Comic relief

Did yesterday’s post on pub quizzes not do it for you? I understand random facts about history and pop culture may not be everyone’s shtick. If you prefer sitting back and letting someone else entertain you, a comedy show might be worth a try.

This Saturday, Stand Up Brussels is hosting one of their regular English-speaking comedy shows at Théâtre 140. Started in 2002 by MC David Lemkin (pictured below), Stand Up has 8 shows a year with a variety of British, Irish, American, Canadian and even Australian comedians. You never know quite what you’re going to get with a show like this, but I’ve been to a couple and always had a fun time. I wouldn’t recommend sitting in the front row, however, unless you want to be the bunt of a joke at some point during the evening. 

The venue is located at 140 Avenue Plasky (Schaerbeek), near Metro stop Diamant, or about a 10 minute walk from the Schuman roundabout. The show starts at 8:30pm, but turn up a bit early for a drink (the bar opens at 7pm) and to get a seat. Tickets are €26 per person. If you don’t have a chance to catch dinner before, they have some basic Indian food available before the show for €10.

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