English speaking comedy might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Prague, Czech Republic, but the idea is slowly catching on. Slowly but surely, the crowds are growing and the competition for spots is getting fierce.
“Any fool with steady hands and a working set of lungs can build up a house of cards and then blow it down, but it takes a genius to make people laugh.” – Stephen King
There are several venues across the city that have weekly gigs and a range of comedians from all parts of the world. Many of the venues have first-time comics, who can test themselves to see if they can make people laugh. If you’re brave enough, request a slot and give it a try. Many of the most famous comedians in the world started this way and gained experience and confidence by touring cities and playing in bars and clubs.
“Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.” – Mel Brooks
Prague Comedy Venues:
Aristotle defined comedy as an imitation of men worse than the average. The comedians in Prague are certainly above average and will have you in hysterics on a weekly basis. The best venues to check out the comedy are RedRoom, organized weekly by Comedy Prague, Tchaiovna, Czech Inn Hostel and California Republic. The shows are always advertised on Facebook so check the pages and sign up to see what it’s all about.
Come and enjoy the growing English speaking comedy scene in Prague. It’s an eclectic mix of expats, locals, and passers through who devote themselves to entertaining the masses with their unique styles and witty jokes.
It would only be right to mention the man who helped kick off the English Speaking comedy scene in Prague, Luke Ryan, as he is genuinely hilarious and extremely motivated in developing new comedians and growing the scene.
The comedians in Prague are getting better and better and there are just too many to mention, but here is a quick selection from a recent event, with me at the top of course.