etb English
Theatre
Berlin
International Performing Arts Center




Blog Archive

Clever

CLEVER. The live comedy panel game show with Berlin’s funniest comedians!

Covering a wide range of games, puzzles and topics, this is Berlin’s best and only live game show. Be it astrophysics, history, geography or sports, local heroes from the lands of improv and stand-up comedy will be put to the test. Hosted by Canada’s Lee White (Crumbs), he challenges the comical combatants to prove who’s the cleverest. A correct answer will get you points… unless someone gives a funnier one. At the end of the day, being the smartest or funniest isn’t enough: in this exhilarating, interactive comedy quiz you have to be CLEVER to win!

Featuring contestants Noah Telson, Matilde Keizer and Björn Harras, with Amy Jane in the judge’s chair

CLEVER. The game show where the audience always wins laughs.

Check out some excerpts from the last iteration of CLEVER from July 2017!

Noah Telson – Raised in Woodstock, NY. Living in Berlin and has worked with ComedySportz Berlin. Now busy running and performing at Comedy Cafe Berlin, a hot bed of English-language comedy in Berlin. He also teaches through The Hive, writes and hosts Piffle! Podcast. Noah played in the Sport edition of Clever and was the champion.
Matilde Keizer – Matilde has lived many places from Italy to New York to Berlin. She has been wowing audiences all over. Known in Berlin for her work with GRILL TALK who are the winners of the first offensive, Guillotine Berlin’s first Harold team, Comedysportz and It’s that Time of the Month. Matilda is a one-time champion of Clever.
Björn Harras – A fantastic funny Improviser with Berlin finest, Die Gorillas. He has played on many stages around Berlin and has done much work on TV including portraying the evil Patrick Graf in the Daily Soap Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten. He is also a one-time champion of Clever.
Amy Jane – New Zealand born and Berlin-based, Amy has performed on The Kiwi TV show So you think you are Funny and all over Berlin. She is the strict but fair judge of the show. Nobody gets a point they don’t deserve when Amy in the judge’s seat.

Clever

CLEVER. The live comedy panel game show with Berlin’s funniest comedians!

Covering a wide range of games, puzzles and topics, this is Berlin’s best and only live game show. Be it astrophysics, history, geography or sports, local heroes from the lands of improv and stand-up comedy will be put to the test. Hosted by Canada’s Lee White (Crumbs), he challenges the comical combatants to prove who’s the cleverest. A correct answer will get you points… unless someone gives a funnier one. At the end of the day, being the smartest or funniest isn’t enough: in this exhilarating, interactive comedy quiz you have to be CLEVER to win!

CLEVER. The game show where the audience always wins laughs.

Featuring contestants Inbal Lori, Damien Warren-Smith and Björn Harras!

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding

Daniel-Ryan Spaulding is an internationally touring Canadian-Croatian stand-up comedian who has performed in over 40 countries worldwide.

His show is a wild ride through European expat life and the human condition. How does your perspective on life change as a global citizen? A show that will unburden your frustrations, leave you feeling empowered and make you laugh ‘til it hurts!

We are very excited to invite him back to ETB | IPAC for a solo show following his legendary headlining appearances in our International Comedy Showcase in 2014 and 2015!

“Daniel shines when engaged in storytelling, timing his humor well in an admirably relaxed fashion, while his mannerisms and confrontational attitude entertain, as he lets his inner frustrations spill out into hilarious and, at time, brutal anecdotes. Daniel’s combination of camp enthusiasm and fearless outspokenness serve to create a very entertaining show.”
– **** Three Weeks (UK)
“Brilliant, hilarious subversion” – Huffington Post

Watch Daniel-Ryan Spaulding’s viral hit (over 2 million views) on YouTube:

Clever

CLEVER. The live comedy panel game show with Berlin’s funniest comedians!

Covering a wide range of games, puzzles and topics, this is Berlin’s best and only live game show. Be it astrophysics, history, geography or sports, local heroes like Die Gorillas and your favorite stand-up comedians will be put to the test. Hosted by Canada’s Lee White (Crumbs), he challenges the comical combatants to prove who’s the cleverest. A correct answer will get you points… unless someone gives a funnier one. At the end of the day, being the smartest or funniest isn’t enough: in this exhilarating, interactive comedy quiz you have to be CLEVER to win!

CLEVER. The game show where the audience always wins laughs.

Featuring contestants Paul Salamone, Bjørn Harras and Matilde Keizer!

Good Luck, Barbara!

Berlin’s own Good Luck, Barbara! brings their special blend of long-form improvised comedy

A suggestion or two from you sparks 60 minutes of first rate tomfoolery – hilarious scenes interspersed with true-to-life monologues. Pretty much anything can happen, and it’s all made up before your very eyes by some of the best
improvisers this city’s got to offer.

Formed in 2013, Good Luck, Barbara! is a long-form improv group that performs regularly across Berlin.

July 2016 International Comedy Showcase

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 musical comedy by Luke Burrage (UK),  stand-up comedy by Katja Gerz (USA/Germany) and Captain Khalid (Tanzania), clown and physical comedy headliner Plague of Idiots (Europe), hosted by Paul Salamone (USA)

In cooperation with Egg & Bear Comedy Productions

Watch Plague of Idiots on Vimeo:

April 2016 International Comedy Showcase

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 stand-up comedy headliner Scott Capurro (USA), with sketch comedy by The Weird Show (Berlin), musical comedy by Alex Highet (from the band We’re Only Made of Snow) and hosted by Paul Salamone (USA)

In cooperation with Egg & Bear Comedy Productions

Watch Scott Capurro on YouTube:

March 2016 International Comedy Showcase

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 stand-up comedy headliner Paco Erhard (Germany), musical comedy by Luke Burrage (UK), cabaret comedy by Otto Kuhnle (Germany) and stand-up comedy by Rohit Bhatia (India), hosted by Paul Salamone (USA)

In cooperation with Egg & Bear Comedy Productions

Watch Paco Erhard on YouTube:

February 2016 International Comedy Showcase

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 musical comedy headliner Stephen Paul Taylor (Canada), stand-up comedy by Helen Bauer (UK) and Daniel Louis Vezza (USA), improv comedy by Good Luck, Barbara (USA/Canada), hosted by Paul Salamone (USA)

In cooperation with Egg & Bear Comedy Productions

October 2015 International Comedy Showcase

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 double headliners (stand-up) Sarah Franken (USA/UK) and Daniel-Ryan Spaulding (Canada), hosted and curated by Paul Salamone (USA)