The Jam Society comedy variety show
For the second time, The Jam Society will land in Amsterdam, after an explosive premiere last November! This stage extravaganza, disguised as a comedy show of cabaret varieties, is another wild Jam With Humans production – the improvised music troupe based in Amsterdam.
On stage, there is no space for cynicism – only uplifting humour in the shape of stand-up comedy, absurd theatre, anarchic clowning and mind-blowing magic. It is hosted in the beautiful Betty Asfalt Theatre, which, ever since its creation in 1989 by the renowned Dutch comedian Paul Haenen, has been the definitive home of Dutch cabaret.
The Jam Society guests
The main guests – a clown, a comedian and a magician – bring you a night of belly-laughing fun and general silliness.
Lucy Hopkins – British clown
Anarchic clown-witch Lucy Hopkins is a conjurer of ceremonial mischief and an internationally touring, award-winning clown / director / lover of humans. Everything is sacred. Magic is reality. The present is preposterous. Get in it. According to The Guardian: "Hopkins is fantastic”.
Bob Slayer – British comedian
Fringe & festival favourite Bob Slayer is a conductor of comedic happenings. With his magical musical box (made in Russia by a man called Sergey), and driving the BlundaBus (a double decker bus he has transformed into a mobile bar and venue) he performs at festivals all around Europe, from Glastonbury to Norway, Denmark to Ireland, Edinburgh Fringe and beyond.
Anything can happen if you let it. Bob Slayer is the winner of an Edinburgh Comedy Award, Malcolm Hardee Award, Chortle Award and more. The Guardian: "Absurdist storytelling Spirit of the Fringe…”
Fritz With a Z – Dutch comedy magician
Fritz with a Z is one of those rare combinations of comedy, magic, and improvisation. The Herald Sun Australia hailed him as "HILARIOUS! Taking interactive performance to the next level”. With performances at the invite-only Magic Castle in Hollywood and the Magic Circle in London under his belt, this award-winning conjurer is the only Dutch magician who has performed on six continents. Be prepared to get your funny bone tickled!
The Jam Society's regular cast
The Jam Society regular cast is as follows:
Daniel Matias Ferrer – the host
"Unexpected" is the correct word to describe the performance style of The Jam Society's host. Originally from Portugal and based in the Netherlands, Daniel Matias Ferrer brought a new style of irreverent improvisational music to stages worldwide, and now he is topping it all with a good dose of absurd comedy!
The Jam With Humans Orchestra – The house band
The Jam With Humans Orchestra is an ever-mutating group of regular attendees of The Jam With Humans sessions. The cream of the crop of a new school of improvisers in the Netherlands, their music ranges from standard-jazzy pieces to completely improvised avant-garde soundtracks.
The Jam Society – When and where
- Friday, March 15 at 8:30pm
- Betty Asfalt Complex, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 282, 1012 RT Amsterdam
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