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Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2016 van start

De liefhebbers van buitenlandse comedy komen tijdens de zomermaanden ook live aan hun trekken tijdens het Comedytrain International Summer Festival dat deze week van start gaat.

Elk jaar nodigt de Comedytrain buitenlandse comedians uit om te komen spelen in het Amsterdamse Toomler. De comedians komen uit Engeland, Canada, Australië en Amerika.
De namen voor dit festival zijn ondertussen ook bekend:

week 1: Nathan Caton & Pete Johansson (13 t/m 16 juli)

Nathan Caton’s charismatic and laidback style of stand up has seen him quickly establish himself on the comedy circuit. Regarded as one of the best young comics in the UK, Nathan’s award winning combination of personal and topical anecdotes has lead to appearances on Live at the Apollo, BBC2’s Mock The Week, BBC3’s Russell Howard’s Good News, BBC Radio 4’s Now Show, News Quiz, BT Sport’s The Football’s on and his hit BBC Radio 4 sitcom Can’t Tell Nathan Caton Nothing.

Pete Johansson is a Canadian comedian, writer and actor with a stand up career that spans more than 20 years. He’s awesomely funny, irreverent, brilliant, and smooth like fine jazz. Catching Johansson perform is a trip… You can’t guess where he is going, but you die with laughter when he gets there.
Pete headlines comedy clubs around the world, and Amsterdam is one of his favorite cities. Pete is one of our favorite comedians.

week 2: Pat Cahill & Sam Simmons (20 t/m 23 juli)

Pat Cahill is a comedian and musical talent who won Best Newcomer at the Chortle Comedy Awards in 2012. He followed this with two shows for BBC Radio: Doggy Dilemma and Chick ‘n’ Mix and Still Reeling (a Channel 4 Blap). Television credits include Seann Walsh’s Late Night Comedy Spectacular, One Night Stand (Dave) and Chris Moyle’s Comedy Empire, the latter culminating in the infamous Bun Dance with Radio 1’s Greg James. Pat has also supported both Ardal O’Hanlon and Nina Conti on their UK tours.

Multi-award winning comedian, Sam Simmons is one of the most daring and unconventional comics out there. Completely original and vastly absurd, he has one foot firmly planted into the soils of reality, and the other rooted deep into the psyche of being silly. He is a writer, radio and television host and hugely critically acclaimed live act. He has written and starred in his own series of Channel 4 BLAPS and is the creator and star of Problems (ABC (Australia), which also aired on Dave in the UK. In the US he has appeared on Conan. Sam is the only comic to have won the top comedy awards here and in Australia for his 2015 show Spaghetti for Breakfast.

week 3: Natasha Leggero & Moshe Kasher (27 t/m 30 juli)

Natasha Leggero is an accomplished actress, writer, stand-up comedian and lover of men. She co-created, wrote, produced and stars as Lillian Bellacourt in the Comedy Central series “Another Period” (a show set in 1902, not about menstruation), now in it’s second season. She has appeared on the popular Comedy Central Roasts of her mistress James Franco, and her meditation teacher, Justin Bieber. Her Comedy Central special, “Live At Bimbo’s” was supposed to be called “Diamond Pussy” but some lawyers had a problem with that. You may have seen her in “Modern Family” where she played a drunkard, the movie “Let’s Be Cops” where she played a woman on ecstasy gagging herself with a lollipop, or the movie Neighbors where she played a prostitute. On the Emmy nominated show “Burning Love,” she played the woman not wearing pants. But her true break out role was on Comedy Central’s “Reno 911″ where she combined all of her skills and played a prostitute wearing no pants. She has also been featured on NBC’s “Community” and “TheTonight Show,” FX’s “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Netflix’s “Arrested Development,” Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” and “Key and Peele,” ABC’s “Suburgatory,” IFC’s “Comedy Bang! Bang!,” and E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” among many others. She lives in a servantless household.

Moshe Kasher. Comedian. Child Genius. Jew. Jew Comedian. OBGYN. Pleasure center. Good tipper. Guiding light. Beefcake. He lives in LA with a woman and three white dogs. He’s been featured on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” and “@midnight,” FOX’s “Brooklyn 99″, FX’s “The League,” “Portlandia” “Transparent” “Conan,” and ”Carson Daly,” Showtime’s “Shameless,” E!’s “Chelsea Lately,” and more. He hosts the popular podcasts, “The Champs” and “The Hound Tall Discussion Series.” He is also the author of the acclaimed memoir Kasher In The Rye on Grand Central Publishing. In 2012 he released his first hour special on Netflix, “Moshe Kasher: Live In Oakland” It’s really good. He was a writer for The Comedy Central Roasts and is a producer/writer for the Comedy Central show” Another Period,”On which he plays Dr. Goldberg, “America’s first Jewish doctor.” He’s been selected as one of Variety Magazine’s “Ten Comics to Watch”, LA Times’ “Faces to Watch,” and iTunes’ “Comic of the Year.” He is currently developing television shows for both Comedy Central and Showtime. Basically he’s funny and has done stuff.

week 4: Andrew Schulz & Kate Berlant (3 t/m 6 aug)

A native New Yorker, Andrew Schulz is known as one of the faces of MTV Networks. After breaking out on the hit MTV2 show Guy Code, he hosted mtvU’s Spring Break 2014 and was a part of MTV’s New Year’s Eve special from 2013 to 2015. Andrew is also wellknown for his extremely popular podcast “Brilliant Idiots,” c0-hosted by fellow MTV personality Charlamagne, hich racks up more than 200,000 listeners per episode on Soundcloud and iTunes. As an actor, Andrew can next be seen as a series regular on IFC’s half-hour comedy series Benders. He will appear in the 2015 independent feature VICTOR and had a recurring role in the FX pilot Bronx Warrants.

With his unique brand of humor, Schulz has established himself as a fixture in the New York comedy circuit. He regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club and Caroline’s on Broadway. With his unique brand of humor, Andrew has established himself as a fixture in New York’s comedy circuit. He regularly performs at The Comedy Cellar, Stand Up NY, The Comic Strip Live, Eastville Comedy Club, and Caroline’s.

Kate Berlant is an actor, stand-up, and writer who was recently profiled by The New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. Kate is one of Variety’s “Ten Comics To Watch for 2015″ and was previously named a New Face at the 2014 Montreal Comedy Festival. TimeOut LA listed her as one of the nine comedians to watch in 2015 and she was one of Comedy Central’s Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2013. She frequently tours the country, performing in festivals such as Sasquatch, Festival Supreme, Treasure Island Music Festival the New York Comedy Festival. She co-created the video Satellite Space for MOCAtv and was a featured performer on IFC’s “Comedy Drop.” She recently wrapped a pilot for Comedy Central and for TruTV and can be seen on season two of Comedy Central’s The Meltdown. She has been featured in Rookie, Esquire and Los Angeles Magazine. Kate frequently collaborates with John Early. She has a monthly show at the UCB Franklin called “Communikate” and stars in her own upcoming Netflix comedy special.

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