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Dark Mode #43 – The Loose Stool Pro Open Mic

June 22, 2023 8:30 pm 10:30 pm CEST

Professional comedians trying out new material in a looser, more cozy atmosphere! Come see some of Europe’s top comics mess around!

After a two year plus hiatus including a pandemic, team changes, and more – Europe’s premiere dark comedy show in English is BACK.


Usually open mics in Berlin have professional and new comics alike, each getting a short 5-7 minute set where they get to experiment. This one is a bit different: fewer comics; more experienced ones; and longer times on the stage. No pressure. Just professional comics having a nice evening with you! There will be old jokes, there will be new jokes, and there will definitely be some horrible thoughts!




Dan The Stranger is one of the most influential independent comedians from Russia. He built his career using social media and YouTube. TV appearances would have made him popular much faster, but being a TV comedian in Russia means not talking about politics or depression despite them being the most fun topics! When the war started, Denis publicly declared his anti-war position and left the country. Now he lives in Turkey, which makes him an international comedian! That, however, makes his depression even deeper.


We are pleased to have Tamika Campbell with us tonight! Tamika is a professional comedian with multiple TV appearances. Originally a native of New York City, Tamika tours the world performing in English, Arabic, German and even Hindi!


Mila is a decent person bred in Bosnia. She started doing comedy, after another comedian bit her.


Adam Shor is a stand up comedian based in Berlin. He is one half of the comedy duo Two Jews and will soon be heading out on a European tour for stand up comedy and comedic music.


Nir Gottleid (@thenireast on instagram) is an Israeli comic who has performed in the throughout Europe, the US, and Israel. He has come to Germany to, as he says, “make Germans feel uncomfortable as a form of reparations”; he would prefer to date Germans to achieve his goal, but sadly German women have intelligence, common sense, and eyes — therefore he’s forced to do comedy instead. His combination of dark humor, self-deprecation, and obscene “dad jokes” will leave him in stitches, because you are very likely to stab him after his set.

“has a command of the traditional pace, rhythms and tightly written gags of stand-up that assure you that you’re in capable hand”, “a flair for gags that make you wince and laugh in equal measure”, “a self loathing stoner” – Chortle, UK

You can see some of his work here!








you can also find the rest of the links here: linktr.ee/nirgottleid

Nir has been touring Europe, and has produced multiple successful shows such as “The Berlin Offensive”, “Schindler’s Fist”, and more. He is widely regarded as the darkest comedian in the English comedy scene in Germany and more than meets that expectation by awkwardly talking to audiences about things he most definitely shouldn’t be talking about.

His first solo show, “The Revenge of the Jew-Di” is a 60 to 90 minute exploration of holocaust puns, the life of an Israeli expat in Germany, dating in modern day Berlin, and more. It is currently on tour in Germany and Europe and you can get tickets and see show times here!

Nir is touring with his second solo show as well, “Middle Rage”, and talks about the fun sides of depression, anxiety, cats, hate crimes dating as a single old man, and the bitterness rage and feeling of acceptance that can only come with a life exhaustively lived.


Dark Mode is Berlin’s premiere prime time Dark Comedy destination – and is produced and hosted by Nir Gottleid. You can find out all about Dark Mode here: dark-mo.de


DOORS ARE AT 20:30 show starts at 21:00 sharp! This a donation based show and we have hungry actors to pay as well as addiction cravings to satisfy! Suggested donation is 10-15 euros but if you can’t afford it, we’re still happy to have you!

Nürnberger Straße 68
Berlin, BE 10787 Germany
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