INTERVIEW! With the much anticipated coming-of-age teen comedy "Booksmart" hitting Berlin cinemas on Nov 14, its lead actress opens up about making a film for the current generation, playing a queer character and living with her onscreen BFF. Read more

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Director Nora Abdel-Maksoud delivers a side-splitting linguistic extravaganza striking at the heart of today's identity politics debate. Catch "The Sequel" at the Maxim Gorki Aug 24-25. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Moran returns to Berlin with Dr Cosmos – his latest show and name of his on-stage alter-ego. We caught up with him to chat about his new persona, a botched Brexit and more. He performs to a sold-out crowd on Mar 31 at Huxley's. Read more

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INTERVIEW: A "Turkxit", 'Multikulti is dead'... fearless comedian Baydar – and her character Jilet Ayse – has a lot to say about the situation of Turkish-Germans today. See for yourself at show "Ghettolektual" through Aug 17 at Bar Jeder Vernuft. Read more

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INTERVIEW! Comedian Adrienne Truscott takes back the rape joke in Asking For It. See how she does it Sep 14-15 at Sophiensaele's The Future is Female comedy festival. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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

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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. Read more

Feb 15, 2016 7:30 PM The Berlinale Blog


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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... Read 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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more


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 . Read more

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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. Read more

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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! Read more

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