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It’s That Time of the Month PLUS SIZE

This improvised live talk show hosted by Berlin’s funniest women is coming to English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center for a one-time engagement!

Don’t miss it as these seven unscripted comedians from six different countries take the stage to improvise about topics close to their hearts and dish out life advice on all things necessary.

Same outrageous cast. Same hilarious show. This time in a bigger venue with more prizes.

Comedians: Andrea Björk Andresdottir, Antonia Bär, Caroline Clifford, Matilde Keizer, Marisa Llamas, Janina Rook, Nicole Ratjen

GLB – Improv Comedy

GLB bring their show to the ETB | IPAC stage for a behemoth evening of improvised scenes weaved together with incomparable timing and gut-wrenching laughter.

 

Plus, they’re bringing some of their friends along!

 

Pretty much anything can happen, and it’s all made up before your very eyes by some of the best improvisers this city has to offer.

 

GLB is Berlin’s longest running English-language longform improv team. They perform every 1st & 3rd Friday at the Comedy Café Berlin. Formed in 2013 as Good Luck, Barbara, GLB is one of the first teams to bring North American-style longform improv to the German Hauptstadt, and has been performing continuously since then – from claustrophobic basement bars to ETB | IPAC here in Berlin, and the massive Del Close Marathon in New York City and SlapDash in London. GLB members teach improv through The CCB Training School and have trained a new generation of fantastic improvisers right here in Berlin. They are Nicole Ratjen, Josh Telson and Noah Telson.

 

The Weird Show

The Weird Show is Berlin’s first and only eponymously titled English-language sketch comedy group and show. Or is it show… and group? Since 2016, they have been gracing the stages of Berlin and entertaining young, old and middle-aged alike with a rotating crew of writers and performers who have trained at UCB, Second City, Hive Improv and in at least two Berlin kitchens.

With 100% original, handwritten material and 63% jokes they stole from their parents, the latest The Weird Show performance integrates multimedia, music, dance and more than one scene set in a restaurant. After numerous appearances around Berlin, they will be bringing their weird show to the ETB | IPAC stage.

Mark your calendars and secure a ticket because you’re not going to want to miss a Tremendous Future to Believe In We’re Better Together Make It Great Again Big Moment for Us All.

 

 

Improv Comedy Showcase

Hosted by GLB (formerly known as Good Luck, Barbara), featuring Berlin’s favorite improv comedy teams and presenting the very best of English-language improv in the German capital.

Rollercoasters is Berlin’s first and only musical improv group. Formed in 2017, the international cast has played a number of sold-out shows at venues across Berlin. Inspired by an audience suggestion, they create a full-length narrative musical replete with improvised songs, masterful acting and top-class comedy.

Cat Video is a German-Australian improv comedy duo. Their style might best be described as grounded insanity. They enjoy a slow burn just as much as a quick laugh. Peter and Jakob combine depth and hilarity in their characters to create wonderfully strange moments out of thin air.

Photo by Mariana Feijó Fernandes

 

Merciless

Johnny Armstrong is a quick-fire one-liner comedian from England’s deep, dark North.

He is known for his unique brand of black humor delivered with a hefty portion of self-deprecation. A veteran of the London comedy circuit, he has taken Germany by storm with TV appearances and sold-out shows across the mainland. Many say that he has internalized the Monty Pythons, but it looks more like he’s eaten them.

Johnny has made quite a name for himself performing in German and we’re very excited to be able to present him performing in his native English!

Test your German and check out Johnny performing Ein dicker Hipster in Stuttgart:

And you can find even more right HERE!

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.

Improv Comedy with Good Luck, Barbara!

Berlin’s own Good Luck, Barbara! (USA/CAN) brings their inventive and intelligent brand of improvised comedy to the Expat Expo once more.

Featuring special guests from the Berlin improv community, this show brings together a smorgasbord of different types of improv, including short form, long form and music! And as always, everything is made up in front of your eyes. Like magic. Only funnier.

October 2014 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 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.

September 2014 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 improv headliner Good Luck, Barbara! (Canada/USA), musical  guest Luke Burrage (UK) and stand-up comedy by Georg Kammerer (Germany) and Alex Upatov (Russia), hosted and curated by Paul Salamone (USA)

Featuring an introduction to the International Comedy Showcase as part of Theaterscoutings Berlin at 7:30 pm

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Official After Show Party at t Berlin (Fidicinstraße 38)!

We thought it would be a great idea to join forces with Berlin Expats (the largest English-language social group and forum for Berlin’s international community)  and are pleased to have their “Tea Party” on Saturday serve as the official After Show Party for our International Comedy Showcase.

Your online ticket for the International Comedy Showcase (8 €) get you into the Tea Party for FREE (instead of 3 €).

You can find more information on Facebook and Meetup!