24 Things Denmark Taught Me About Being a Comedian

Chortle Newcomer Award winning Sofie Hagen has written a correspondents piece for comedy website Chortle. Link to the full thing is below, check it out!

Denmark is paradise, if you want to start doing comedy. Every night you gig with experienced, famous and professional comedians who are eager to teach you everything they know. Becuase stand-up is still so new, it’s in everyone’s best interest that no one sucks at it.

I have attempted to remember every single thing I’ve picked up from the Danish stand-up circuit. You may not agree with them. You may not even recognize them. And sure, since I moved to the UK, I’ve learned other things, that are in direct opposition with some of these rules. But as it is with most rules or pieces of advice: Only listen to the ones that make sense to you.

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Stand Up on Everest Fundraiser

On 4th October 2014 Mount Everest Base Camp will play host to “Stand up on Everest” at 5365m above sea level.

Stewart Francis, Craig Campbell, Glenn Wool, Terry Alderton, Simon Evans and Rhys Darby will be joined by up to fifty eager fans on a gruelling nine day trek high into the Nepal Himalaya. At Base Camp they will perform on a purpose built stage to their fellow trekkers and any climbers awaiting their turn to summit the World’s highest mountain.

On Wednesday 9th April, a fundraising gig for the endeavour will be taking place in the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The line up includes Keith Farnan, Matt Richardson, Steward Francis, Terry Alderton, Simon Evans, Holly Walsh and a special guest. Some tickets are still available HERE. £15 for an incredible night of comedy AND a good cause. Get your arses down there!

The nominated Charity for Stand Up On Everest is In Aid of Save The Children. The theme for Stand Up on Everest is providing children a better start in life. Save the Children are established in Nepal with many projects already helping children in Nepal. For more information, please click HERE.

Altitude Comedy Festival 2014 in Full Swing!

The leiderhosen are back, and this year’s Altitude Comedy Festival has officially kicked off in Mayrhofen, Austria!

Stay tuned to the latest in the festivities by liking our Facebook page HERE and following us on Twitter HERE!

Send all your well wishes to the unlucky Benny Boot who’s did himself damage almost immediately after stepping off the plane. You can get him on Twitter @BennyBoot!

Comedians will continue to compete amongst themselves for title of ‘Fastest Clown on the Mountain’. Watch your backs, ticket holders!

Sofie Hagen Wins Chortle Best Newcomer Award!

Massive congratulations to our favourite Danish comedian Sofie Hagen who was named Best Newcomer at the Chortle Awards 2014 at the ceremony in central London last night!

The awards also saw Bridget Christie with a double win of Best Show and the Radio Award. A full list of winners can be found below.

Follow Sofie on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with her goings on (her tweeted drunk texts from last night are definitely worth a look!).

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