Photo by Annemiek van der Kuil

Numerous stand-up comedians performing throughout two evenings: the Utrecht International Comedy Festival (UICF) will have you in stitches. In fact: the UICF is the biggest stand-up comedy festival in Europe. And there’s plenty for international visitors to laugh about, because many of the acts are in English. Take the extravagant drag queens who go to make up the British quintet ‘Denim’. Their show is bursting with music, humour, dance and of course glitter and crazy costume changes. Or Daisy Earl’s no-nonsense comedy. This Scot bases her acts on everyday life, and fills theatres with her self-deprecating, original observations and sharp wit. Paul Currie, known as a ‘one-man Monty Python on acid’, is also on the programme. This Irish comedian puts on bombastic, absurd shows which amaze audiences, while managing to draw them into the insanity he creates on stage.

> 6 and 7 April, TivoliVredenburg