One great night of comedy featuring three exclusive, brand new shows from some of Northern Ireland’s hottest stand ups.
Sketch comedy star, comedy club MC Peter E Davidson presents his first full length stand up show Belongingings. The show is all about the desperate battle we all face just trying to fit in. Kind of like a fat man in a wet suit. Peter has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe as part of sketch group ‘Love the Concept’ as well as having written for BBC NI, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 4.
Paddy McGaughey is one of the best acts on the local comedy scene and has played support to a whole host of acts including Tim McGarry, Colin Murphy and Kevin McAleer. He is the resident MC at the Braid comedy club in Ballymena and a fantastic addition to any comedy bill up and down the country.
Headline act of the night is the brilliant Terry McHugh (ed fringe 2013, 2014, 2015 & Micky Bartlett tour support), presenting his amazing new Edinburgh show Stand Up By Me. In Terry’s short years of stand up he’s amassed an amazing amount of gigs and has recently opened for Patrick Kielty on his Home tour – and its easy to see why. A natural born story teller and disgruntled Belfast man transposed to Omagh, there’s nothing he can’t turn a funny eye to. Whether it be from accidentally getting his tweets read out in Stormont to becoming the best extra ever on Game of Thrones. Terry’s show is a must.
The master of surreal nonsense and bohemian clown presents his third full length show since storming the Edinburgh Fringe back in 2009 with The Sticky Bivouac.
Paul has appeared on national TV (BBC TV’s Live at the Electric) and gained a fan base that includes some of the UK’s comedy A-listers such as Stewart Lee, Tony Law and Tom Stade amongst others.
So come witness first hand the world debut of his latest creation,
We are delighted to present this exciting new show from one of our leading comics.
With her trademark humour, insight and compassion, Nuala McKeever reflects on half a lifetime of exploring what makes us tick. From being heckled by a kid (“Just be funny!!!”) to surviving births, deaths and marriages, Nuala’s take on life in this hilarious evening of conversation, songs and possibly some dodgy poetry, will send you home on a (legal) high.
"When I was young I thought the world was run by adults who knew what they were doing. Now I am one of those adults and I realise everybody’s just winging it. Nobody knows everything. Most of us don’t know very much at all. We’re kids running around in suits and high heels, pretending we’ve got it sussed. And admitting that is probably the most grown-up thing we can do.”
**Strictly no mime or interpretive dance!
Don’t miss the smash hit new show from Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and award-winning comedy half-man-half-Xbox!
Daniel’s sold out seven consecutive Edinburgh Fringe seasons, has made TV appearances on Sunday Night at Palladium, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News, Conan O’Brien (four times in one year – the first stand-up ever to achieve this) and has had his own BBC show.
Comedy stalwart, Neil Dougan, attempts to compress over five hundred years of Protestant culture into his new one man show specially produced for the festival.
Packed with tales of ‘head the balls’ and heretics, his subjects range from revolutionary reformists to bonfire builders, the Four Musketeers, a tribe of Native American Orangemen, the Scots Irish, 17th Century Calvinist orgies (in Essex), Saint Patrick …even Rasputin gets a mention!
“Tough – minded observations with affectionate warmth.” **** The Skinny
“Gems in here.” Chortle
“Dougan comes into his own when interacting with the crowd.” Fringe Guru
The wonderful Teresa Donaldson is support for this show.
A family friendly stand-up comedy show for kids and BIG KIDS!
We have a fantastic show with three brilliant performers. Come to the shows for knock, knock jokes and silly songs. Nonsense word play and stories of pongs. Big loud mime and funny faces. Laughing loud at weird voices.
Our MC is Andrew Stanley from The Comedy Cellar and The Laughter Lounge, Dublin and a regular at Queen’s Comedy Club. He’s also a big fan of wrestling and Pikachu!
Paul Currie and Paul Tylak are also performing in what must be one of the best value comedy shows of the year!
Part of the BabyDay Belfast celebratiion
Is Northern Ireland politics getting you down? Then join Tim McGarry as he finds the funny in all things political and discusses everything from Jim Allister to gay marriage in this new show.
Could you run Northern Ireland better than the 108 MLAs we have? If they weren’t there would we miss them? At the end you may never vote again or you may start your own party.
Tim McGarry’s Political Party: like real politics, only fun.
Support from Ballymena's favourite son, the wonderful Paddy McGaughey