Get ready for an unforgettable night of laughter with the Haarlem Comedy Factory Friday Fun Special in Haarlem, featuring the top international comedic talent in The Netherlands!
We have searched the country to bring you among the best international comedians , all in one place. These top performers will have you rolling in the aisles with their unique and hilarious comedy styles.
On stage: Greg Shapiro, comedian. American. Dutchman. As a comedian, he is known as the voice of the ‘Netherlands Second’ video – and as one of the originals at Boom Chicago theater in Amsterdam. He has hosted ‘Comedy Central News’ on ComedyCentralNL, and he has appeared on BNN-VARA, VPRO & ZDF. He is known as the voice of the ‘Netherlands Second’ video as well as from Comedy Central and Boom Chicago.
Greg will be our MC and introduce you to Ghieslaine Guardiola, our headliner, winner of the New York New Talent Showcase of the Gotham Comedy Club, Karan Karthik, Zoe Brownstone, and Alan Knaani.
So mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event and get your tickets now!
Our venue is located in the center o f Haarlem and offers the perfect setting for an incredible night of comedy. Don’t miss your chance to see the top international comedic talent live in Haarlem. We’ll see you there!
Online ticket price: €13,50; €16 at the door.
Greg Shapiro (MC)
Comedian. American. Dutchman. As a comedian, he is known as the voice of the ‘Netherlands Second’ video – and as one of the originals at Boom Chicago theater in Amsterdam. He has hosted ‘Comedy Central News’ on ComedyCentralNL, and he has appeared on BNN-VARA, VPRO & ZDF. He is known as the voice of the ‘Netherlands Second’ video as well as from Comedy Central and Boom Chicago.
Reviews Greg Shapiro
‘4 Stars’ – De Volkskrant
‘Critic’s Choice’ – Theaterkrant
‘Razor sharp humor with a personal touch’ – TheaterParadijs
‘The laughs just keep coming’ – camedyNL
‘Shapiro is a comedy icon’ – TimeOutAmsterdam
‘jokes were well-sculpted and wide-ranging.”; “engaging with the audience, they were quick, provocative and pugnacious.’- ArtsTalkMagazine.nl
Ghieslaine Guardiola (Headliner)
When Ghieslaine went to New York to do standup for the first time, she immediately ended up in the New Talent Showcase of the Gotham Comedy Club. That unexpected dream kick-off made Ghieslaine want to be even more serious about her comedy and take it to stages all over the world. While we wait for Ghieslaine to realize that the world is bigger than just Europe and New York, let her enjoy you with her explicit stories and funnily uproarious looks on life, love & other distractions.
Karan is an Indian who’s psychologist, polyamorous and a life coach. If that doesn’t scream out wannabe sex guru, we don’t know what else does. He still possesses the stereotypical qualities of your regular Indian guy: he’s an engineer, likes spicy food, wears flip flops and worked in a call center before. So, you may ask why he’s here today? To get more followers for his cult! Because when you work with people for more than 10 years, there is so much content you ‘d be stupid not to fiddle around a hobby as a standup comedian with it! There-fore, he’s not really a funny guy, he just finds things funny and is hoping to be laughed at more than laughed with.
Zoe Brownstone is a Toronto based comedian and writer performing regularly in her hometown as well as touring in Vancouver, Boston and Montreal. Zoe has produced her own show in Toronto for over 2 years, a quarterly spectacle called Laugh Your Butt Off (IG @yourbuttoff)).
A neurotic, nebbish, overly pedantic Jewish-American comic? Wow, what a trendsetter. Alan Knaani decided against ‘breaking the mold’ because honestly who’s gonna clean up that mess. Watch this wisecracking mess of a person take a personality that should be fixed with medication and use it for some good old-fashioned comedy.
The Comedy’s venue is the monumental building Badhuis/Bathhouse.
The Badhuis was built in 1903 to a design by the architect S. Roog. This second public bath in Haarlem served as a bathhouse for the citizens of the Leidsebuurt, a working-class neighborhood that developed from 1876 on the western edge of Haarlem. It served until 1979. The Badhuis will now be turned over in a cozy comedy spot.