Live stand-up comedy shows are happening again in Berlin! You can come see live shows, real people, no screens.
Of course, every show works with a hygiene and distance concept and there is limited seating. For donation-based open mics (which I think is the most interesting way to experience stand-up comedy) I would recommend looking up the events in facebook and reserve there or contact the host. Of course, you can still show up at the spot and hope there is space for you.
Please also bare in mind to support the performers, theaters and bars. Laugh for an entire household, drink for three. You don’t even have to drink to support – you can also just donate to the locations.
Here is a list of places that are open again. If I missed any, please let me know:
Comedy Café Berlin in Neukölln is open again. They have a sweet bar, live shows with improv, stand-up and related genres (most in English). You can also take a class at their training school or buy sweet merch there (and I think some of my original art postcards). They also just introduced a BIPOC scholarship.
Mad Monkey Room in Prenzlauer Berg is open almost every night for German speaking shows. They post all shows on their facebook page.
Deriva in Neukölln is a lovely bar with a lovely back room and several mics each week.
Tati goes underground between Prenzlauer Berg and Mitte has some shows going on as well.
The Wall in Berlin Friedrichshain is a brand new comedy club with mostly english shows every night of the week.
Space Meduza in Kreuzberg is opening up again and offering mics. I also love the wild jellyfish interior and good drinks there.
Again, if I missed any, please let me know.
Photo Credits: SergeySanin.com for Comedy Heads show in Hamburg – which is also happening again. They have an open air on July 18th 2020 at Monkeys Hamburg. Uga uga.