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Event Series Event Series: Dark Mode Late Show

Dark Mode Late Show #18 (#36) – “The Loose Stool” Open Mic

May 20, 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!




Anna is a Kiwi born, Melbourne raised, Berlin based stand-up comedian, writer and podcaster. She wrote for the Comedy Central DE sketch comedy show, Was ich eigentlich sagen wollte, in 2021. On her weekly podcast, Adults ONLY Comedy Berlin, she talks sex positive brutal honesty with comedians. Her 1 hour solo show ‘Sex, Death, Babies’ debuted in Berlin, 2020. She produces and hosts Grindhouse Comedy, Doener Comedy, PUNCH UP Comedy, Adults ONLY Comedy Open Mic and Glory Hole Comedy. Anna turns pain into laughter and shame into solidarity. High energy, filthy, wholesome, hilarious. https://www.facebook.com/annaberoscomedian/

IG @afberos



David Hailey is Berlin based American comic who has toured all over the world. He has performed at world famous LA comedy club the ICE house and Jongleurs in London. He has graced stages all over the US and Europe . He navigates the most complex issues with a smile and he will make you leave the show thinking and laughing. He also hates swans.

IG: @therealsoulpower




The Neurotic from the Tropic. CPTSDaddy. Born in 1980, Karl Pinzon Bustillo has seen the mullet make a comeback three times in a lifetime. Identifies as Non-Binary, so their prefer pronouns are “We Get it: you’re different” or “It’s definitely not a phase, mom!” Karl Pinzon Bustillo was made in front of a live studio audience, and may contain mature subjects and glitter. Viewer’s discretion is advised.

IG: @karlmedy



Born of the unholy union between an adorable bunny and a genocidal maniac seeing Matilda puts you in a mind of fearful kawaii. Between adorable funny voices and stories of her sexting Cristiano Ronaldo while on the U8, Matilda has something for everyone.

IG: @matildas.abs





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!

Bergstraße 2
Berlin, BE 10115 Germany
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