Diederik Zuurmond

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absurd, dark and silly

Diederik is a dutch comedian with British roots. His comedy is absurd, dark and silly.

Diederik will be part of the Epic Comedy Battle.

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Alina Sharipova

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The crouton in the salad of stand-up

Alina Sharipova is a Russian-Belgian comedian based in Amsterdam. Her friends often compare her to herpes because she never really goes away. With a dark, vulnerable, and quick-witted comedic style, she is just the crouton in the salad of stand-up. In 2022 she made the Funny Women « Ones to watch list », debuted her solo show « Fear is Good » and launched a unique, interactive comedy show called « Let’s Talk ».

Alina will be part of the Epic Comedy Battle defending her comic honour.
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Kristel Zweers

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Queen of Comedy

Kristel Zweers kick-started her career by winning the second prize in the Dutch Lucky Strike Comedy Talent Tour in 2001. Ever since she has been performing at about every comedy stage there is in Holland. As one of the few female comedians she managed to survive the harsh comedy scene, became a regular headliner and toured Holland and Belgium with 4 of her own 90 minute solo-shows.

In 2013 she started to perform in English, and again, she didn’t stay unnoticed. Her straight- forwardness and ‘no nonsense’ comedy style were received with enthusiasm and have taken her to Singapore, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, London, Germany, Sri Lanka, Australia, Florida, Czech Republic and New Zealand

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Karan Karthik

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From racism to mental health to sexual fantasies

Karan Karthik, originally from Bangalore, India, living in Enschede, Netherlands (yes that is a real place), has been slowly making his moves on the Dutch comedy scene.
So far this bearded polyamorous Indian is obviously known more for controversies than his comedy.
An engineer turned event manager, turned psychologist, turned student counselor, now tells people what to do for a living. Which is odd as he has no idea about what he is saying most of the time. Racism to mental health to sexual fantasies, he has something to say about literally anything he can shrink down into his limited mind. He still is not sure if he is funny or just finds things funny.

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Matt Castellvi

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Unshakable confidence of a seasoned pro

Matt Castellvi is a Chicago native comedian who has been performing worldwide for the past 15 years.

Matt has headlined comedy festivals all over the world including The Miami Improv Festival, Big-Little
Comedy Festival, Omaha Improv Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, Oslo Improv Festival and Adelaide Fringe Festival.

Matt is a stand-up regular at Zanies (Chicago, Rosemont, and St.Charles) Laugh Factory Chicago, Comedy Bar, The Comedy Shrine and was voted best stand-up (runner-up) in The Chicago Reader 2019. Currently, Matt is based in Amsterdam as a cast member with Boom Chicago and recently opened for Iliza Schlesinger at The Royal Carre for 1500 people.

Matt will be part of the Epic Comedy Battle for the Utrecht International Comedy Festival: brace yourselves!

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