Night Of Solidarity

8 Oct 2017

What would Da say? Tim McGarry, star of Give My Head Peace, The Blame Game, and hugely popular stand-up comedian and broadcaster, is getting it out for solidarity. Long-time supporter of Belfast-based charity Tools for Solidarity, Tim’s decided... Read More ›