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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

Yes! a dead thread coming back to life

I have heard that International Comedy Club takes people for a 5 min gig, open mike style, although I have never witnessed it.

I would be interested in doing something with you guys. How many minutes of material do you have?

If we don't have a lot, we could ask a bar, bring our friends, and each take the mike in turn to try our jokes. Even though it wouldn't be long, it'd be a great try out.
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Old 30.09.2015, 22:04
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

Since it's my first time I think I have about 5-10 minutes of material. But I really like your idea! We could get friends together and do our bits and then just make conversation and of course, jokes.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

I can highly recommend the international comedy club, I've done about 7 open spots there - in Zurich and Basel and the promoter is a really nice bloke. Get in touch and see what he says. At some point you have to just take the plunge and get on stage and say a bunch of stuff. You'll probably get some chuckles or even a laugh or two and then you're away. Even if it goes badly, at least you've tried and you can make it better next time.

It would also be good to get together to test material, ideas, etc - I think just having people to bounce ideas off really helps. What do you think?
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

I guess that's true. I will do some work on my gig and when I'm confident with what I have, I'll send them an email.

That's a nice idea. I'm sure we could attract a bunch of people. There have to be more of us!
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

you're right JR78. At which show will you be performing?
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

also, in favour of meeting up... are you both in ZRH?
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Yes, we're all Zurich-based - I'm away for the next two weeks but after that we're going to meet up and discuss ideas. If we keep this thread fairly active we can thrash out the arrangements here.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

What an excellent idea!! I would be the one in the audience! It would be very nice to have some stand up comedy if there are enough comedians to do it
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Yes, we're all Zurich-based - I'm away for the next two weeks but after that we're going to meet up and discuss ideas. If we keep this thread fairly active we can thrash out the arrangements here.
I was sad that I wasn't able to cross this off my bucket list before I left Canada and thought my chances here for open mic night were non-existant... I better start working on my material again. I would be totally interested in spitting shit with you guys.
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Feels great to have so many people interested in this! Look forward to some fun(ny) times
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

Hello, I'm back from England now and looking to organise the inaugural meeting of the Zurich Comedy Massive (this name can be, and probably should be, changed) - I think the best way to do this is via a doodle poll to work out when everyone can meet (I work Mon-Wed evenings so I've put the days I am free as the options) http://doodle.com/poll/2q3v5ehxzxzrqvv9

Hopefully there will be a day we can all get together and get the metaphorical ball rolling.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

Just in case anyone missed it, we did finally manage to get our amateur comedy nights going, the first one was last month, the next one is next Sunday at my bar in Zurich. There's still a couple of slots open for any budding comedians, don't be shy, the audience is very friendly and supportive! The winner (chosen by the audience) wins a 50.00 CHF voucher to spend at the bar.

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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

Great to hear. There have also been stand-up comedy open mics in Geneva's Mulligans pub since last year. I've participated in the last few and it's been a great time. Here's the Facebook group for those interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1538173516447701/
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Great to hear. There have also been stand-up comedy open mics in Geneva's Mulligans pub since last year. I've participated in the last few and it's been a great time. Here's the Facebook group for those interested: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1538173516447701/
Thanks for the information - I'm going to get in touch with them.
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Re: Stand-up Comedy, Open-Mic in Zürich

We had a great night last at the second Open Mike's Comedy Night. Five funny people (Andy, Ben, Chris, Danda and Jack) and suitably hosted by MC Gurjot. Brilliant audience again, many thanks for coming when there was so much other stuff to do in Zurich this weekend. Check the facebook page for updates about the next night and videos of the acts.
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