Tonight: Regular English Comedy Night is Back

The Baby Blue Banana English stand-up comedy nights are back with the regular monthly instalment of laughter on Thursday 22 September (8pm start).

This time comedian James Dowdeswell (UK) tops the bill, accompanied by Pat Burtscher (CAN) & Dave Thompson (UK). The regular venue is KC Dunaj, Nedbalová 3 (4th Floor), with tickets just €9 in advance or €10 on the door.

Opening the show will be Canada’s Pat Burtscher, an exciting and inspiring act, who is taking the comedy circuit by storm.  His confident delivery and deadpan brand of dark comedy wins over the toughest of audiences and his cleverly crafted material guarantees the laughs come hard and fast.

Our MC will be one of the best in the business, Dave Thompson. An accomplished comedian, actor and writer, Dave has appeared on numerous TV shows, alongside the likes of Harry Hill, Ben Elton and Al Murray and in the movie “Maybe Baby”, as well as recently publishing his first novel: “The Sex Life of a Comedian”. Dave is also famous for being the original “Tinky Winky” in the “Teletubbies” TV show.

Top of the bill – James Dowdeswell is an imaginative storytelling comedian. His TV credits include appearing alongside David Bowie in Ricky Gervais’ “Extras”, starring in the sketch show “Chaos” and most recently his new show: “James Dowdeswell – Black Belt In Wine.” Originally from England’s West Country, Dowdeswell has been bringing his unique talents to the world of comedy for over 10 years and has recently completed another sell-out solo run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. James is a charming English comedian who has performed his stand-up all around the world and we are delighted to get him finally on to the Baby Blue Banana stage.

What the critics say about James Dowdeswell:

 “Intelligent and inventive” – The List

“So nice you could take him home to meet your grandparents” – Metro

“James Dowdeswell is very addictive” – Sunday Times

“Witty one liners and extended pieces – like Eminem rapping Shakespeare” – Venue Magazine

“The crowd adored him, in no small part due to his honesty and natural presence on stage. We all came out feeling that we’d got to know someone, as well as being entertained” – Three Weeks.


What the critics say about Pat Burtscher:

“Funny, and silly, in a good way” The Latest 7, Edinburgh

 “A razor- sharp routine, crammed with invention. Highly effective and engaging” – Broadway Baby

 “He had the audience in stitches. Burtscher’s delivery was dry and just the right side of cynical” –


What the critics say about Dave Thompson:

“Dave Thompson is hilarious and goes down a storm with the crowd” – Daily Mail

“Dave Thompson has a unique style and some of the best one-liners” – The Guardian

“The best one-liners I’ve heard this season” – The independent


As usual at our comedy nights, you can expect plenty of laughs and a few surprises along the way too. This show will again be at our new venue, KC Dunaj, which is right in the centre of Bratislava, in SNP Square. The entrance is around the back in Nedbalová and then take the lift to the 4th floor. Look out for the Baby Blue Banana signs! If you haven’t visited this brand new cultural centre before, you are in for a surprise! It’s a magnificent, purpose-built venue with a great bar and spectacular views over the city.

August’s show starring Mark Felgate saw a packed audience. We expect this show to be extremely popular again, so we strongly recommend making reservations early to avoid disappointment. Tickets are just €10 per person and there is a 10% discount for those who buy tickets online in advance via Those who prefer to pay in cash at the door can still reserve seats by simply emailing: to let us know how many tickets you need.

For media tickets, please email:

We will be happy to arrange one for you.


Baby Blue Banana is Central Europe’s leading promoter of English language entertainment, bringing comedy, theatre, live music, quiz nights, parties and much more to audiences across the region. Now in its third year of operation, Baby Blue Banana has expanded successfully from its initial base in Budapest to launch successfully in 3 more locations. The comedy nights take place in Bratislava at least once per month. Full details of Baby Blue Banana events can be found at our website: Baby Blue Banana operates comedy clubs in partnership with Mirth Control, one of the UK’s biggest promoters of comedy, who already operate more than 100 comedy clubs in the UK and many more around the world. In the coming weeks and months, Baby Blue Banana will be launching in 8 more European cities, with plans for a further 20 in 2012.


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