Essential comedy: Thirsty Thursdays at Crescent Arts Centre Belfast

Sandy from BBC NI's Soft Border Patrol AKA comedian Alan Irwin AKA will be perfoming at next week's Thirsty Thursdays comedy night at Crescent Arts Centre

MONTHLY carry-out fuelled comedy club Thirsty Thursdays returns to the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast next week for another instalment of blue bag-fuelled mirth.

Following February's sell-out show headlined by Hole In The Wall Gang leader Tim McGarry, the club's March fixture finds a line-up populated entirely by comedians who also have a hand in actually putting on nights like this.

Yes, billed as The Promoters, this lot have actually felt the pain of trying to persuade Joe Public to get off their sofa of a Baltic Thursday evening in order to sample stand-up based entertainment – but don't hold that against them.

Your comedian/promoter line-up strongly resembles Graeme Watson from The Infinite Jest, Alan Irwin from Kill Your Darlings and star of new BBC One NI TV comedy Soft Border Patrol (which starts tonight at 10.35pm), Conor Keys from the Omagh Comedy Club, Peter E Davidson from Mason's Comedy Club and Luke McGibbon of The Pavilion.

As ever, the entire point of the evening that it's a bring your own event, so don't forget to hit the offy on your way up the road lest you be reduced to begging for sips of booze off the other patrols like some sort of recalcitrant wino.

Tickets £10 via, Use code THIRSTY for a 10 per cent discount.  

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