Photos from Stand-up for the Ladies in Hamburg

Stand-up for the Ladies with ten comedians!

The German stand-up comedy underground is growing and last week’s show was proof of it. When I started my Show Stand-up for the Ladies last year, I said „when I get more than four female Comedians on stage, I achieved my goal and quit“. Because statistically, a Comedyshow books like 0,3215 women per show. I want to show the opposite. And with time it is possible. At last week’s show, TEN comediennes performed! And I’m not quitting. Because it’s too much fun. And because it’s an important stage for newcomers to test their material, their act, their craft. As a new comedian, you need to perform perform perform. There are no short cuts in comedy!

The more comedians the merrier comedy

A colleague recently asked me “aren’t you happy, that there aren’t that many female comedians, because that way you stick out more?”. No no no hell no. The more the better. The more female voices we make heard, the better! The more diverse, the better. Generally, we need more comedians. We also need more shitty Comedians. Yes your read that right. People sometimes ask me why there are so many good comedians from the USA? Because they have so many shitty comedians. The bigger the ice berg, the better the peak. And I want to build a giant ice berg as if there is no climate change!

That’s why I keep asking: Do you want to perform? Do you know someone, who has to go on stage? We are always looking for more womenx and menx to try stand-up comedy. You can contact us also via email: standupfortheladies@gmail.com

The last show for this year

I’m just quitting for this year. Next year, Stand-up for the Ladies will be back! When exactly is not certain yet, but I will post it here and on our facebook page. On there, I also just published nice photographs from last week. Because I had my favorite photographer Sergey Sanin there and he took stunning portraits of everyone. Here are some of them.

This episode’s comedians were:

Martina “Matze” Schönherr, Jenny Kallenbrunnen, Kristina Bogansky, Katarzyna Kamosiak, Stephy Bauer, Anton Grübener, Ghasal Falaki, Anni Winter, Natalie Schröder, Headliner Birte Rehberg and yours truly, Host Ingrid Wenzel.

 

 

Running Order (c) Sergey Sanin

 

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Best class photo thanks to (c) www.SergeySanin.de

 

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Big Thanks to our location Jolly Jumper/Haus73 Hamburg (c) Sergey Sanin

 

 

All ten Stand-up Comedians plus Stargast & “Quotenmann” Anton Grübener (c) Sergey Sanin (From left to right, top to bottom: Martina Schönherr, Ingrid Wenzel, Jenny Kallenbrunnen, Kristina Bogansky, Katarzyna Kamosiak, Stephy Bauer, Anton Grübener, Ghasal Falaki, Anni Winter, Natalie Schröder and Headliner Birte Rehberg.)

 

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Passing the Mic. This is what a proud parent must look like. It was Anni’s first stand-up performance and it was MAGIC! (c) Sergey Sanin

 

 

Stand-up for the Ladies 30.11.2017

Stand-up for the Ladies is back for the last time this year! Showtime is November 30th, 8pm at Jolly Jumper in Hamburg. Comedy (just like the metalwork industry) is a boys club. But not on November 30th! We have a great line-up of comedians, who all happen to be women. Get your ticket online or at the venue before showtime. We open at 7pm and start at 8pm. We have a whole new line-up, newcomers and established comedians. It’s only 5 Euro because we see ourselves as a woke open mic where we can experiment with stand-up comedy (before we take over the country’s stadiums). Language will be GERMAN but, yes, I continue to write here in English for everybody.

We have a sweet line-up for this show – but if YOU want to be part of a next show, contact us! Stand-up is a craft, that can be learned. Being funny is just the premise. Do you want to perform and don’t know where to start? Drop us an email via social media or standupfortheladies (at) gmail dot com.

This is our 15th show Stand-up for the Ladies! We also have a facebook page, yes I heard, it’s so uncool now? BUT there, you can browse through lots of photos from our previous shows. At every gig, I persuaded our Russian star photographer Sergey Sanin to come and take onstage photos of all artists. It’s our proof that there are lots of women in comedy in Germany and even more are up and coming! So come and check out Stand-up for the Ladies one last time in 2017!

 

 

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Stand-up for the Ladies – Fall of Comedy

Last week, I hosted my comedyshow  „Stand-up for the Ladies“ in Hamburg. We had a nice show with five funny women on stage (zero unfunny women, just in case you were wondering). Two guys, whose show was cancelled last minute, came by spontaneously and performed as well. Thanks for that! And thanks to my photographer Sergey Sanin, I got nice photographs from the show. The next show will be November 30th! Until then, you can see me on stage in various other cities – or in these nice pics:

 

 

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This is our 14th show Stand-up for the Ladies! We also have a facebook page, yes I heard, it’s so uncool now? BUT there, you can browse through lots of photos from our previous shows. At every gig, I persuaded our Russian star photographer Sergey Sanin to come and take onstage photos of all artists. It’s our proof that there are lots of women in comedy in Germany and even more are up and coming! You can also find some photos from the previous comedyshow in Hamburg on my last blog post.

Stand-up for the Ladies

There are 72.246.655 hashtags with the word #blessed on instagram. Enough reasons to not use that word myself. But this week I was blessed. On Monday, my first comedy and cartoon gig went great (pics coming soon). And on Tuesday, I hosted my show “Stand-up for the Ladies” at Haus73 Hamburg. We were seven female and two male comedians. Take that, mainstream comedy shows booking only one woman, if at all! And three of them had their first gig ever that night on my stage. First performances are always historic! It was a great show. So great, that afterwards I didn’t even mind taking the 4 hour night bus from Hamburg to Berlin. I expected the bus driver to announce the stop Berlin – he did not! I didn’t set an alarm. Thankfully, I woke up by myself. If not, I would have woken up at final destination Prague! Auch schön.

And thanks to Sergey Sanin, I got nice photo proof from the show.

PS: On Thursday, I commuted again to Hamburg. I hosted a comedyshow at a hair salon. (yeah, big theaters, my time will come eventually). At the end, eight police officers showed up. “Neighbors alarmed us. They suspected a burglary because they heard a strange noise”. What, laughter? A burglary disguised as a comedyshow! Only in Germany. And yes, after the show I again took the night bus back to Berlin – and set an alarm. 

 

Host und Holzfäller

 

 

Me and my improv Buddy Regina performing GRUNZ & REMPEL (A German improv version of Antique Roadshow)

 

 

Our “company logo”

 

 

I had to make sure I had the right crowd in the room because in the room next door there was a political panel discussion – and a few guests actually confused the rooms and came a few minutes late to my show

 

 

The show title could also be “Nice people performing good comedy” <3 thankful and…. #blessed