June 28-30 2019 – Berlin
It’s Berlin’s alternative improv comedy festival! From June 28 – 30 we celebrate the bold, the funny, and the madness that is improvised comedy. Come see some of the world’s best improvisers, take a workshop and jam it out on stage!
36 Shows! 31 Teams from around the world! Podcast Recordings! And so much more…
Musical improv from Katy Berry, Jon Bander & Patrick Noth
Featuring Devin Bockrath and Philip Markle of Brooklyn Comedy Collective
Featuring Tim Grewcock & Shaun Lowthian
Lee White & Friends
Featuring Lee White (and friends)
One of Berlin’s longest running international longform teams!
It’s That Time of the Month
Berlin’s favorite late night daytime improvised talk show!
7 world-class instructors! 10 amazing workshops! Come learn from the best!
with Philip Markle
Friday June 28th & Sunday June 30th, 2:15pm – 5:15pm
The most powerful thing you can share onstage comes from your own life experiences. What can you say, from your point of view, that no one else could express like you do? This class will mine your true-life stories to create a narrative solo show that represents your voice onstage. Over the course of two classes (with a bit of homework in-between), students will learn to use the tools and talents at their disposal to bring to life a thematically-driven, one-person show. By the end of workshop, students will develop the outline of a solo show, along with intense, personal feedback on honing your voice. Philip has written many solo shows including his one-man musical SPARKLE HOUR, which has played all over the USA, including to rave reviews in the NY international Fringe Festival.
with Katy Berry and Jon Bander
Saturday June 29th, 11am – 5:15pm
This workshop will dial your musical improv up to 11! First we’ll go over song structures, taking scenes into songs and different song structures to create a full-length narrative musical (opening number, protag song, antagonist song, etc). Then we’ll put it all together and start creating musicals ON THE SPOT! We’ll also include tips and tricks for bringing out your most unique, powerful characters and the best way to sing memorable improvised GENIUS!
with Stephen Davidson
Saturday June 29th, 2:15pm – 5:15pm
Comedy Café Berlin
Are you looking to increase diversity in your group, theatre, or improv scene? This workshop will focus on practical steps you can take as a player, teacher, and director to make sure everybody feels welcome. Improv can stagnate without diversity because it becomes predictable; turn on your awareness and let this art form continue to surprise and delight you.
This workshop will focus on awareness of what players need, and what they’re offering. We’ll play through a balanced warmup designed to make sure everybody starts on the same page, and talk about how (and if) to modify for people who are differently-abled or neuro-diverse, or have English as their second language. We’ll work on supporting different types of initiations and offers, players with different styles, diverse points of view, stage time, and amplifying less heard voices.
2 amazing venues in one of Berlin’s most fun neighborhoods!
The main venue for the Festival is Comedy Café Berlin (CCB), at Roseggerstr. 17 in the neighborhood of Neukölln. The M41 bus, U7 U-Bahn (subway), and the S-Bahn (urban rail ringline) all stop nearby. Our second venue is the art collective/performance space Ida Nowhere, just down the street at Donaustr. 79.