Belgian fun

Brussels sprouts comedy club

Brussels is to get its own English language comedy club.

Stand-Up Brussels hopes to attract some of the 60,000 city residents fluent in the language, including British expats and multilingual EC workers.

Two shows will take place every six weeks, startin g later this month.

Promoter David Lemkin, a former Perrie judge, said: "Comedy has been done before in Brussels, but only sporadically. However, it has done well each time.

"There is excellent English-speaking theatre in the city, but not everybody's into plays."

The line-up on the first nights - January 16 and 17 - is Adam Hills, Boothby Graffoe and Danny Bhoy.

For more details, visit the official website at www.standupworld.com

This is not the first English language comedy club on the continent.

Karel Beer runs a fortnightly club, Laughing Matters, at Hotel du Nord in Paris.

And American improv group Boom Chicago is based in Amsterdam. The City's Comedy Café also hosts regular improv nights in English.

Published: 1 Jan 2002

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