Born in New Zealand and resident in Amsterdam, Bob Maclaren has delighted every corner of the world with his laconic and surprising comedy. A combination of kiwi isolation and the lurid madness of Amsterdam gives Bob a refreshingly unusual view of life as he sees it. A storyteller extraordinaire with a body language that can be best described as mildly unhinged; his routines have been televised on every continent.
A superbly visual performer with razor sharp observations, Bob’s stand up helped him escape his home town southernmost city in the world to grace the stages of Montreal, London, Amsterdam and every other corner of the planet.
His comic talents quickly got picked up by the Discovery channel, who gave him his own global show “Bob’s World”. TV New Zealand followed suit with the comedy drama series “The Pretender” with Bob in the lead role as the politically misguided Dennis Plant. This legendary role earned him a nomination for Best Actor at the New Zealand Film and TV Awards.
Bob has directed hundreds of episodes of television, from documentaries to comedies, adventure, animation, mocumentaries and studio programs.
Yianni is a headliner all around the world with a mind as sharp as a ginsu blade. His ability to deliver smart but accessible laugh packed material and also to improvise skilfully with whatever a room throws at him combine to create a truly unique experience.
He regularly performs hour long shows at the Edinburgh and Melbourne comedy festivals. His ability to work any type of room sees him in high demand for corporate work.
Dutch comedian Kristel Zweers kick-started her comedy-career by winning the second prize in the Dutch Lucky Strike Comedy Talent Tour in 2001. In the years that follow she performs on about every comedystage there is in Holland.
As one of the few female comedians she manages to survive the harsh comedy scene, becomes a regular head-liner and tours Holland and Belgium with 3 of her own 90 minute solo-shows.
In 2004 she was part of ”De Lama’s” the Dutch version of ‘Who’s line is it anyways’. In 2009 a part of her first solo ” Onschuldig” ( Innocent) was broadcasted on tv. She has made many appearances in different TV shows ever since.
In 2011 she started to focus on Dutch communities abroad and has performed for them in Singapore, KL, Brunei, Dubai, Portland, Jakarta and Beijing, Ghanzhou and Shanghai will be added to this list in March 2014.
With her moving to Singapore in june 2013 a new challenge arises: being just as successful with comedy in english. She became 2nd (again) in the Stand up for Singapore competition only 2 months after arrival so it seems like she’s been able to find the kick-starter again!