The BSCC award winning front organisation International Comedy Club, aka Funny Laundry, is still pioneering the market for pro English language comedy aimed at multi-lingual, international audiences, in secondary and tertiary English speaking nations. Having established stand up comedy culture in Switzerland by laundering tons & tons of solid gold laughs into the joke bank over the years, in 2022/23, it is embarking on it’s 16th year of Funny Laundering.
Guy Stevens, son of well-known British comedy & character actor Ronnie Stevens, created regular, touring club nights intent on sharing top quality English language laughs, whilst establishing a programme of authentic, professional, comedy club culture in Switzerland: bringing something brand new to the entertainment landscape of the country, and filling the gap of non-existent, regular, professional entertainment in English that existed.
Since the very first show in Zurich in May 2006, only the very best international English speaking comics have performed, including Michael McIntyre, Eddie Izzard, Simon Amstell, Sarah Millican, Jim Jefferies, Russell Brand, Dara O’Briain, Arthur Smith, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Ed Byrne, Russell Howard, Jimmy Carr, Matt Kirshen, Nina Conti, Kevin Bridges, Tom Rhodes, Ardal O’Hanlon, Dylan Moran, Guy Pratt, Tommy Tiernan, Lucy Porter, Rich Hall, Josh Widdecombe, Daniel Sloss and John Cooper Clarke, to name just a few.
A consistent, dedicated spotlight is always given to the very best up and coming talent in the international English speaking stand up comedy world, too.
Alongside them, open mic and support slots for newcomers have been pioneered & championed as part of regular line-ups as early as 2008, with Suisse Romande stand up, Thomas Wiesel, amongst them.
Maintaining the very highest standards is what has built International Comedy Club’s reputation. Keeping those standards high is what sets it apart and makes it the truly unique entity it is. In the new global market for international English speaking comedy, International Comedy Club continues to be an instrumental, and pioneering force.
“Seymour” + Red Hot Chili Peppers – Foxy Lady [One Hour with Jonathan Ross – UK C4 – 16th March 1990]