In recent years, Berlin’s transformation into the cultural capital of Europe has also brought about an explosion of English-language comedy.

While most open mics and showcases feature stand-up comedy in bar venues, ETB | IPAC’s monthly International Comedy Showcase combines international headliners with multiple forms of comedy by local artists, including stand-up, short-form and long-form improv as well as musical comedy in our gorgeous 120-seat auditorium.

Featuring headliner Isak Jansson (Sweden), musical  guest A Spoonful of Deutschland (USA/Ireland/Germany) and improv comedy by ComedySportz Berlin, hosted by Chris Davis (Scotland)  and curated by Paul Salamone (USA)

What do you get when you combine three very nerdy tour guides, one hairy Scottish musician, far too many beers and a smoky basement bar in Berlin’s red light district? A Spoonful of Deutschland is the musical comedy project which explains the ins and outs of German history (sorry Poland), through the medium of song. Songs designed to subliminally impose Western capitalist ideals upon children the world over. But we digress… Summer Banks, Matti Geyer and Barry McKeon have been pulling at this unlikely thread for quite some time now, perform regularly around Berlin and even made a trip to Leipzig, much like Napoleon. The songs might sound familiar – if this is the case, it is pure coincidence. No really – don’t tell the mouse.