International shows

Comedytrain International Summer Festival 2019

We're excited to announce our line-up for CISF 2019! 6 weeks of international stand-up comedy in Amsterdam from Wed July 3rd untill Sat August 10th. Each week we present 2 international comedians selected by our own Comedytrain comedians, because they don't want you to miss out on these brilliant acts!

We proudly present:

Week 1: Nina Conti & Sarah Kendall
“Put simply, Nina Conti is a genius” ★★★★ The Mirror
"Phenomenal storytelling, this is comedy that restores your sense of wonder." ★★★★ Edinburgh Fringe comedy review about Sarah Kendall

Wed July 3rd
Thu July 4th
Fri July 5th
Sat July 6th

Week 2: Paul Foot & Sean McLoughlin
"Sublime, original and brilliant" Independent about Paul Foot
"★★★★1/2 His intellectual and comedic brilliance has everyone rapt” Chortle about Sean McLoughlin

Wed July 10th
Thu July 11th
Fri July 12th
Sat July 13th

Week 3: John Kearns & Tim Key
“Now THIS is how you do absurd comedy… he has forged comedy gold.” ★★★★★ Chortle about John Kearns
"I have never enjoyed myself in a comedy show more than in this adjective-defyingly unusual mixture of genres." ★★★★★ The Times

Wed July 17th
Thu July 18th
Fri July 19th
Sat July 20th

Week 4: Phil Kay & Markus Birdman
"A must see experience" - The Guardian about Phil Kay
“Delightfully comic. Controversial, personal and wickedly punchy.” The List about Markus Birdman

Wed July 24th
Thu July 25th
Fri July 26th
Sat July 27th

Week 5: Fahim Anwar & Lloyd Langford
This kid Fahim Anwar I really like. He’s a great joke writer and his onstage personality is really cool to watch." - Bill Burr (interview by Joey Neill for Creative LoaFing)
“A collection of absolutely top-class standalone jokes.” The Guardian about Lloyd Langford

Wed July 31st
Thu August 1st
Fri August 2nd
Sat August 3rd

Week 6: Derrick Brown & Nick Thune
“…one of the best independent poetry presses in the country.” Forbes and Filter Magazine about Derrick Brown
''Nick's absurdist view and deadpan wit combined with the soothing lull of his guitar, have distinguished his unique style of comedy''. All Things Comedy

Wed August 7th
Thu August 8th
Fri August 9th
Sat August 10th

Show time: 8.30 PM
Toomler & kitchen open: 7 PM
Tickets: Wed €15,- | Thu/Fri/Sat €20,-
(excl. € 1,60 service fee)

The ticket shop is also available in English. If you have questions, or if your bank is not available through our ticket shop, please send an e-mail to If we are not sold out tickets can be bought at the box office with PIN or creditcard. Toomler is cashless.

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