In preparation for warm weather we’ve added some new items to the menu, including Yoyo’s Dark & Stormy and Mellen & Katz Gin & Tonic. Let’s celebrate this change and the arrival of Spring with a good ol’ binge drink. This weekend only!
Happy Hour Beer Special! From end of show to 11pm, all bottled Pils are €1,50. Just present your show stamp* to the bartender and say “BEER ME”.
*You have to buy a ticket to the show to be eligible.
So buy a goddamned ticket and see a goddamned comedy show.
Comedy Café Berlin is expanding its business into childcare with The Komedy Kindergarten.
Here at CCB we believe that being funny is a skill that can be learned and what better way to ensure an innate and intimate knowledge of humor than learning young? They say children who learn multiple languages grow up speaking fluently and with a greater capacity to absorb more knowledge. Beyond languages, we see a similar phenomenon in physical learning like Karate and gymnastics. And let us not forget the numerous examples of violin and piano virtuosi who began their careers just barely out of the womb. The advantages to young learning are infinite and we’re so excited to apply this same concept to joke-telling.
Our staff of highly trained comedians have spent the last 6 months researching and fine-tuning joke-telling methods for the young and impressionable mind. From basic humor skills for newborns to more complex joke structures for the 5 year olds.
The Komedy Kindergarten skill module includes:
Key dangling for newborns
Peekaboo for the uninitiated
Poop and fart jokes
Dealing with clowns and hecklers
The double punchline
Starting this month, CCB will be opening up registration for babies and toddlers between the ages of 6 months to 5 years of age. Registration is limited to just 20 spots. We expect a long list so please act quick as we operate on a first come, first serve basis.
For a full prospectus and pricing information please visit our special Komedy Kindergarten page:
The Swedes are coming! And they’re attacking with hilarity. CCB is featuring two nights of Swedish comedy this week. In English. Plus our very own resident Swede, Zacarias Branzell, is performing tonight at Comedy Reise! Get up ah! Get on up!
This Friday, Swedish improv group Scent ID are performing as part of our #FridayNightImprov series. They perform a show that is all about human relationships. Whether dysfunctional, functional, neurotic, or erotic, the show is usually funny, occasionally serious, and always entertaining. The ensemble makes a point of hanging out with the audience before shows, talking to them, asking questions, chatting. Sometimes they offer sweets as an icebreaker. They use this interaction instead of the usual audience suggestions as inspiration for their show.
As an added bonus, they’ll be joined by world class improviser Lori Inbal.
Berlin doesn’t get much outside improv so it’s a great chance to expand your horizons!
Born in Sweden to immigrant Chinese parents, Evelyn challenges pre-disposed norms, blending social commentary with sharp gags about everyday observations. Time Out Introduces 2014, Pleasance Comedy Reserve 2014. As seen and heard on Channel 4’s Comedy Blaps, BBC Radio 2.
“she’s not someone who panders to a room to get them to love her – as proved beyond doubt with a brutal but funny description of her sexual appetite or her period, that carries an inherent ‘sod you’ to any man who’s not comfortable with such talk“ – Steve Bennett, Chortle
There’s so much to say! But, wow, what an exciting year it’s been so far! Since opening on October 18th we’ve been non-stop boogying with shows, flowing beer and laughing audiences.
34 shows and 1 movie screening
1,179 tickets sold
6 sold out shows
3 visiting comedians (Hari Kondabolu, John Robertson and Will Hines)
Considering, after 3 months of being open, we haven’t had a single night where no one showed up, I think we’re doing pretty alright!
But there’s so much to improve and so much more excitement ahead. Starting in January, CCB will be standardizing it’s schedule, hyper focusing on show quality, offering classes and expanding our café and bar offerings.
What’s in store for 2016?
Donnerstags auf Deutsch – Every Thursday will be dedicated to German language comedy linchpinned by “Das Comedy Labor”, an evening for established and newly established comedians to try out new material, hosted by Jonas Imam and Michael Timm.
Friday Night Improv – Every Friday night will feature a regular rotation of short-form and long-form improv comedy, including ComedySportz and Good Luck, Barbara!
Stand-Up Saturdays! – Presented by our friends at Egg & Bear, Saturdays are dedicated to the best of the best stand-ups from “homegrown talent to imported celebrities”. It’s comedy for comedy lovers!
Sunday Specials – On Sunday evening, you’ll find a mixed bag of live podcast recordings, sketch shows and, something new we’re trying out, Tatort auf englisch – Tatort dubbed into English, live. And to add to it all, you can already start purchasing your tickets online through Eventbrite. #woot
We’ve also teamed up with Hive Improv and will be hosting 4 improv classes every week. If you’re interested, free previews for classes start January 9th! Make sure you sign up!
It’s too soon for us to divulge any details about our plans to kick the kitchen into full gear but just know that in a very short while we’re going to be making mouths water. Watch this space.
From all of us at CCB, we hope you have a fantastic year ahead and when you don’t, stop by and cheer yourself up. 😀
Good news folks! Hive Improv together with Comedy Café Berlin is now offering a full selection of improv courses in English starting January 2016! No where else in the city can you get this kind of highly focused curriculum, with this much variety and with this kind of teaching talent (full disclosure, I’m teaching).
Have you been coming to improv comedy shows and thinking, “goddamn, I wish I could get me some of that!”? Or have you been caught off guard at work when your boss asks you to give a presentation and your mouth feels like a goddamn piece of stale toast? Or are you that person at the party who holds court in the kitchen telling stories that no one wants to listen to but wishes people would? THEN SIGN UP.
Berlin’s best English language improv comedy group battle it out at their brand new home, CCB!
ComedySportz Berlin is a fun, fast-paced comedy improvisation show, in English. CSz is played like a sport with two teams that battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot. At the end of every scene, the audience votes for the winners. YOU DECIDE WHO WINS!