Tomorrow, we are launching SatireDay with 15 terrific events all poking fun at life and the uncertain times we face in this mad, mad world. Belfast is noted for its sardonic wit so this theme fits much of our programme including the shows tomorrow featuring the Rubberbandits, Michelle & Arlene, Bill Hicks: Relentless, our Kate Bush dance parody and Alternative Bedtime Stories - to name but a few! Don't forget our conference in the Mac will also explore the local comedy scene including humour and conflict. So join us in having a laugh and satirising the powers that shape our world. Book tickets at belfastcomedyfestival.com

Belfast Comedy Festival shared their event.

January 01, 1970

And the winner is Sarah! She Got Very Quizzical tonite in the wonderful American Bar. Great game show & lovely audience. Thanks to Rory, Matt & the team with hat tip to Paul & Jamie for tech help!

Lively crowd Getting Quizzical with Les Ismore in the American Bar. Game show mayhem!

Belfast Comedy Festival shared their event.

January 01, 1970

Last shout out for this hilarious game show taking place tonight in the lovely American Bar with Les Ismore. Expect fun, facts, laughter and tears with great prizes thrown into the comic mix! Tickets still available at only £5. Doors 9:00pm: Show 9.30pm

January 01, 1970

Tim McGarry: Night of SOLIDARITY

Tim McGarry – Belfast Comedy Festival 2017

with Mary Flanigan and Terry McHugh


What would Da say? Tim McGarry, star of Give My Head PeaceThe Blame Game, and hugely popular stand-up comedian and broadcaster, is getting it out for solidarity. Long-time supporter of Belfast-based charity Tools for Solidarity, Tim’s decided after 30-odd years providing tools and sewing machines to groups in East Africa, these folks deserve a gig of their own. Join him and brilliant support acts Mary Flanigan (Laughing Horse Free Fringe) and Terry McHugh (Blame Game) for a fabulous night of comedy.

Terry McHugh is a fast-rising local comedy star. The former yo-yo champion has gigged all over the country and supported both Jake O’Kane and Tim McGarry on their recent tours. Earlier this year he made his second appearance as guest comedian on the Blame Game.

Mary Flanigan has been gigging for 3 years, making a name for herself in the comedy circuit across the U.K. and Ireland. She was a semi-finalist in the Funny Women 2016 awards, has been featured on BBC Radio Ulster, and has written for Late Licence on BBC NI. She was featured in the Laughing Horse Free Fringe with her one-woman show ‘Mary Flanigan Is A Pisces, Obviously’.

Tools for Solidarity collects hand tools and sewing machines across Northern Ireland. International volunteers and local people with disabilities refurbish the tools and machines in our Sunnyside Street workshop. The recycled tools are shipped to projects in Africa, helping artisans there to improve their livelihoods and support their families.

tickets £20 & £17.50
show 8:00pm