1st FIC ROADSHOW - MADRID and VALENCIA PROGRAMME
September 12th - 9pm
September 19th - 9pm
September 26th - 9pm
September 28th - 22.30pm
September 29th - 8.30pm
October 5th - 22.30pm
October 18th - 22.30pm
HEAT 1 - MADRID'S FUNNIEST FICER
HEAT 2 - MADRID'S FUNNIEST FICER
HEAT 3 - MADRID'S FUNNIEST FICER
TONY LAW - 'MAXIMUM NONSENSE' - CANADA
TONY LAW - 'MAXIMUM NONSENSE' - CANADA
MADRID´S FUNNIEST FICER FINAL
HOWARD MARKS - 'AN EVENING WITH MR NICE' - (WALES -UK)
FESTIVAL GALA SHOW - TBC
Support from Madrid's Funniest FICer
€12 - €15
€15 - €20
€15 - €20
€15 - €20
FUNNIEST FICER - Spain's amateur English Stand Up competition
This was undoubted success of FIC '12. The standard of comedy unearthed in Barcelona was such that it demanded that the search be broadened to create a Spanish National amateur comedy competition. In English for now but we do intend to expand the competition into Castellano in the future.
Key to the success of the event was our strict management and a high level of judging ensured an extremely competitive and genuine result where we never received a single
The Inaugural winner last year was actually a local Catalan, Josep Catalá who demonstrated that Funny is Funny, whatever the culture and language just one part of the craft. A small excerpt from the winning set can be seen on the right, when he performed it to 300 BCN comedy fans as support to the legendary RICH HALL as part of the prize!
In Madrid the competition will follow exactly the same format as BCN.
There will be 3 qualifying heats throughout September leading to a Madrid Final in Teatro Alfil on September 29.
Thursday 12 Sept - 9 - 11pm - HEAT 1 - TBC
Thursday 19 Sept - 9 - 11pm - HEAT 2 - TBC
Thursday 26 Sept - 9 - 11pm - HEAT 3 - TBC
SUNDAY!!! 29 Sept - 8.30 - 11pm - Madrid Final - TEATRO ALFIL - €10
The Winner here will support our final festival show on October 18 win an all expenses trip to Barcelona to represent Madrid and challenge for the overall title of Spain's Funniest FICer head to head with the best in Barcelona on the bill of the ultimate Festival Gala in front of 300 comedy fans with a shot of the main prize.
All details regarding Competition conditions of eligibility can be found on the main page here
The Closing date for Madrid is the slightly earlier date of August 14
if you wish to take part write to firstname.lastname@example.org with MADRID FUNNY FICER in the subject field
FUNNIEST FICER WINNER '12
TONY LAW - 'Maximum Nonsense'
Thursday Sept 26 - 10pm - venue TBC
Friday Sept 27 - 10.30pm - Tradicionarius
Saturday Sept 28 - 10.30pm - Teatro Alfil
'A gloriously virtuoso display of absurdism... Law is a master of the deconstructionist style of comedy' - The Scotsman
2005: Glastonbury New Act winner
Melbourne ‘Comics comic’ winner
2009: 1st UK solo Tour
2010: Supports Stewart Lee’s UK tour
2011: ‘Go Mr Tony Go!’ Wins Amused Moose Laughter award at Edinburgh also ‘Best Show’ at DAVE`s Leicester comedy Festival
2012: Chortle Award – Wins 'Breakthrough Act and nominated for the main Edinburgh Award for ‘Maximum Nonsense’
2013: Wins 2 Chortle Awards – Best Club Comic and Best Show for ‘Maximum Nonsense’
Sound like a comic on fire?? Along the way the 4 and 5 star reviews have followed for one of the most inventive, singular talents in comedy. It is safe to say that Maximum Nonsense is simply the hottest show in comedy this year and we are delighted to bring it to our Spanish audiences. There truly is only one Tony Law a brilliant surrealist who has created a style of comedy that is only to be experienced live. This show is a joy, you simply cannot miss!
The most succinct review you will find for Maximum Nonsense is here with TIME OUT
For a full list of the star dripping unanimous critical acclaim from the biggest press out there go here
HOWARD MARKS - 'An Audience with Mr Nice'
Saturday Oct 5 - 22.30 - Teatro Alfil
THIS IS HOWARD'S 1ST EVER APPEARANCE IN MADRID - we expect a certain sell out with word not even properly out sales have hit double figures. He is available right now at just €15 and the price will rise as the tickets disappear
we have just 200 seats!! Advice is to buy asap here now!
A massive coup to welcome for the first time ever to Madrid a bona fide cult icon! A man whose original autobiography, ‘Mr Nice’ sales are now in the millions worldwide and through subsequent books he has proven he is far from a one story pony… the legendary Howard Marks.
IMr Nice has spent the last years writing several novels, continuously campaigning for the legalization of recreational drugs, promoting the brilliant Mr Nice movie, touring with the legendary American poet and activist John Sinclair and fine tuning his ever evolving and expanding live show An audience with Mr Nice. Not bad for a still smoking, almost 70 year old who has just performed at the Altitude comedy Festival and will come to us fresh from an Edinburgh Fringe run. Mr Marks is one enduring, charismatic, remarkable character that is an unmissable experience live.
At the height of his reign he was credited with control of 10% of the international hashish market. His global smuggling operation saw him make the FBI’s Most Wanted list in the 1980s and gain infamy for running an empire through his own personal collection of 43 aliases, 89 phone lines and 25 companies.
The Books, multiple editorials, the movie and now the stage show are not the glorification of the drug trade but rather his attempt to spread the word for the issue to be dealt with.
Whatever your opinion on the legality of drugs this is a most compelling opportunity to engage directly with the most colourful dealer of them all.
His visit to Madrid will coincide with EXPOCANNABIS so you can expect there to be a real buzz about this show.
He sold out in 5 days!! the last time we had Howard in Barcelona, with many people disappointed, so our advice is to get those tickets early
FINAL MADRID SHOW - Yet to be revealed
Friday Oct 18 - 22.30 - Teatro Alfil
Yet to be confirmed but this is a slot that in the past has produced Danny Bhoy, Andrew Maxwell, Jason Byrne & Adam Hills, Des Bishop and the legendary Rich Hall
The Show will include the winning set from Madrid´s Funniest FICer competition before it heads off to Barcelona to challenge for the honour of Spain's funniest FICer