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Eddie Izzard was back in Germany touring his comedy show Force Majeure. The English comic legend talks with Amok Mama about humour across boundaries and performing in multiple languages. His memoir Believe Me is also out now. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

The Berlinale Blog: Best kept secrets

Secrets and lies, confessions and betrayals: all in a day’s work at the Berlinale, which sees Sally Potter’s The Party succeed where fellow Competition film The Dinner failed, as well as an Austrian Forum film deliver the creepy goods. more

Feb 13, 2017 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Just for laughs?

Comedy tends to be underrepresented at the major film festivals, but there’s a smattering of light-hearted fun to be had at this year’s Berlinale. more

Feb 13, 2017 11:15 AM The Berlinale Blog

English-speaking comedians improvise over a live stream of Germany's favourite crime show in Tatort auf Englisch. Check it out this Sun, Feb 5, 19:45 at Comedy Café Berlin. more

Feb 2, 2017 2:00 PM Theatre & Dance

What's the point of living in a free country if you can't accuse foreign dictators of fucking goats? more

Apr 11, 2016 11:00 AM Opinion 4 Comments

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Maggie's Plan

The Berlinale Blog: The best laid plans...

Directors Reza Dormishian and Rebecca Miller return to the Berlinale with two very different beasts, highlighting the variety of this year’s Panorama selection. Lantouri and Maggie’s Plan are reviewed. more

Feb 15, 2016 7:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

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Sufat Chol (Sand Storm)

The Berlinale Blog: It's war! First the patriarchy, then everyone else

From the great to the ridiculous: Panorama's Sufat Chol (Sand Storm) and War On Everyone... more

Feb 13, 2016 2:00 AM The Berlinale Blog

INTERVIEW. Known for his deadpan, one-liner bits accompanied by guitar, Seattle's ultimate hipster comedian puts away his guitar for his "American Babe" tour. Catch his (often too) candid comedy at Noize Fabrik on Feb, 11 at 19:30. more

Feb 8, 2016 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

INTERVIEW: Brooklyn-based comedian Hari Kondabolu comes to Berlin for the first time, performing at the Comedy Café on Dec 18. We discussed performing in unfamiliar places, as well as the enduring relationship between comedy and politics. more

Dec 14, 2015 3:00 PM Theatre & Dance 1 Comments

Berlin's first dedicated international comedy stage, Comedy Café Berlin, finally opens its doors on Sun, Oct 18. With the city's English comedy scene exploding, the ambitious venue hopes to centralize the scene with shows and comedy classes. more

Oct 15, 2015 11:00 AM Theatre & Dance

INTERVIEW: British comedian Josie Long brings "Cara Josephine", her most personal show to date, to two Neukölln venues from Oct 8-9. She spoke with us about heatbreak, guerilla shows and outdoor sports. more

Oct 5, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

OUT NOW! Elyas M'Barek reprises his role as falsified teach Ziki Müller in FACK JU GÖHTE 2, trading public schooling for the scenic beaches of Thailand, but not much else. more

Sep 10, 2015 10:30 AM Film

INTERVIEW. Political theatre trio Die Rixdorfer Perlen send up gentrification and pay homage to the Eckkneipe with "Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee". The comedy plays at Heimathafen Neukölln on Feb 13,14 and 28 as well as Mar 1 . more

Feb 10, 2015 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

Billed as a "gentrification farce," "Zum Feuchten Eck an der Sonnenallee" combines hilarious musical theatre with thought-provoking political discussion. On at Heimathafen Neukölln Feb 13-14, 28, and Mar 1. more

Feb 9, 2015 12:15 PM Theatre & Dance

You’ve lived the life, now check out the show: Bigheads, the web series about would-be artists in Berlin, premieres its third episode today. Watch it here first, in Exberliner’s exclusive premiere of Berlin’s uproarious new comedy! more

Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM What's On 8 Comments

Just cos one Muslim can't understand Kabarett doesn't mean we need another media gang-bang. Kabarett isn't that funny anyway. more

Oct 31, 2014 11:30 AM Opinion 2 Comments

Martin Sonneborn, the satirical politician of Die PARTEI, has taken his seat in the European Parliament. Now he's surrounding by xenophobic wackos and working to re-introduce a directive about cucumbers. more

Jul 30, 2014 12:00 PM Opinion 1 Comments

INTERVIEW. The incisive Izzard is a worldwide star – known as much for his hysterical monologues as his flair for women's clothing. With his eyes set long-term on politics, short-term he's doing German at Imperial Club and Quatsch through Feb 28. more

Feb 20, 2014 12:00 PM Theatre & Dance

If freedom of speech is so important, then it should be important for everyone, rapist and rape-victim alike, says Jacinta Nandi more

Feb 3, 2014 10:00 AM Opinion 5 Comments

INTERVIEW. The brash comedienne hits Berlin for some matriarchal comedy. Her new solo show Mother offers an nontraditional view of motherhood and maternal figures. See her at Admiralspalast on Mon, Dec 9. more

Dec 3, 2013 10:45 AM Theatre & Dance 2 Comments

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