Autumn lineup 2015

We’re delighted to announce the full lineup for our Autumn 2015 run and what a run it’s going to be! We kick off four shows on the 23rd of September, with the absolute legend that is Ardal O’Hanlon plus support from the wonderful Gearoid Farrelly. Next up we have the amazing Sara Pascoe headline on the 30th September with support from Diane Morgan, probably better known as ‘Philomena Cunk’ from Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe.

Queen’s Comedy favourite, Rob Rouse headlines our penultimate show, with support from Strabane man Ruairi Woods. Finally, we end things with another corker in the form of Alun Cochrane and Jamali Maddix. As always, Colin Murphy takes up compere duties.

Tickets details will be announced soon!

Wednesday 23rd September
ARDAL O’HANLON, GEAROID FARRELLY & COLIN MURPHY

Wednesday 30th September
SARA PASCOE, DIANE MORGAN & COLIN MURPHY **

Wednesday 7th October
ROB ROUSE, RUAIRI WOODS & COLIN MURPHY

Wednesday 14th October
ALUN COCHRANE, JAMALI MADDIX & COLIN MURPHY

For press enquiries, please contact donal@queenscomedyclub.com for more information.

** We’re sad to say Holly Walsh has had to pull out of this years lineup, but we’ll have her back asap! The wonderful Sara Pascoe will replace her on the 30th September

Jason Byrne

Every time Jason Byrne plays Queen’s Comedy, he sets the bar that bit higher for everyone else! What a show! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thanks to Luke McGibbon for doing such a great job supporting!

We’re back in September with another four weeks of great comedy. Some of the acts announced so far are Ardal O’Hanlon, Diane Morgan, Rob Rouse and Jamali Maddix. More acts to be announced!

Thanks to Christian Talbot for taking the pictures!


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.