Richard Herring

Fireworks and Mash & Avalon Promotions present:
Friday 6th April

Mandela Hall, Queen’s Students’ Union
Tickets: £19.50 from TICKETMASTER.IE and SEE TICKETS
Doors: 7.30pm / Show: 8pm
18+, Seating unreserved

“I only regret the people I didn’t have sex with….. And 60% of the people I did have sex with.” “Podfather” (the Guardian) and star of Radio 4’s Relativity, Richard Herring gets to the half-century (against all odds) and looks at how his life has changed in the last decade, from irresponsible, single kidult, literally fighting his way through a mid-life crisis, to married father who is mid-way to the telegram from the Queen (though given she will be 140 in 2067, she might forget to send it). Following on from “Oh F***, I’m 40!” , this is the second (and let’s face it, almost certainly penultimate) installment in Herring’s once-a-decade examination of ageing. “A gloriously infantile delight in mischief, provocation and inspired rudeness” The Guardian.

2017 Autumn lineup

We’re delighted to announce three shows from our current lineup.

First up on Wednesday 27th September, our Freshers special is headlined by Carl Donnelly. Twice an Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominee, you may know him best from appearances on the BBC’s Mock The Week or Russell Howard’s Good News. Support comes from Ireland’s comedian of the year; Steve Bennett.

Our second show of the run on Wednesday 11th of October. It’s headlined by one of our favourite Irish comics; John Lynn. Ex-secondary school teacher and now one of Ireland’s finest comics. You may know him best from appearances on the Republic of Telly (RTE) or Podge and Rodge (RTE). Support comes from Belfast comic; Mary Flanigan.

Our third show is headlined by one of the unsung heroes of the UK comedy scene; Mike Wilmot. Winner of the coveted Barry Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, you may know him best from appearances on Live At The Apollo (BBC1) and Rich Hall’s Fishing Show/Cattle Drive (BBC4). Support comes from one of Tyrone’s finest; Terry McHugh.

Our fourth show of the run is headlined by the absolute legend that is; Rob Rouse. The Ex-Geography teacher has been described critically as “A born clown”, those who really know him may lovingly use the word ‘idiot’. Most recently you’ll have seen him on Ben Elton’s hit BBC2 sitcom ‘Upstart Crow’. Support comes from viral YouTube star and Winner of Show Me The Funny; Laura Byrne.

Our final show of the run is on Wednesday 22nd of November, with one of our favourite acts and a true comedy legend; Ardal O’Hanlon is back to headline the club. Support comes from the amazing Joanne McNally. Tickets are £10 via this link.

As always, all shows feature our resident compere Colin Murphy.

One of Belfast’s longest running comedy clubs returns for yet another year of top-notch comedy! Previous headliners include; Peter Kay, Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Sean Lock, Sarah Millican, Ed Byrne and Jason Byrne.

Joe Lycett

Fireworks and Mash & Chambers Touring presents:
Thursday 14th June

Mandela Hall, Queen’s Students’ Union
Tickets: £20 from QUB.GLISTRR.COM and £22 from SEETICKETS
Doors: 7.30pm / Show: 8pm
18+, Seating unreserved


Pop in and see Joe Lycett as he brings his brand new stand-up tour, I’m about to lose control and I think Joe Lycett to the Mandela Hall on Thursday 14th of June. He’ll be sharing jokes, paintings and some of the pathetic internet trolling he’s been up to recently. As seen on 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, QI and The Royal Variety Performance.

‘A man who makes funny seem easy’ (Guardian).
‘If you want to bet on the next mainstream stand-up star put your shirt on Joe Lycett’ (Evening Standard).
‘Effortlessly funny’ (Time Out).
‘Did you sing a number?’ (Prince Charles after The Royal Variety Performance).