Alkmaar goes international!
Since our start in March 2019, nearly every show has sold out. Now Alkmaar’s favourite night out turns international! The same good vibes and hilarity, with 4 stand-up comedians from the European comedy scene. We bring local talent and we fly in stellar headliners from all over the world. Come hang out!
Line-up 6 March
Originally from Romania, lived and developed her stand-up in Tokyo, and has since become a staple of the European comedy scene. She takes vulnerability to another level, pushing the boundaries of “How soon is too soon?”
Luana has been touring her two solo comedy specials non-stop since 2022, selling out shows from Berlin to Istanbul to Singapore! And now to Alkmaar!
As well as performing both improv and stand-up comedy, Jamal is a writer and researcher. writing about comedy and identity for publications like the Guardian.
With his charming stage-presence, he deftly and hilariously tackles personal topics like parenting and therapy.
A gifted comedian with a sharp edge hidden in his fluffy exterior! Aside from performing his own comedy all over Europe, he has written for prize-winning British comics like Fern Brady and Ria Lina.
Zuva finds the balance between geeky and dark, personal and political, intelligent and downright silly. He is truly a joy to watch!
Our Comedy Club
Every month since March 2019 we turn Spotlight Bar into Alkmaar’s comedy club. With the intimate atmosphere of clubs in London and New York, but just around your corner at Scharlo 1 in Alkmaar. De shows start at 20:00, but doors open at 19:00 for hang-outs and drinks!
These international comedians stood on our stage before (scrol sideways)
The superstar of the Netherlands’ international comedy! Winner of Funny Women 2021 (that’s a big deal!) and of the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award 2022 (that’s a massive deal)!
“Razor-sharp goofball is an original gagster” – The Guardian
“One of the most highly anticipated Edinburgh Fringe debuts” – Independent
“The complete comedy package” – Beyond The Joke
The talented Mr. Scott might be the only Sjoerd in the world who is not Dutch! But his fresh and likeable storytelling is quickly taking over this country.
Beside that Sjoerd is a staple of online comedy culture, with 18.6 million views on TikTok and a bunch of viral videos on Instagram as well.
Jacob Adriani is Comedy Spotlight’s organiser and MC. This is his website. My website. Hi! I’m Alkmaar born and bred, and a regular in the Dutch and English scene at Comedy Café Amsterdam and Comedy Club Haug in Rotterdam.
The maddest lad in the European comedy scene! Irish, mentally unstable and possibly a communist revolutionary. He’ll have you sympathise with spiders and ponder pineapples like no-one else.
Also a staple in the online community with his excellent and wildly original travel/history series “Shite Guides”. Find it on Youtube, and find Ronan in our Spotlight!
Under the name “The Jeroen Leenders Experience” he performs fully improvised stand-up shows. In 2010 Jeroen Leenders won the prestigious Leids Cabaret Festival and became the first Belgian member of the legendary Comedytrain collective in Amsterdam.
Kristel Zweers has been a staple of the Dutch comedy scene since 2001.
After four theatre tours in NL, she went international: she founded the first comedy club in Singapore and had a successful run at the Fringe in Australia.
Fedor Ikelaar is a perpetually travelling comedian. He recently became somewhat of a sensation in Ukraine, when his comedy shows there went viral. Previously he founded Silk Route Comedy in Nepal, and he’s currently performing all over Europe and Asia.
Irish-born Stephen Bell has been a beloved staple of the Dutch/European comedy scene for years now. Unapologetic, a little crazy, and most of all hilarious!
His unique blend of sharp cultural insights, quick wit and wild, expressive storytelling is something you’ll remember for a long time to come.
With Hermes Ahmadi you are sure to get some truly nutty comedy, in both Dutch and English!
The Afghani comedian has been a favourite at the Dutch Comedy Spotlight shows and is currently working on his first hour-long comedy special.
The German Michael Jäger has been a hit in the international circuit for the better part of a decade. His strong stage presence and observant humor make every show memorable!
Michael is a regular at Comedy Café Amsterdam and Comedy Club Haug Rotterdam.
Tim is a recovering cynic. A sweet guy with a sting in his tail. Intelligent and easy-going, but full of surprises!
As co-founder of The Comedy Embassy, Tim also runs the biggest English language comedy shows in Amsterdam.
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