Have you bought your tickets for Odyssey Cinemas Stand Up Spectacular: Jokes on Us.
Let me introduce myself. I’m Kieran Majury, one of the duty managers at Odyssey Cinemas
and a part-time stand-up. What do I mean by part-time? Well, the other time I’m either sitting
or sleeping… scratch that from the act.
Joker gets released Friday 4th October. It felt the perfect time for me to introduce you to
some of the finest Northern Irish based comedians.
You might not have been aware of them before but you won't forget them anytime soon.
These are people who I think will really help get you in the mood for the film.
Without further ado, here are the acts.
George Firehorse - Did you know George is Northern Ireland’s best children’s entertainer?
Don’t let that fool you, George is suitable for all ages. If anything he has the ability to bring
out the inner child in all of us. Using a mixture of magic, mayhem and merriment George will
bring your low mood into hysterics. Don’t underestimate him as a one-man show either.
Helpers such as the Monkey of Truth or a rodent that does impressions will aid the
performance. George is a one-man variety act rolled into one.
Jordan Robinson - An up and comer in the Belfast comedy scene he has been building a
name for himself. I shared a bill with him one time and to be honest he blew everyone else
out of the water. He has risen up through the ranks very quickly and is one to watch. His
comedy is a mixture of a slice of life with a darker edge.
Marcus Keeley - Did you know that Marcus is one of Northern Ireland’s top poets? Well he
is, he rose to the top of the field. It got to the point where he would enter competitions
anonymously and he still one. The man could do no wrong until… He started to make his
poems funny, sacrilege, sac re bleu. Sack the whole lot of them is what he did and began
doing stand up. His comedy is a combination of observation, biography and shaggy dog
stories. He taught me the most valuable lesson in stand up: Silence is golden.
Adam Laughlin - Adam is a powder keg of energy and unpredictability. He is a stand up in
the purest form. He is boundless enthusiasm. His onstage persona lives on a diet of laughter
and I have never seen the man go hungry. When I first saw him perform it was a revelation.
Adam incorporates physicality, voices and music (his reading of Sean Paul’s opus “Like
Glue” is a joy to behold). On a rare occasion, puppets. Adam was born to make people
laugh. Sure it’s in his name.
Frazer Robb - Frazer has been a father figure to me in comedy. He showed me the ropes
when I joined the improv group, Wonderfrog (performing at the Black Box Belfast October
23rd). He was always on hand to give me guidance during my time with the group. Frazer
trained at Second City in Chicago. Not only does he know his onions he remembers where
he put them in a scene. He has brought the spirit of improv to his stand up, evolving from a
set routine to something more free form. Frazer is fearless stand-up and I can’t wait for you
to see him.
Those are the acts and Friday is going to be a fantastic night, and there’s going to be a film
after it too? Does Odyssey Cinemas know how to put on a show or what?
Hope to see you there.
Unless the Joker kidnaps and replaces me at the last minute but then that’ll never
Oh, one final thing, tickets for this are going fast, if you’re thinking about booking, now would
be the time.