showdates for 2017-18 are: OCT 24 / NOV 21 / DEC 19 / FEB 20 / MAR 20 / APR 24 / MAY 15

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apr24 English Comedy at RITCS Café: Bobby Mair

We have another great line-up planned for you. Time Out London picked this months headliner as “The Best Gig in April”. So save yourself a trip to the U.K. and come to the RITCS café for a wonderful comedy show. Send us an email or reserve your seat on www.comedybrussels.com if you want to join us on tuesday April 24 for a fun night out and some of the best beers Belgium has to offer.

Line-up:
Bobby Mair (CA):
Canadian comedian Bobby Mair is Currently touring the U.K. and has sold-out the Soho theater in London three times. Bobby is a household name in comedy and has his own tv-show on Vice-tv. Recently Bobby has supported the likes of Bill Burr and Doug Stanhope on tour.

“An hour watching him onstage is an absolute joy“ : ***** The standard , **** The Scotsman

Arie Komen (NL):
Arie is one of the best comics in Holland. He was part of the “Lamas” a popular Dutch improv tv-show, toured the country with 12 comedy specials and recently headlined the Utrecht International Comedy Festival.

Onno Lolkema (NL):
Onno Lolkema is a painter and comedian from The Netherlands who lives in Antwerp, Belgium. Lolkema is his real name. He’s not trying to be funny.

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March 20 – English Comedy at RITCS Café: Roger Monkhouse

The best comedy club in Brussels has another great line-up planned…just for you!
Send us an email or reserve your seat on www.comedybrussels.com if you want to join us on tuesday March 20 for a fun night out and some of the best beers Belgium has to offer. (don’t wait too long we sell out quickly)

Line-up:
Roger Monkhouse:
A highly original and quirky performer, Roger Monkhouse`s trademark stage-prowling style and curious, inimitable manner have established him as one of the hottest names on the comedy circuit. Supremely confident, with audience banter down to an art form, Roger is happy to improvise freely but has no shortage of first class material in his armoury. A master of observational comedy with a routine that is universally and unfailingly hysterical. Monkhouse is also a part of the Comedy Store cutting edge team which is basically a synonym for funny!

“Unfailingly entertaining and skilfully able to pull punch lines, seemingly, out of thin air” Chortle *****

Jeron Dewulf:
He’s well known among our Belgian comedy lovers as he seems to be everywhere on Belgian Tv. What not a lot of people know, is that he was crowned the world champion of improv in Berlin and has been working on an ‘English special’.

Peter Kluppels:
Peter is our ‘talent spot’ of the night. 10 minutes of trying-out if you’re funny in front of a packed Ritcs Café… imagine the stress, scary! (luckily we’re all lovely people)

As usual you can book tickets by mailing us: standuprits@gmail.com or through our website www.comedybrussels.com Pre-sale: 12 €, at the door 15€, students 5€ RITCS café – Dansaertstraat 70 – Tuesday March 20- Start 20h

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English Comedy at RITCS Café: PIPPA EVANS

We are back!


We hope you’ve missed us because we are extremely proud to present you another awesome line-up.
February’s show is somewhat unique because it’s not every month we have a world class Oliver theater and Chortle award winner on our stage. Get your tickets if you want to join us on tuesday February 20 for a fun night out and some of the best beers Belgium has to offer.

Line-up: 

Pippa Evans (uk):
Evans is an award-winning comedian, actress, songwriter and improviser.

A multi-talented and incredibly versatile performer, Pippa has taken 6 shows to the Edinburgh Fringe, bagging a nomination for Best Newcomer in 2008 for her debut show. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, performing regularly on BBC Radio 4 as well as on hit TV shows such as Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled and Comedy Central’s Drunk History. Pippa sold out shows on the Melbourne comedy festival and the prestigious Just For Laughs in Montreal. She brings some of the best and sharpest musical comedy we’ve ever seen!

Broadway Baby ⋆⋆⋆⋆ , Telegraph: “A comic genious” ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ , The Scotsman ⋆⋆⋆⋆ , Chortle “If the show doesn’t provide the joy, it’s probably on you!”⋆⋆⋆⋆ / Chortle award / Olivier award / 2 x Amused Moose nominee

Thomas Smith (uk/be):
Smith is one of belgium’s most inventive comedians. He has a fast paced comedy style and most of it is improvised on the spot, think Ross Noble with a way better wardrobe. He had several sold-out theater tours and 2018 marks his first official year as a Belgian. He turned in his British passport and Brexited before it became all the hype!

Brian K. Jordan (us):
Jordan has developed his own style of storytelling comedy. They say that part truth is involved in most comedians’ stories, and Brian is no different. IF you figure out which parts of his stories are true, they could shock you.

As usual you can book tickets by mailing us: standuprits@gmail.com or through our website www.comedybrussels.com  Pre-sale: 12 €, at the door 15€, students 5€ RITCS café – Dansaertstraat 70 – Tuesday Februari 20- Start 20h

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English Comedy at RITCS Café: Junior Simpson / Yuriko Kotani / Jeroen Leenders


Winter is coming!

What better way to fight the cold than with warm vibes of laughter and one of those famous Belgian Christmas beers. For the last show of the year we are proud to  once again present you a fantastic line-up of international comedians. Get your tickets if you want to join on tuesday December 19 for a fun night out and some of the best beers Belgium has to offer.

Junior Simpson (UK):
With his infectious energy and huge stage presence, it is easy to see why Junior Simpson is a circuit favourite. Simpson has a boundless joy and exuberance that has audiences hooked with hilarity. Junior Simpson is also in great demand internationally performing as far afield as South Africa and Australia so we are very lucky to get him over to Brussels.

“Watch that Man!” The Guardian ★★★★  “His material is excellent”  Daily Mail ★★★★
Tv: Never mind the buzzcocks / Top Gear / Death in paradise / Comedy store / Love Actually

Yuriko Kotani (JP):
Kotani began performing stand-up in 2014. She was named as “One To Watch” by Time Out in 2015. She went on to become first runner up in So You Think You’re Funny 2015, won Brighton Comedy Festival Squawker Award 2015, won the BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015, 3rd place in Leicester Square Theatre New Comedian of the Year 2015, and was nominated for Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2016.

“leftfield rising star”  Time Out
Tv: Kotani appeared on series 2 of Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central.

Jeroen Leenders (BE):
Jeroen is one of our favorite Belgian comedians, winning awards and selling out theaters. This year he joined our own Nigel Williams for a run at the Edinburgh fringe and succeeded in a near impossible feat, he charmed the Scots!

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Free student tickets

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Are you a student? Did you know you could get in for FREE?

We know this sounds like clickbait but we actually accept STUVO-cheques as payment! (you can even bring a date)

Stuvocheque
Hoeveel kost het? Niets! Want de Erasmushogeschool Brussel vindt het belangrijk dat je Brussel leert kennen en daarom stellen we de cheque gratis ter beschikking.

How and what now?

Stap 1: Vraag je cheque hier aan.

Stap 2: Je ontvangt je cheque in je brievenbus thuis of op kot.

Stap 3: Ga met je cheque én je studentenkaart voor 31/12/2017 naar één van de partners* en ruil hem gratis in voor €10 korting.

Stap 4: Geniet van je korting, maak een leuke foto, stuur hem naar stuvo@ehb.be(link stuurt een e-mail) en maak kans op fantastische prijzen!

Let op: er wordt maar een beperkt aantal Stuvocheques voorzien, wees er dus op tijd bij want op=op.

https://www.erasmushogeschool.be/stuvocheque

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Ahir Shah: Control


★★★★☆ Packed room for politically passionate show about what freedom really means

‘Make yourselves comfortable’, says Ahir Shah, with a sarcastic emphasis on the adjective, as he beckons another two dozen punters into an already packed Cabaret Voltaire. To call it a tight squeeze would be putting it mildly, but what Shah lacks in stern queue-management skills (and concern for health and safety regulations), he makes up for with a sharp and passionate show about today’s political climate.

Control is an hour of quick-witted comedy that takes on a new layer of poignancy a few hours after Shah comes off stage, with the actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville. He questions what ‘taking back control’ really means. Is it fantasised nostalgia? Is it a smokescreen for racism? Is it in any way a proclamation of substance?

Shah’s intellect never comes at the expense of humour. His routine about colonisation contains a great gag about cartographical oddities, he launches an hilariously exasperated attack on Liam Fox’s attempts to airbrush centuries of British history, and, for the sake of balance, he offers a pop at ‘your absolute boy’ Jeremy Corbyn.

Control concludes that we’ve seen it all before. The rise of Trump and the like is akin to hearing a bad cover version of a song that was horrendous the last time round. This is a terrific hour of comedy. No wonder everybody’s desperate to get a seat.

Source: Ahir Shah: Control

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Nov 21 English Comedy At RITCS Café: Ahir Shah


We were honored by the massive amount of positive feedback after our last show. So this month we tried even harder to make a great line-up. We have booked two of the best acts we encountered at the Edinburgh fringe. Even the official judges agree with us by nominating our headliner for ‘Best show at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe’. Prepare for another great night!

Ahir Shah (UK):
Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee for Best Show, Ahir Shah explores the current global turmoil in a show about freedom, fascism, history, hope, and resistance. Ahir is a brilliant political observationalist and, being in the heart of Brussels, will certainly not spare you his views on brexit or even Trump for that matter.  Expect a sledgehammer of sharp jokes!

“Fiendishly clever and furious” One of his generation’s most eloquent comic voices”

★★★★ The Sunday Times ★★★★ The Scotsman  ★★★★ The Times  ★★★★ The guardian  ★★★★ The Daily Telegraph ★★★★ The List

Danny Ward (UK):
Danny always brings thoroughly entertaining show packed with lots of laughter, great stories and funny material. he won the prestigious Amused Moose People’s Award at the Edinburgh Festival and is a fan favorite on the UK comedy circuit.
Danny Ward’s observational humour is brilliantly delivered”

Huy Doan (VN):
And the award for “furthest comedian” goes to Huy Doan. From the comedy clubs in Hanoi and Saigon to Brussels he is this month’s opener.

Don’t hesitate to order your tickets if you want to join for special beers and great comedy as we were sold out last  month.

As usual you can book tickets through the website http://www.comedybrussels.com or by mailing us: standuprits@gmail.com Presale: 12 €, at the door 15€, students 5€ RITCS café – Dansaertstraat 70 – Tuesday november 21 – Start 20h 

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Steven guides you to the best beers of brussels. (some are already available for the Oct24 show)


Comedy and Special Brussels beers go hand in hand. Discover which beers RITCS barman Steven reccomends to pair with a good joke.

1. Cantillon 
Info: www.cantillon.be
Go for: Cantillon lambik, geuze en kriek

2. De La Senne 
Info: www.brasseriedelasenne.be
Go for: Zinnebir, Taras Boulba, Jambe de Bois, Stouterik, …

3. Beer Project
Info: www.beerproject.be
Go for: Delta, Dark Sister, Grosse Bertha, … pop-up beers & prototypes

4. En Stoemelings 
Info: www.enstoemelings.be
Go for: Curieuse Neus, Chike Madame, …

5. No Science
Info: www.noscience.be
Go for: Noisy Pale Ale, Psycho Table Beer, Heavy Porter

6. Beerstorming 
Info: www.beerstorming.net

7. L’Ermitage 
Info: www.ermitagenanobrasserie.be
Go For: Lanterne.

 

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Oct 24: English Comedy At RITCS Café – Adam Bloom

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We’re back for a brand new season! 

During the summer holidays we went to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and saw some extraordinary, outrageous, innovating and,most importantly, hilarious comedians.
So get ready for our ‘Pick of the Fringe’, brought to you exclusively at Rits Café. Add to that comedians from the international circuit and you have the perfect formula for a good night out!

This is what we got in store for October:

Adam Bloom
from Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC2) and Mock The Week (BBC2) is one of Britain’s most inventive and sought after comedians and an a multi-award winning gag teller. He’s performed numerous sell-out solo shows all around the world including prestigious festivals in Melbourne, Sydney, New Zealand, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In addition Adam’s been asked to play the prestigious ‘Just For Laughs’ Festival in Montreal an impressive five times!

He also counts Ricky Gervais amongst his fans who says: ““Adam’s been one of my favourite stand-ups for about ten years- brilliant lines and an intense, fragile honesty”.

Stefan Danziger
was born in the GDR grew up in the Soviet Union and is one of Berlin’s best comedians. Expect quick witted observational humor about cultural contradictions and absurdities of everyday life.

Onno Lolkema 
was a finalist in the “Humo’s comedy cup” and is our first “open spot” for the season.

get tickets by e-mailing or on www.comedybrussels.com

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Ricky Gervais favourite Adam Bloom: ‘It’s beautiful being a comic’s comedian’

Adam is our headliner for our season opening on October 24

You’ve been called a comic’s comic… what do you think of that label?

I love it. It only has negative aspects if you’re the type of comedian who is only appreciated by other comedians and, even then, it’s a beautiful thing. I really like hearing comedians like what I do because they’re the people who truly know comedy. If TV producers knew anything about comedy, they’d still be doing it.

Ricky Gervais has called you his favourite comedian, what does that mean to you?

You can boast about it on posters. Ricky Gervais once gave Stewart Lee pretty much the best quote possible and Stuart said to me that it was selling more tickets for his live shows than all Stewart’s TV work put together.

Source: Ricky Gervais favourite Adam Bloom: ‘It’s beautiful being a comic’s comedian’

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