4 February till 15 March 2020

Bel’s Stand-Up Comedy Club

Tryouts on Fridays 28 February, 6 March en 13 March from 7pm

Maarten Bel

Comedy club SYB: tryouts on Fridays 28 February, 6 March en 13 March
Final show: Saturday 14 March
Time: from 7pm
Entrance: free

Please let us know if you’d like to take the stage!

Maarten Bel prefers his art with humour, and often implements it in his practice as an artist. His work can be considered funny, or sometimes absurd. But what is funny? And in what way can he (better) apply it in his work as an artist?

During his residency in SYB, Maarten Bel wants to investigate these and other relevant questions, while also exploring the possibilities of the genre of stand-up comedy. During his residency he will open and run his own stand-up comedy club in SYB, which will be open to the public every Friday night. He will be using the stage to work on his own material, while also opening it up to local comedy talent.

Maarten’s residency will be concluded with a full stand-up comedy set, which will be performed on Sunday the 15th of March. His process can be followed during the opening hours of Kunsthuis SYB (Saturdays and Sundays between 1 and 5 pm) and through a series of youtube videos, which he will be sharing through social media.

Maarten Bel (1987, Dordrecht) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Rotterdam. His work consists (among other things) of performances, TV programmes, books, drawings, installations, tours, videos, educational projects and events. His work has been shown in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, TENT, and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. He also worked on projects for the NTR and Theaterfestival de Parade.