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Tim McGarry explains why you simply can't miss the debate, discussion and debauchery at this year's Imagine! festival in Belfast. 90% of events are *completely* free – bring your ideas and join in! Book tickets at imaginebelfast.com

The star of RTE’s acclaimed comedy series, The Savage Eye, makes his long awaited return to Belfast. David McSavage is Ireland’s most divisive comedian – he’s funny too! His new live show, A Sacred Cow, is another way at looking at all of the institutions and parts of life in Ireland that shape us. The Church, politicians, alcohol and celebrities, all come under scrutiny with a level of honesty and caustic wit. Not suitable for clergy, politicians, bankers and economists. Is suitable for people that want a good night out!

David McSavage Live: A Sacred Cow

The star of RTE’s acclaimed comedy series, The Savage Eye, makes his long awaited return to Belfast. David McSavage is Ireland’s most divisive comedian – he’s funny too! His new live show, A Sacred Cow, is another way at looking at all of the institutions and parts of life in Ireland that shape us. The Church, politicians, alcohol and celebrities, all come under scrutiny with a level of honesty and caustic wit. Not suitable for clergy, politicians, bankers and economists. Is suitable for people that want a good night out!

March 23, 2017 - March 23, 2017

Dear Festival Friends - Happy New Year. Its been a funny old year but thanks for making 2016 our most successful festival to date. We hope to be back next year so watch this space. Thanks again for your support.

about the festival

what’s the craic?

Belfast Comedy Festival ‘Belly Laughs’ was set up by a group of comedy enthusiasts in 2011 with the aims of adding value to Belfast’’s cultural offering, providing a platform for local talent and, most of all, entertaining audiences with a variety of acts at a value accessible to all sections of the community.

legal STATUS

The festival is registered under the Companies Act 2006, as a not for profit private limited company, limited by guarantee (company number N1614137). In addition, we are registered with HMRC as a charity for tax purposes in line with Schedule 6 of the Finance Act 2010 (reference number XT36961) and with the Charity Commission NI (NIC101004).

MANAGEMENT ctte.

We have a board of directors comprising Don Leeson, Caroline Wilson, Donal McBrien, Anthony Barrett and Lindsey Mitchell.

our mission

Our mission is to provide a first class annual comedy festival in Belfast, with a variety and value that allows all sections of the community to benefit.

our objectives

Our objectives are to nurture home grown comic talent; to programme innovative and international comedy events which add value to Belfast’s cultural offering; to promote Belfast as one of Europe’’s most dynamic cities and must-visit destinations; to explore the boundaries of comedy in the city by examining the history and role of humour particularly in regards to peace building and challenging prejudice; and to develop new audiences which will assist the further development and sustainability of venues and comedy clubs in the city.