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Stand-up Seoul turns three

By Korea Herald

Published : Feb. 28, 2012 - 10:33

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Expat comedy club Stand-up Seoul is celebrating its third-anniversary Thursday, having quickly gained a reputation both in the expat community and among traveling comics.

Stand-up Seoul was the first English comedy club in the city and has evolved from a small group of friends into an expat hot spot.

“I remember the first ever Stand-up Seoul show. There was a group of about 10 people just friends of friends and now our show packs the room every month with up to 80 people,” spokesperson Erin Weber said.

Stand-up Seoul holds their main shows on the first Thursday of every month and now conducts performances all across Korea.

The acts are predominantly locals either taking comedy seriously or just wanting to get up and try something new.

The club has now, however, started to attract more established international comedians. James Adomian will be the fourth professional comic Stand-up Seoul has brought to Korea in what is quickly becoming a trend.

“We hope to continue to bring over two big acts a year. We’d also like to make Seoul a top destination for comedians looking to do an Asian tour or just wanting to do a good show in a really entertaining place,” Erin said.

Stand-up Seoul takes place at the Rocky Mountain Tavern in Itaewon. For more information on upcoming events contact

By Hamish Macdonald 
Intern reporter