In from the cold: Comedy comes to Tivoli this Christmas

Despite a crisis year for cultural events, Improv Comedy Copenhagen is hosting a new show on one of the Danish capital’s most iconic stages

The ICC has assembled quite a team (photo: ICC Facebook page)
November 6th, 2020 3:00 pm| by Helen Jones
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The global pandemic and subsequent lockdown has been a crisis of its own for cultural events across the world.

But for some this means there’s more reason than ever to bring a little laughter into peoples’ lives.

This urge has pushed the award-winning comedy theatre, Improv Comedy Copenhagen (ICC), to host a Christmas comedy extravaganza this year in Tivoli Garden’s own iconic Glassalen.

For one night only on December 3, Tivoli will be playing host to some of the best comedians who, before the pandemic, used to tour all over Europe. 

Got to grin and bear it
“It has been a bumpy ride for everyone in the cultural sector,” says Stefan Pagels Andersen, an actor and co-founder at ICC.

With venues being forced to close and a public unsure about the safety of attending events, there’s not been much to laugh about.

But the ICC has found new strength in its community.

“We made a commitment at the beginning to continue to work hard to foster our wonderful international community and English-speaking comedy in Copenhagen”, says Stefan.

Kasper Jacobsen, his co-founder counterpart, adds that the group has been “overwhelmed by the support and backup we have felt”.

“We’re so lucky to have such a strong community,” he added.

The show must go on
Tivoli itself will be reopening its doors for a spectacle of Christmas decorations from November 13. The festive spirit is just around the corner, so maybe it’s time to enjoy a good laugh again too.

The Christmas Comedy Show will be opening its doors despite all the odds, with a night of improv in English – non-scripted and entirely in the spirit of Christmas.

“We live to perform,” Stefan says, “and perform we will”.

The Christmas Comedy show will run for one night only on December 3 at 19:00. 

Tickets cost 280kr and can be bought at improvcomedy.eu/xmas. The ticket includes access to Tivoli