Comedy In Belfast
If you’re in need of a giggle it’s time to head to one
of Northern Ireland’s comedy clubs and relieve some tension.
The J20 Waterfront Comedy Club is held regularly at Belfast
Waterfront Hall [map],
Lanyon Place, and offers an explosively fun time with performances
from the likes of Give My Head Peace, which is Northern Ireland’s
most popular sitcom, and comedy dramas such as Club Sound.
Another great place to see some of Belfast’s up-and-coming comedians
is the Empire Bar and Music Hall [map]
, Botanic Avenue. This is where many internationally popular comedians
first found fame and still hosts nights where local talent are put
firmly in centre stage.
If you like a little song and dance with your comedy then check out
what's on at the Grand Opera House [map].
Here you'll find a number of touring musical productions, some of
which have comedy as a central theme like The Play What I Wrote. But
you will also find drama and stand-up on the bill that is likely to
put a smile on your face.
Belfast’s most-loved comedy star is May McFettridge;
a tiny Ulster housewife who has a sharp tongue and a heart of gold.
But there’s more to May than meets the eye (think of NI’s
answer to Dame Edna), and she regularly headlines major shows at the
Grand Opera House, Great Victoria Street. In fact she’s been
there more than anyone else living or dead in the Opera House’s
esteemed history, making a visit to see little May a must during your
stay in Belfast.
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