At Joke Time we get a funky mix of open mic-ers and pro comedians coming through every week, and you’re invited to join the fun!
The show starts at 8.30, every Wednesday at the Comedy Café Berlin. It’s free entry, but we ask for donations. If you just wanna check out the show and have a laugh, you can stop reading here.
If you’re an aspiring Dave Chappelle or Sarah Silverman or insert_funny_person, read on:
With the growing number of comedians, in order to run a tight show, we need comics to show up on time. So be at the Comedy Café Berlin at 8pm to get a guaranteed spot. Write your name on a piece of paper and throw it in the bucket on stage. Depending on the number of signups, you’ll get 3 to 5 minutes of stage time.
Once the show starts, your host Toby Arsalan will draw names from the bucket. Watch the show, support your fellow comedians and you’ll hear your name called out a couple of spots ahead of your turn.
Please also read our Community Code of Conduct: https://www.comedycafeberlin.com/community-code-of-conduct/
We encourage newcomers and esp. female, LGBT & POC comics to come by, our show is very inclusive (unlike all the other comedy shows in Berlin, which are all very racist and sexist).
NOTE: You do not get a free drink for performing at this open mic.
The CCB Improv Jam is an open stage for improvisers looking to practice, have fun or try out long-form improv for the first time. It’s also fun to just watch!
Anyone can join and everyone can play.
Put your name on the list when you arrive and we’ll draw teams randomly during the jam until everyone’s had a chance to perform. You’ll be joined by CCBTS students, CCB House Team players and many others. It’s fun, it’s relaxed and super supportive! All experience levels welcome!
Please arrive by 8:15pm to sign up. Anyone arriving late is not guaranteed a spot to play.
The CCB Improv Jam is hosted by a new improv team every week.
Unsure about how the improv jam works? Check out our 7 tips to having a good jam.
Every 1st Sunday of the month, Cuter than Hedgehogs and Comedy Café Berlin bring you Berlin’s most exciting new improv teams.
See a mix of sets by freshly-formed groups getting up on stage for the first time, and established teams working on new formats.
If you’re interested in performing at The Hedge, you can sign up here.
A monthly improvised live talk show hosted by Berlin’s funniest women. Join us for a daytime evening of hilarity where we improvise about topics close to our hearts and dish out life advice on all things necessary. A non award winning show.
***disclaimer: Since the show is fully improvised, ITTOTM can never be sure in advance which topics might come up, including serious or sensitive issues related to personal experiences. ITTOTM wants to be mindful about the way they handle tougher issues, while still making you laugh. Please always feel free to approach them with concerns or constructive feedback.***
Longform improv performed by CCB’s inaugural Harold House Teams.
The Harold is a 25 minute improv format developed by Del Close.
It is the pinnacle of improv.
About the Teams
CCB Harold House Teams are People System and Fünfdollar.They are Amanda King, Andrew Blumhagen, Antonia Bär, Carl Clancy, Caroline Clifford, Clementine Satsuma, Jakob Wagner, Janina Rook, Marisa Llamas, Matilde Keizer, Michele Guido, Nacho Sanguinetti, Peter Talbot, Gaston Stabiszewski, Emma Aldridge, Andrea Björk Andrésdóttir, Sara Nere and Trevor Silverstein. They are directed and coached by Josh Telson and Noah Telson.
GLB is CCB’s premier improv team and has performed to packed houses across Europe.
With a suggestion from the audience, GLB sets off on a night of first rate tomfoolery – hilarious scenes weaved together with incomparable timing. 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.
They are Nicole Ratjen, Josh Telson and Noah Telson.
“Exciting, a definite recommendation.”
“With a passion for the art, the audience and pushing forward it’s hard to imagine these performers not making a big mark on the scene.”
–Lee White, CRUMBS
“These guys and gal are a must-see. The sheer speed of their combined brains and sharp humor is mind blowing. I may or may not have laughed ’til I peed.”
–Kristian Bruun, Actor, BBC’s Orphan Black
“[GLB] does wonderfully inventive, highly intelligent improv. Comprised of individually skilled members, their chemistry and experience together creates truly dynamic and unique theatre. Their audience base is enthusiastic and loyal; and GLB never disappoints, delivering whimsical stories, cracked characters, cultural commentary, and huge laughs to eager crowds in Berlin. Simply put, their shows are electric- not to be missed.”
–Tess Degenstein, Space Janitors, Rapid Fire Theatre, Bad Dog Repertory Theatre
“In a city that is quickly gaining a reputation for its English comedy [GLB] is leading the way. With intelligent, quick-witted storytelling and a quirky, surprising cast, GLB is a joy to watch each and every show. You can’t even call them Berlin’s best kept comedy anymore. The word is out. And the audiences are laughing.”
–Mat Mailandt, Notorious
“[GLB] are one of the hottest improv outfits on the scene. Their obvious chemistry is fantastic to see and no doubt the product of years of honing their group mind. This is something people should see. If your sides aren’t hurting at the end of a GLB show, you’re either impervious to laughter or are significantly fitter than I am, which, frankly, no one is. A bunch of bloody legends, these guys are the dope. Drink. It. In… or regret it soon and for the rest of your life. They’re just so damned tight!”
–Carlo Ritchie “The Bear Pack”, “Bonus Stage”, Director “Improv Theatre Sydney”
“History as we know it is based on Humankind being half-cut”
– Chris Davis
Chris combines his two talents – comedy and cocktails – to create a unique show complete with audience interaction, drunken anecdotes and free tasters.
Chris has been a cocktail barman for 10 years and has worked in many various bars in Berlin – including a high-end brothel (as a barman…). Chris makes great quality cocktails with only the best top shelf quality alcohol. This means – NO HANGOVERS! He has also been a Stand Up Comedian now for 6 years and has performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Glasgow International Comedy Festival, various venues in London, New York and…Belgium AND was even a finalist in the Scottish Comedian of the Year Award back in 2013.
For this show, The Wandering Barman, Chris will make cocktails live on stage, invite guests to the on-stage bar and teach you to make cocktails while reciting his own drunken antics of his 8 years in Berlin. He also wants to hear your stories of drunken behaviour, so come prepared with a wild story of your own.
After the show Chris will serve you beer, wine, long drinks and more cocktails behind the bar as we all continue the festivities of a Saturday night at Comedy Cafe Berlin.
Please note, tickets purchased at the door will incur an extra 2€ surcharge!
“A down-to-earth character who embodies everything it means to be a true Scottish comedian” – Broadway Baby
“Davis is entertainment with a capital E” – one4review
“Fizzling and physically manic” – The Sunday Times
“Chris Davis weaves Comedy Gold in the true Scottish comic tradition” – Live Berlin
“Triumph of style” – Chortle
“Sharp social observations and energetic story telling” – Sunday Herald
Eurovision 2019 promises to be crazy as every year, as countries across Europe (plus Australia & Israel) battle to get the most votes. Whether you’re a Eurovision-nerd or have no idea what’s going on, this night is for you! Join us for a screening with live commentary from Emma Aldridge and Tobias Hauser. Expect wild drinking games, crazy outfits and lots of fun!
ComedyShorts is a fun, fast-paced comedy improvisation show, in English. The show is performed with two teams that play 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!
At the end of every scene, the audience votes for the winners.
Rollercoasters is Berlin’s first musical improv group. Formed in 2017, they perform totally improvised comedy musicals based entirely on an audience suggestion.
Lyrics formed the moment they’re uttered. Dances choreographed by nothing but the mood in the room. Tony-winning acting and Olivier-winning comedy combined into one big ball of awesome.
Even the darkest night will end… and the sun will rise… so get your tickets… now!