English Stand up Comedy Special - Kuan-wen: Ilha Formosa - Hamburg

Friday 24. May at 19:00 - 20:00

Hörsaal • Talstraße 12, 20359 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

How much do you love your homeland? What is it like to grow up in Taiwan, when your powerful neighbour China denies your country's own very right to exist and threatens with random military drills?

Do you love it enough so that, as a queer boy, you’d endure the dehumanising military service?

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Moin Moon! For one night only, Taiwanese comedian and Leicester Comedy Festival 2023 Best Show nominee Kuan-wen brings his English stand up comedy special to Lustig Comedy Club in Hamburg! This is part of the tour after the show was brought to London Soho Theatre, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Brussels, Antwerp, Luxembourg and Vienna!

Kuan-wen recounts how he traded his beloved island for the rainy British isles, known to the rest of Europe as BREXIT BRITAIN since 2016. In recounting the amusing tale of why he decide to run away, the audience learns how Taiwanese people just get on with lives and cope with the endless threat from their powerful neighbour China.

As seen and heard on BBC Radio 4, BBC Three and Comedy Central.

“..it’s not often you get global politics, teddy bears, massive orgies and mummy issues in the same show. And it works, due to our host’s sheer effervescence.” – Fest Mag

“In this debut hour, Ilha Formosa, his likeable bluster is given weight by centring on the complex relationship he has with his home country and its tense political struggles with China.” – The List

“The comic has an incredible database of international relations up his sleeve. It made the digs pack a punch.” – Entertainment Now

Door opens at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:00pm.

Hörsaal • Talstraße 12, 20359 Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

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