Jimmy Carr, the British comedian, presenter, writer and actor best known for his dark humour, outrageous laugh, and machinegun one-liner delivery, returns to Bangkok for a second time in April this year.
It’s been several years since The Comedy Club Bangkok presented Carr in Bangkok, and a lot has changed since his last appearance. And according to Creative Director Chris Wegoda, Carr is part of the reason the comedy scene in Bangkok is so vibrant at the moment.
“The comedy scene in Bangkok has really blossomed since the first time we brought in Jimmy Carr,” explains Chris Wegoda, the Creative Director of Stand-up Comedy at The Comedy Club Bangkok. “I think that Jimmy Carr is part of the reason why Bangkok’s comedy scene has grown.
“Since Jimmy Carr, we have gone on to produce or co-produce other great comedians, including big names like Jim Jefferies and Jim Gaffigan. And that all started, for us at least, with Jimmy Carr.”
The Comedy Club Bangkok, which seats 120 maximum in its venue above The Royal Oak Pub on Sukhumvit Soi 33/1, simply isn’t large enough for a comedian as popular as Carr. The Westin Grande Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, which can seat over 600 was selected as venue for Carr’s last visit to Bangkok and will serve as the location for the April 6 show as well.
“Tickets sell really quickly for Jimmy Carr,” explains Wegoda. “Last time we presented him, we sold out the first show in less than 48 hours. We went on to add a second and third show.”
The success of the Jimmy Carr shows served as proof that Bangkok was a viable venue for English language comedy on a larger scale. While The Comedy Club Bangkok was the first dedicated English language comedy venue in Bangkok and has continued to grow to the point of producing major names in the industry, other pubs have began to host amateur comedy nights as well, and the local stand-up scene is continuing to grow.
Jimmy Carr’s The Best of Ultimate Gold show is April 6, at 8pm. For tickets and more information go to www.ComedyClubBangkok.com
FRIDAY March 1st 8.30pm
The Revenge of TINDER HELL! Improv Comedy
About: TINDER HELL is back with a revenge March 1st at The Comedy Club Bangkok! New games, new scenes, with your horror stories, online dating catastrophes, horrible hook ups, and true love coming together for a night of pure comedy. With improv comedy made famous by 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?'
Tickets:- B400 in advance, B600 on the door. THREESOME DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE!
FRIDAY March 8th 8.30pm
Stand-Up Comedy Open Mic with International
About: The stand-up comedy open mic we have Californian based comic CHRIS FLAIL headlining the show! Alongside Bangkok's ever more seasoned veteran comics, international guests and newcomers!
Tickets:- B250 in advance, B400 on the door.
FRIDAY March 15th 8.30pm
Stand-Up Comedy - DARREN MATTHEWS! St Patrick's Day Comedy!
“DARREN MATTHEWS IS ONE OF IRELAND'S BEST COMEDIANS " BELFAST COMEDY FESTIVAL
About: To celebrate St Patrick's Day we have Irish comic Darren Matthews headlining the show. Alongside special guests!
Tickets:- B600 in advance, B800 on the door.
FRIDAY March 22nd 7.45pm
JIM GAFFIGAN - ‘The Quality Time Tour’, Live in Bangkok!
"The King of clean comedy" Wall Street Journal
About: The Comedy Club Bangkok and Live Nation BEC-TERO present JIM GAFFIGAN - ‘The Quality Time Tour’, Live in Bangkok! Come see one of world's highest grossing (and funniest) comedians of all time with his family friendly show March 22nd at the Scala Theatre, Siam Square.
Tickets:- From B1800
FRIDAY March 29th 8.30pm
'WHOSE LINE?' Improv Comedy
About: From the team that brought TINDER HELL!, imagine a show with no script, no set, and YOUR suggestions driving us to make comedy gold, as that's exactly what you will discover on one of our hilarious Improv Comedy nights! With improv comedy as made famous by 'WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?', 'THEATRESPORTS', and 'THE SECOND CITY'.
Led by a multi award-winning improviser and featuring the best of Bangkok's improv comedy community, treat yourself to funny, you won't regret it!
Tickets:- B400 in advance, B500 on the door.
Where: The Comedy Club Bangkok, Sukhumvit 33/1 above The Royal Oak pub. BTS Phrom Phong