Believe it or not, Switzerland has growing scene of stand-up comedy shows in English, where oppressed expat-minorities go to have an evening that makes them feel special and understood. Shows feature both local and international comedians and there are even open mic nights so you can try comedy too, if you dare. Most events are published on Facebook or Event Frog (see links below). Events take place in Zürich, Basel, Zug, Geneva and other locations around Switzerland. Links to various comedy clubs are listed below...
Comedy Nights Zürich
Hosted by Ahmet Bilge, Comedy Nights Zürich features local English speaking comedians and also runs open mic nights. Events take place at various bars including Kontiki in Niederdorf, The Alehouse near the University and the Trottoir Bar off Langstrasse. Check out the events here on Facebook.
English Stand-Up Comedy
Hosted by Benjamin Delahaye together with The XYZ Podcast's very own Christian Braeker, English Stand-Up Comedy features of a mix of local and international comedians on stage at ComedyHaus near Albisriederplatz. Check out the events here on Facebook or their website.
IN YOUR FACE Comedy
Hosted by none other than the XYZ podcast's Harry Fücks, IN YOUR FACE Comedy is an Open Mic for local, English-speaking comedians at Dali's Bar in Lochergut, Zürich. Check out the events here on Facebook or follow on Instagram.
Down Under Comedy
Hosted by Chris Darwa, Down Under Comedy is an Open Mic with an Australian feel. Things get funny and dirty down under. Takes place at the Bonnie Prince Pub in Zürich. Check out the events here on Facebook.
Hosted by Shane Norton, Comedy Kiss features local and international comedians and offers open mic nights. Events happen mostly in Zürich Auer & Co. and Impact Hub Zürich - Viadukt but also in Basel from time to time. Check out the events here on Facebook or their website.
On The Run Comedy Club
Hosted by Markus Seppälä, the Comedy Basel features local comedians and offers open mic nights. Events take place at KLARA and Don Camillo. Events are publised on Facebook here or check out their website.
The Comedy Open Mic
English Stand-Up Comedy in Zug
Carouge (near Geneva)
Expat Comedy Night
Hosted by Jen Kirwin, Expat Comedy Night in Carouge (near Lausanne) featuring local and international comedians. Events take place at Caustic Comedy Club. Events are published on Facebook and the Expat Comedy Website.
The American Stand-Up Show
Also hosted by Ahmet Bilge, The American Stand-Up Show features local and international comedians and offers shows in Bern, Basel, Zürich and more. Check out the events here on Facebook or their website.
International Comedy Club
Promoted by Guy Stevens, The International Comedy Club brings well known international comedians to Switzerland at major venues. Check out upcoming events here on the website.