Wednesday 6th May

WEDNESDAY 6TH MAY 2015
JASON BYRNE: “THERE’S A GRAND STRETCH IN THE EVENINGS”
LUKE MCGIBBON
COMPERE: COLIN MURPHY
Mandela Hall, QUBSU

Tickets £10. Doors 8pm.

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We’re delighted to present a very special comedy club show this May, headlined by the amazing Jason Byrne, with support from Chortle Student Award winner Luke McGibbon and compere Colin Murphy.

Jason Byrne
‘There’s A Grand Stretch In The Evenings’
Summer is coming to Ireland. Celebrate slightly less rain and slightly smaller gas bills with an evening in the company of ‘The outright King of live comedy’ The Times. What more could you want, and evening with a grand stretch in it and an evening with Jason Byrne.

The Star of ‘Live At The Apollo’ BBC and ‘Jason Byrne’s Snaptastic Show’ TV3 performs a handful of intimate shows to get everyone in the mood for the holliers.

‘A Comedy God’ – The Mirror

Luke McGibbon 

Luke is the best (only) comedian from Dundonald. With the face of a baby, the mouth of a sailor and half the intelligence of an Ashers baker, he’s one to watch.

Lineup change

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our headline for the 11th of February Katherine Ryan will not be able to perform. The show will go on and the amazing Phil Nichol has stepped in to headline.

Tickets are still valid for the show on the 11th, however a refund can be obtained from point of purchase. A rescheduled date for Katherine will also hopefully be announced in the near future!

Chortle Student Awards 2015

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Wednesday 25th February
Chortle Student Comedy Award
Compere: Micky Bartlett

Queen’s Comedy Club, Bar Sub, Queen’s Students’ Union
Tickets: £8 (with Queen’s Comedy Club ticket) or £3.50 on it’s own Doors: 7.15pm

Entries have opened for the Chortle student comedy award – the 11th year of the prestigious competition.

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Previous finalists have included the likes of Simon Bird, Chris Ramsey, Tom Rosenthal and Iain Stirling – as well as many acts now making their way on the comedy circuit.

This year we’ll be hosting 13 heats around the country, kicking off at Warwick University in Coventry on February 19 – followed by two London semi-finals and a final at the Edinburgh Fringe, where our winner will take home a £1,500 prize, as well as the kudos the title confers.

Since winning the competition last year, Jamali Maddix has been signed by the Get Comedy agency and is an increasingly familiar face on the circuit. ‘Since winning, life’s been OK,’ he said. ‘I’ve gigged In different countries, and done some festivals – just being a comic.’

Chortle editor Steve Bennett said: ‘We’ve found some great comics over the years, and Jamali is a fresh, original voice on the circuit.

‘We ensure every entrant who wants to be seen is, either at heats or auditions. That means we watch hundreds of new acts, and it’s always interesting to see promising comics at the start of their career.

‘The advice I’d give to entrants is to think very carefully about their set in advance, especially for the conversational style of comics, where it’s hard to stand out. The stars make it look like they are just telling a chatty anecdote as if they were down the pub – but in fact every line has been carefully considered to get the best laugh.’

The competition is open to over-18s in full-time education. Entries are open from now until 5pm on February 9 – the link is below, as are the rules and full details of all the heats. The first heat is at Warwick University in Coventry on February 19.

Newer acts may be asked to audition (or might be advised to, as the atmosphere is less intimidating than a gig!) before being allocated a place in a heat.

February 2015

Queen’s Comedy Club kicks off its 22nd year in comedy, with a line-up to end all line-ups!

Wednesday the 4th of February features one of the all time greats, Tommy Tiernan performing a rare and intimate club gig. You’ll not get many opportunities to see a comic of his caliber in such close quarters.

“Tommy Tiernan tore it apart and stole the show with some intense and painfully funny storytelling.” The Irish Times

On Wednesday the 11th of February, we’re joined by Katherine Ryan, one of Canada’s brightest stars and a regular guest on various panel shows including; 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and QI. Support comes on the night from Chortle Student Award Finalist, Alan Irwin.

Wednesday the 18th of February, sees one of Ireland’s up and coming stars Chris Kent take on headline duties. Having supported the likes of Bill Burr and Dylan Moran, Kent is effortlessly original and a natural born comedian. He’s joined by not one but two support acts, Omagh comic Conor Keys and Christian Talbot who was one of the finalists in Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball “World’s Shortest Gig”.

Our final show of the term is Wednesday 25th of February and sees the comedy genius of Michael Redmond. Perhaps better known as Father Stone, one of the more memorable creations from Father Ted. Support on the night comes from the 2014 ‘So You Think You’re Funny?’ winner, Aidan Strangeman.

Compere for all our shows is Colin Murphy, best known for RTE’s The Panel and his BBC shows The Blame Game and Great Unanswered Questions.

Wed 4th Feb – Tommy Tiernan and Colin Murphy – SOLD OUT
Wed 11th Feb – Katherine Ryan, Alan Irwin and Colin Murphy
Wed 18th Feb – Chris Kent, Christian Talbot, Conor Keys and Colin Murphy – BUY TICKETS
Wed 25th Feb – Michael Redmond, Aidan Strangeman and Colin Murphy – BUY TICKETS

Tickets on sale Monday 8th December – 9am from Queen’s Students’ Union and Ticketmaster.

Bye for now!

That’s it, our autumn 2014 run is finished and we’re already looking ahead to all the great shows we have coming in 2015! Thanks to all the amazing acts that performed at the club this term! We saw great performances from Joe Wilkinson, Abandoman, Howard Read and an absolute masterclass from Kevin McAleer!

We also have to say a big thank you to all of you! It probably sounds like we’re just saying it for the sake of it, but Queen’s audiences are really the best around!

Finally thanks to all the photographers who braved the attention of the comedians, to get some great shots! (Michael Burch, Carrie Davenport and Stephen Mullan)

Here’s some of the highlights: