It is summer 2017. We (Comedy Walks© founders Laura and Erik) are renting a tiny room at a beautiful 17th-century canal house in the center of Amsterdam. Every day, there is a crowd of young tourists gathered around a tour guide in front of our apartment. Each and every time, we notice that the tour guide is unable to keep the attention of his audience as people look either bored or at their mobile phone.
Laura sighed to Erik: “Why can’t it be funny, why not use a comedian as a city guide?” Erik, an experienced improvisation comedian himself, immediately realized the potential of this idea, namely a stand-up comedy show with the city as a stage. That is the moment the Comedy Walks © seed popped, literally born out of our frustration with conventional, rather boring city walks.
Barely six months later, the very first try-out of Comedy Walks© took place with stand-up comedian Tim van’t Hul. It was the beginning of January 2018. It was cold and dark and the audience only consisted of critical comedians. Nevertheless, Tim passed the test with flying colors. Nowadays we run Comedy Walks© in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Berlin.
Comedy Walks is on a mission
We believe that the mission of any enterprise, whether non-profit or commercial, should be geared toward making the world a little bit better. We have seen that profit maximization doesn’t get the best out of people and often results in a few winners and many losers. We chose to do it differently. We are confident that if we maximize the fun for our customers, the comedians we work with and ourselves, the revenues will eventually follow. Happiness and fun maximization are key!
How Comedy Walks makes the world a little better
Well, we make people laugh and have fun together. Did you know that laughing relieves physical tension, decreases stress hormones and boosts your immune system cells (T-cells)? Try a deep belly laugh and you are even working your abs! Laughing instantly improves your well-being at multiple levels. At the same time we allow comedians to make money with their creativity and passion and as a result improve their well-being. People who laugh and people who follow their passion are happy people. Happy people create a happy world, a better world.
How can I book a ticket?
Very simple, via Book Your Walk or the Book Now button you can select a city. Currently, we run Comedy Walks in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Berlin. After you select the city you can access the calendar with all the available tours. We recommend a minimum age of 16. Don’t wait too long, some Comedy Walks sell out very quickly!
Immediately after your booking you will receive the conformation and ticket(s) by email. At the indicated place and time you will meet your comedian and the rest of the audience. Add fun to your city trip and book your Comedy Walk today!
Good to know!
Comedians enjoy full artistic freedom when designing their Comedy Walk. Consequently, each Comedy Walks is unique. So very soon you can put a Comedy Walk on your list of fun things-to-do for each and every city you will visit.
Can I book a private tour?
Absolutely! For private tours you click either Book Your Walk or the Book Now button. Indicate the city of choice and click the item private tours. You can now see the contact details of the person in charge of organising private tours for your selected city.
People we love to work with
One of our favorite partners is of course FareHarbor! FareHarbor offers the best online booking software and services you can think of. We started working with them in 2019 and so far we are super satisfied with their tailor-made support. We expect to be in a long-term relationship with them!
The Comedyhuis is one of the best comedy clubs in Utrecht! Our comedian Soula is in fact a member of the Comedyhuis. We are also particularly fond of Comedyhuis’ founder Jeroen Pater who has a big heart for comedy and is super fun to collaborate with on anything related to comedy. Don’t miss out on the Utrecht International Comedy Festival (UICF) that Jeroen organizes each year in February-March.
Comedy Walks© is one of the most fun activities for private groups (family, friends, team or company outings) so we are naturally listed on Uitjes.