After a two year plus hiatus including a pandemic, team changes, and more – Europe’s premiere dark comedy show in English is BACK.
Dark Off – Heat 3
Step into the ring of shadows with ‘Dark/Off,’ Dark Mode’s edgiest addition to the comedy scene. It’s not just a show; it’s a battle for the crown of Berlin’s Darkest Comedian. Here, both seasoned and fresh comics throw their darkest material into the spotlight. Every joke, every line, is a daring dance with the dark side of humor.
But it’s not just about laughs; it’s a competition where you, the audience, wield the power. After each act, you decide: is it dark enough? The winner not only bags TEN EUROS but also earns the coveted title of ‘Dark Off Master.’ It’s more than a title; it’s a challenge to their peers – who dares to walk darker paths?
Following a few heats – stay tuned for the DARK OFF FINALS where we declare the ultimate winner.
Comics: Sign up on the facebook page for the event.
YOUR HOST: NIR GOTTLEID (@thenireast):
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.