The Half Hour Comedy Club Podcast
January 21, 2016 Laura Caldwell 0 Comments
The Half Hour Comedy Club is pretty much what it says on the tin; a weekly half hour comedy show in the Botanic Inn in Belfast.
Each week sees new comedians take to the stage at 7pm on a Tuesday for a free show filled with comedy and craic, and if half an hour doesn’t do it for you, the comedians record a post-show podcast in someone’s car on a Belfast side-street afterwards.
You can have a listen to the Half Hour Comedy Club Podcast on iTunes by clicking here or by clicking play on the link below.
Listening to the latest instalment (recorded last July), comedians Dion Arnold, George Firehorse, Sara-Jade Davidson and Adam Laughlin pile into a Vauxhall Astra to chat, discuss the show and generally make a whole host of strange noises.
The start of the podcast rambles on a bit, and at times it feels like a bit of an inside joke (obviously if you haven’t been to the show it’s hard to keep up), but with new comedians each week it’s always going to be a bit chaotic. Luckily, after the first ten minutes or so, the comedians get into the swing of things and stop talking over each other. Over the course of the next 20 minutes or so, we get to know the comedians a bit better and it’s a bit like having a chat with a (really funny) mate. Relaxed, informal and a good laugh.
Overall the podcast is a good idea, I like the variety of comedians and the DIY spontaneity of it being recorded in a car after the show, but the publishing of the podcast doesn’t seem regular and the ad hoc nature is sort of lost when it’s not being uploaded until four months after the show. If this became a more regular and regulated thing, then I could definitely see Belfast’s comedy lovers embracing this little snippet of NI craic.