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Quatsch in English

Strictly Stand Up – The English Comedy Night

hosted by Christian Schulte-Loh – live at the Köln Comedy Festival!

Quatsch Comedy Club, Germany’s most famous stand-up comedy club, is presenting the very first international stand-up comedy show in English at the international Köln Comedy Festival!

The comedy professionals at Quatsch Comedy Club fly in the best international comedians from all over the world exclusively for one night only. Quatsch Comedy Club is living a comedic tradition for almost 30 years. It has been proud to present Strictly Stand Up in Berlin for five years running and is thrilled to be bringing our international flair to Cologne for the very first time.

Strictly Stand Up at Köln Comedy Festival will also be moderated by our regular hilarious host, Christian Schulte-Loh. He’s fast! He’s funny! OMG he’s tall! Before our guest comedians take the stage, our MC and Strictly Stand Up curator Christian jokes with the audience and warms up the room. Christian has honed his craft in the most famous (and most notorious) comedy clubs throughout Britain and all over the world. After the show, you can brag to your friends you’ve experienced that rarest of creatures: a funny German. Christian will be presenting two hours of great comedy with four of the best international club comics from around the world!

Look forward to this fabulous line-up:

Charlie Baker (United Kingdom)
Charlie headlines at all major comedy clubs and festivals and has even won the Mervyn Stutter Spirit of the Fringe award for his debut Edinburgh show in 2009. He’s also a regular fixture on British TV, having appeared on famous shows like Dr Who and EastEnders. His quick, creative delivery might leave you gasping for breath. „A superior take on the modern showman“ (The Guardian)

Dana Alexander (Canada)
Dana is one of Canada’s most hilarious comedians. Her comedic style is both refreshing and irreverent, drawing material from her diverse lifestyle, her gay friends and her crazy Jamaican family. She is a highly experienced club act and television comedian.
Dana’s comedy is “warmly funny with an impishly sarcastic sense of humour.” (Chortle) This is a lady not to be missed.

Ari Eldjárn (Iceland)
Ari is Iceland’s biggest comedy star. Long established in his home country, he took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm in 2017, followed by a triumphant solo show at London’s Soho Theatre. His observational comedy is second to none. When Ari played our Strictly Stand Up Show in 2018, he was upstaged only by the Icelandic Ambassador to Germany. We are thrilled to have him here with us in Cologne. “Affectionate, silly and hilarious.“ (The Scotsman)

Plus a special performance by a surprise mystery guest, to be announced soon!

Get your London and New York comedy club feeling right here in the city and enjoy comedy the way it’s supposed to be: up close, in your face and live!