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Uncovering the Hidden Gems: Exploring the Swiss English-Speaking Comedy Venues

Updated: Apr 22

Auer & Co, one of the best Comedy show venues in Zurich

In the heart of Switzerland, amidst the pristine alpine landscapes and the bustling urban hubs, lies a vibrant and thriving comedy scene that's been quietly making waves among locals and expats alike. While Switzerland may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of comedy, the emergence of English-speaking comedy venues has been a welcome addition to the cultural landscape, providing a much-needed outlet for laughter and entertainment.

  1. Auer & Co (Zurich): Hidden away at the edge of Zurich's lively nightlife district, Auer & Co stands out as a beacon of laughter and merriment. This cozy and intimate venue has become a favorite among comedy enthusiasts, offering a diverse lineup of local english speaking talent. From open mic nights to headline shows, all organised by Comedy Kiss, Auer & Co is the place for those wanting to enjoy the best local acts in Zurich.

  2. Soho Bar (Zurich): Situated in the Zurich's old industrial centre, despite it's surroundings, Soho Bar exudes sophistication and style. This sleek and stylish venue offers a unique blend of comedy and cocktails, making it the perfect destination for a night out on the town. With its chic ambiance and top-notch entertainment, Soho Bar has become a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

  3. Theater Fauteuil (Basel): Venturing beyond Zurich, In Basel Theater Fauteuil is a venue long associated with comedy in the German speaking scene.. With its rich history and elegant surroundings, Theater Fauteuil now also provides a perfect backdrop for an evening of laughter and entertainment in English. From established acts to up-and-coming comedians, Theater Fauteuil offers a diverse array of comedy shows to suit every taste.

  4. Heimat Basel (Basel): Rounding out our list for Basel is Heimat Basel, a cozy and inviting venue that prides itself on showcasing the best in Swiss English-speaking comedy. Located in the heart of Basel's vibrant cultural scene, Heimat Basel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere where audiences can sit back, relax, and enjoy a night of laughter with friends. With its commitment to supporting local talent, Heimat Basel is a must-visit destination for comedy enthusiasts in Basel.

  5. Volkshaus (Zurich): For those seeking bigger and bolder comedy experiences, look no further than Volkshaus in Zurich. This iconic venue has played host to some of the biggest names in comedy, both from Switzerland and abroad. With its spacious auditorium and state-of-the-art facilities, Volkshaus offers a truly unforgettable comedy experience that's not to be missed.

  6. Comedy Club 13 (Lausanne): Last but certainly not least, Comedy Club 13 in Lausanne stands out as the smallest and most vibrant of all venues. Tucked away in the charming streets of Lausanne, this intimate club offers an up-close and personal comedy experience like no other.

From Zurich to Basel, and Lausanne and beyond, the Swiss English-speaking comedy scene is alive and thriving, thanks in large part to the dedicated efforts of these beloved venues. So, the next time you find yourself craving a good laugh, be sure to check out one of these hidden gems and experience the magic of Swiss comedy for yourself. Who knows? You might just discover your new favorite comedian along the way.

Want to enjoy English speaking comedy in Switzerland?

Check out the Comedy Kiss' extensive show listings. Upcoming shows include:

The Big Comedy Kiss with Robert White" on the 28 of March in Basel and on the 29th of March in Zurich.

Can't make it?

Check out all upcoming shows here: Comedy Kiss Homepage.

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