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Dark Mode Late Show #16 – “The Loose Stool” Open Mic

April 29, 2023 10:15 pm 11:59 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.

The Dark Mode Late Show is a new addition to our show roster – featuring both new and experienced standup comedians, trying new material or trying old material. A cavaclade of people who attempt to make you laugh will go one by one and hit you with the darkest things they can think of. Anything can happen and we sometimes have special guests!


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!



Carl Dackö (Sweden):



Carl is a Swedish-born Berlin-based stand-up comedian. Aside from his beautiful beard, and obscure dark comedy mind, Carl is known for his big act-outs combined with shorter jokes. Carl works as a traveling comedian that headlines clubs and shows all over Europe. He has been described by some of his fellow comedians as “The Prince of Darkness”.


Ori Halevy (Israel):


Ori Halevy is a well known Israeli and international TV and Cinema writer and standup comedian. His funny “go for broke” improvisational style has him performing every night in different venues in Berlin and throughout Europe and Asia.He runs the usually packed “Epic comedy” “darkest thoughts” and “Saying the wrong thing” nights at Ma’s comedy club, and he is a very nice guy to compensate for his insecurities, come take advantage before he bocomes big or dies.

Brendan Hickey (Ireland):


Irish to a fault, with years of marketing experience under his belt, Brendan Hickey is the co-founder of Epic Comedy Berlin. His comedy style blends the musings of a failed philosopher with the repressed anger of a failed Catholic. The result is a hilarious and always original style that has made audiences split sides in Berlin and throughout Europe.

Tera Kilbride (USA):



Tera’s an international stand up comedian, host and producer, originally from the United States, living in Berlin, Germany. She’s performed English standup in 10 countries + adding to the roster! Her content tackles mental health, growing up, sex and dating, dark humor, and being an expat in Europe. Tera´s known for her energetic delivery, her bold content and fearlessly engaging with her audience. In addition to her jokes, Tera hosts several of her own shows per month, and is high in demand. Tera is known for seamlessly sprinkling in crowd work. “You are so direct, I love it!” “The way you come up with responses on the spot is just incredible; you have to be so quick!” “I´ve never seen an audience this hot, wow” – Comedian



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.

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 22:15, SHOW STARTS AT 22:30 – 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!

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Berlin, BE 10115 Germany
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