International Comedy Club was founded in Switzerland in 2006. Originally known as ‘Funny Laundry’, it is still ‘funny laundering’ across the country. From the first shows in Zurich, International Comedy Club has brought the very best English speaking (and non-native English speaking, English speaking…) joke tellers and laughter makers to Basel, Lausanne, Morges, Bern, and even Geneva too! In recent years, stand up and alternative style comedy has grown from being a niche ‘Expat’ entertainment, to general acceptance as part of the wider cultural landscape. Swiss audiences, comedians and comedy promoters, on all sides of the Röstigraben, have shown keen to step up to the plate. Stand up and alternative comedy shows are happening in local languages and dialects across the country. The new wave of Swiss comics now feature in broadcasting and media.