8 Sep

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7 Sep

Sept 18th Magnus Betnér English Special at Manala


On Sept 18th we have a very special show, no stranger to our stage, Swede Magnus Betnér is returning to do a mix of “best of” and new material in English which will be filmed the night after in Tallinn. This is a very special opportunity to see an amazing comedian in a very intimate space, working on his best material.

Tickets at Tiketti!

Betnér is undoubtedly an uncompromising master at work. Challenging the social consensus; honest and unflattering, this son of a pastor delves to the darkest fathoms of comedy. Sometimes uncomfortable to watch, his edgy and gimmick free views are far too interesting and thought provoking to be labelled as simply ‘controversial’. He has been one our most called for artists to return, his honest and insightful thoughts about life have definitely connected with Finnish audiences.



Performing on the night


Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Doors 19:30
Show starts 20:00

Tickets are 10€/12€ from Tiketti or at the door (if left)

Please note: If you have a coat, jacket or large bag there is a 2,70€ cloakroom charge at the door, cash only.

The event is performed entirely in English.


26 Aug

English Comedy Club at Manala Returns Sept 6th feat. John Hastings (CAN)


Comedy Finland English Comedy Club is back at Manala after summer! As well as our local crew we have two fantastic foreign guests, John Hastings from Canada and Sand Van Roy from Nederlands!



John Hastings has been performing stand up since 2006.He has won the Montreal Comedy Festival Home-grown Comedy Competition, has been called “one to watch” by the Comedy Network and was the only Canadian Finalist of the 2011 San Francisco Comedy Competition. In 2012 John moved to London England which gave him the opportunity to be featured on BBC radio 4, BBC.com as a comedy correspondent and be selected to appear in the Comedy Reserve Showcase at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival in 2013. He was also nominated twice for a Canadian Comedy Award.

Since then he has been going from strength to strength entertaining audiences across the country engaging them with his sharp punchlines delivered through his observational storytelling style.



Sand Van Roy is one of the fastest rising newcomer female stars on the continental circuit. This queen of one-liners has an endless funny bone and she will have you giggling with her witty 1-2 punches and quirkiness beyond belief.



Performing on the night

John Hastings (CAN)
Sand Van Roy (NL)

Tigran Gevorkjan (AM/EST)

Comedy Finland Crew

Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Entry is 10€/12€ at Tiketti or the door if left, (cash only)


5 May

Arctic Laughs Comedy Festival May 15th to 18th


Arctic Laughs is the first-ever all English-language international stand up comedy festival in the Nordics.

Performers include standup stars from Finland such as Ismo Leikola, André Wickström and Ali Jahangiri, and world-renowned stars Glenn Wool (CAN), Greg Proops (USA), Al Pitcher (NZ) and Isak Jansson (SWE).

In total 27 professional and up-and-coming comics from around the world will ensure that you have the funniest time of your life!

Book now for six dynamic and totally unique acts at the legendary Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, Finland on May 16th, 17th and 18th, 2014.

22 Apr

English Comedy Club Season Final – May 2 at Manala!


Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present the most fun you can have in Helsinki with your pants on, it’s the English Comedy Club in Manala!

Tickets from 11,50€ at Tiketti!

Spring is *almost* here and it’s time to be outside but we have one more HETK show of the season. To take it out in a big way, we have two of our favorite comedians for you, Bec Hill and Evelyn Mok!

Best known on her last trip for her amazing jokes using a flip chart, Bec Hill has been performing comedy since the age of 19, when she reached the televised National Final of the Raw Comedy Competition in Australia.


Her acclaimed solo shows and hugely popular YouTube videos which have garnered over 100,000 views globally have gained her a cult status in both Australia and the UK, where she is now based. She also has a prolific Twitter presence, which led to her being named one of TimeOut’s Top 5 Funniest Comedians on Twitter next to the likes of Milton Jones and Steve Martin.

She has a talent for incorporating arts and crafts into her stand-up routines, creating a unique and unforgettable comedy style that she calls “paper-puppetry comedy”.

Our other special guest is Swedish comedian Evelyn Mok. Evelyn is easily one of our most loved guests, it has been several years since she performed for us and in the meantime she has moved to London to pursue comedy full time and has been doing really great. We can’t wait to see Evelyn back here!

Appearing on the night

Bec Hill (AUS)
Evelyn Mok (SWE)

Karl-Alari Varma (EST)
Henric Chezek (FIN/USA)
Nathaniel Davis (CAN)
Bahar Tokat (FIN)

Tickets 12€/10€ from Tiketti (plus booking fee) and the door (if available).

Doors open 19.30, show starts at 20.00. Runs approximately 2 hours


27 Mar

English Comedy Club, Helsinki 11.04, Turku 12.04


Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present the most fun you can have in Helsinki and Turku with your pants on, it’s the English Comedy Club!

HELSINKI at Manala, Friday 11.04
TURKU at Monk, Saturday 12.04

For these shows we present the fantastic headliner Paul Myrehaug from Canada. Paul began his comedy career in Alberta and now is an internationally toured comedian with appearances on television, radio, festivals and world-renowned comedy competitions. At twenty-two Paul moved to Toronto and started measuring his talents against other professional acts in comedy competitions around North America. He finished second place finish in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2006 and won the $25,000 dollar grand prize in the 2007 Yuk Yuk’s Great Canadian Laugh Off seen on The Comedy Network.


“Dry, dark but with an irrepressible youthful charm.” – The Toronto Star

“Comic Myrehaug making waves.” – The Toronto Sun

Our other International guest is Karl Spain from Ireland. Karl was born and still lives Limerick, but he has travelled in between. He has performed his comedy all over the world. He’s probably best known in Ireland for his TV series ‘Karl Spain Wants A Woman’. Which was a huge success in that he not only got huge ratings but he also found himself a woman.

“achingly funny” The Sunday Times

“the audience were in the palm of his hand” The Metro



Performing on the evening

Paul Myrehaug (CAN)
Karl Spain (IRE)

Kristjan Jekimov (EST)
Johanna MacDonald (CAN)
and more!

Host: Louis Zezeran (AUS)

Tickets 12€/10€ from Tiketti (plus booking fee) and the door (if available).

On both nights doors open 19.30, show starts at 20.00. Runs approximately 2 hours


26 Mar

Bill Bailey Returns to Helsinki May 23rd!


Bill Bailey, musical comedian extraordinaire and “Manny” from Black Books is returning to Helsinki on May 23rd with his new show, Quampeddler!

Bill was last in Helsinki in November at Apollo and the show sold out quickly so this time we have it at Peacock!

Bill Bailey had doubts about the modern world, but these have now grown into qualms. He will be channeling these feelings of unease and apprehension with the help of religious dubstep, his folk bouzouki, horntallica, a re-appraisal of some of the world’s greatest works of art and perhaps a dub version of Downton Abbey. He looks at the consequences of lies, the unending search for the higgs and the hiding skills of dentists. Bill tries to confront his cluster-qualm of living in a time of spectacular ignorance and rare planetary alignment. Come savour this broth of anxiety with Bill Bailey, Qualmpeddler.

This show has the all classic Bill Bailey elements, trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale… Plus one amazing owl.

“He’s a genius, full stop. Calling this Swiftian satirist, versatile multi-instrumentalist and gifted actor merely a comic genius is like calling Michelangelo a house painter.”

Tickets 49 euros at Lippu.fi

23 Mar

Ireland’s Top Comedian – Tommy Tiernan March 27th


Comedy Finland & Suomen Stand Up Club are proud to present the biggest comedian in Ireland, Tommy Tiernan in Helsinki March 27th

A legend in Ireland, Tommy Tiernan outsells any other Irish comic. His record-breaking ticket sales extend across the world, including the UK, USA and Canada. Currently performing a sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand – which includes two performances at The Sydney Opera House – Tommy will return to The Soho Theatre in London’s West End during January and February 2014 before embarking on his European dates.

His mastery of stand-up allows him to take risks other comedians dare not. Through hilarious story telling and a high energy, non-apologetic delivery he is continually challenging his audience who can be confident they are in safe hands. To see TIERNAN live is a rare treat, as his stories unfold and themes are elaborated his performance mesmerises as his lyrical way with words make you laugh harder than you’d ever believe possible.

TT Backstage Cork 2

“Has a comic ferocity resembling that of Billy Connolly

“Bright, original and refreshingly funny”

“Tiernan confirms how good traditional stand-up can be”

Tickets are 21,50€ from Lippu

22 Feb

English Comedy Club Helsinki feat David Deery March 14th!


Every month Louis Zezeran and Comedy Finland present this great Stand Up Comedy event, showcasing the best local comedians and introducing great International headliners, all in English. Every show is all new material!

This month our headliner is David Deery, American and long time resident of Berlin. Since he moved from Brooklyn/NY, he took a stately fanbase by storm through his performances at underground-clubs in Berlin. His overcrowded shows in the Ping-Pong-Bar Kreuzberg or at the circus “Cabuwazi” are legendary. With his high energy, there is not a dull moment. David Deery is the “street artist” of stand up. The cardboard king. The Burrito kid. Nerd Master. Class clown. The Dork from Ork. The most famous unknown comedian of all time. He is the nerd master!

David_002_GMF David Deery (USA)

Out other guest is Chris Kent from Ireland. In 2013 Chris was voted as one of the Top Five Irish Comedians by Hot Press Magazine, following on from being listed as “One to watch” in The Dubliner magazine’s ‘Red Hot and Rising’ for 2012.

‘The young Cork man is a gifted storyteller of yarns, centered on misunderstandings, frequently with himself as the butt of the joke. His seemingly nondescript tales are garnished with rich, surprising details, delivered with an endearingly straight face. The raw, rough edges of his slow, deliberate delivery make it feel like you’re listening to the hapless, slightly touched one in your group of mates.’ Jay Richardson

Chris_Kent_Portrait_Non_airbrushedChris Kent (IRE)

Tickets are 12€/10€ from Tiketti and the door (if available)


Performing on the evening

David Deery (USA)
Chris Kent (IRE)

Ray Zambino (SCO)
Elen Veenpere (EST)
Miska Kajanus

Host: Louis Zezeran

Show starts at 20:00, doors 19:30. Show ends around 22:20


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13 Feb

Flip Schultz Live in Helsinki and Tampere 21.03 and 22.03!

Flip Schultz, the fantastic American comic is coming to Finland for the second time to play the Musiikkitalon Klubiravintola in Helsinki on 21.03 and the Tampere-talo on 22.03.


Tickets for Helsinki and Tampere are available art Lippu


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English Comedy Club at Manala Returns Sept 6th feat. John Hastings (CAN)

English Comedy Club at Manala Returns Sept 6th feat. John Hastings (CAN)

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