Isn’t it annoying when you hear a joke in a foreign language and you just don’t get it because of the language barrier? If you are in Barcelona right now suffering from this problem, there’s also a solution for you in the form of Barcelona’s International Comedy Festival!
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There will be plenty of top-notch comedians performing in the city, in so many languages that you can most likely find a show where you don’t have to make the awkward “I didn’t get the joke” -laugh. Of course, even if you do understand Catalan and Castellano fluently, you should still be going there for the giggles. It’s time to welcome autumn in Barcelona and instead of staying in your room longing for the past summer, we ease ourselves into the season with some comical live entertainment!
This international laugh-filled festival lasts for almost four weeks (25th September – 20th October 2013) and takes place all over the city. It’s the sixth time the show is coming to Barcelona and it’s claimed to be the first multilingual comedy festival in the world. The performing artists come from all over Europe and there will be shows in French, Spanish, Catalan, Russian and Dutch, but the majority of the events will be in English.
The festival isn’t just about professional comedians taking the stage by themselves. There will also be group improvisation shows, comedy cinema and a competition for amateurs called BCN’s Funniest Ficer, where they are looking for raw local talent to break through into the stand-up comedy scene.
If you’re feeling courageous and funny yourself but haven’t signed up for the amateur competition, there’s also a possibility to try and improve your skills in making people laugh at a comedy workshop. Professional comedians, such as Logan Murray, will be there guiding people to take their jokes and performing skills to the next level. After taking part in the workshops, you’ll be ready to impress even your future mother-in-law with your polished audition!
The prices for each show are individual, varying from free entries to events with a 20€ entrance fee. The timetables can be found on the official website, where you can also purchase the tickets.