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We are joined this week by three of our favourites! Matilde Keizer, Steindór Jónsson and Julieta ran with our stories of the Berlin housing crisis and took us to a place where people fight over space in toilet cisterns. Julia's hatred of public displays of affection inspired some of the most beautifully inappropriate ASMR sounds our podcast has heard and Matilde's SBahn brawl introduces us to a German mayor with no friends but the greatest 'say yes' attitude of them all.

As always, this episode was brought to you by Bear Radio and a big thank you to Particle Studio and Hindenburg for their continued support.

For more comedy from our guests catch Julieta at Slingshot! Comedy Open Mic every Wednesday at Kupfer Bar.

Steindór will be at Comedy Café Berlin performing in various groups but also be sure to catch him on The BOSS Podcast that he co-hosts with Trevor Silverstein - find that at bearradio.org. Don't miss Matilde at It's That Time of the Month, an improvised talk show that takes place every second Sunday of the month at CCB or at her many other shows with various groups, also at CCB.

Improvisors Marisa Llamas, Kevin Napier and Julietta join us for another brilliant episode of What's The Mate!

Julia's jealousy of a fat rat who was rescued inspired the tale of Pizza Rat who was too famous for his own good, a weird sighting in Wedding, Berlin, lead us to a world where Zoo-Themed Clubs exist and cardigans are a big no-no, and then there was The Voice of Mom with the power to end riots and spark marriages - it's a wild ride!

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio with support from the kind people of The Venue, Hindenburg and Particle Studio. If you'd like to see our guests in action you can catch them at various shows at Comedy Café Berlin, follow Marisa on Instagram: @llamedycentral and check out Slingshot! Comedy Open Mic with Julietta every Wednesday at Kupfer Bar.

We are joined this week by the brilliant Nicole Ratjien, Noah Telson and Josh Telson of GLB! Our three comedians used our Berlin tales to inspire a world where old people are fighting on the frontline in MEC suits, people walk around with patent lawyers for everyday conversation and friends "get tickets" to go to prison together, for the experience.

As always, this episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and a big thank you must go to Hindenburg too.

If you think GLB are as hilarious as we do then support them by liking their Facebook Page: GLB Comedy, following them on Twitter: @glbcomedy, @joshwithpowers, @telsonia + @rattynikki and watching them to their thing at the Comedy Café Berlin: https://comedycafeberlin.com/

What's The Mate favourites, CUNT HAMMER, join us for another episode and it's a live one! Sara Nere, Caroline Clifford and Janina Rook took us on a very entertaining bro date inspired by Julia's solo mission to the movies, and a listener's voice note about mansplaining had our three improvisors do a very weird bit with a man hitting on women in ways that no-one ever should. There was also the very true story about an Anti-Trump Peaceful Vegan Brunch that inspired a world where every citizen was a Deliveroo driver.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio. Big thanks to Comedy Café Berlin for letting us use their space, to Hindenburg for their support and Tom Evans of Particle Studio for the tunes.

Catch CUNT HAMMER performing at CCB where Sara, Caroline and Janina also do shows in various groups. Don't miss out on Janina's podcast, Unverschämt, recorded every Monday at CCB and available on iTunes. Witness Sara's singing talents with Rollercoasters every 4th Friday at CCB and catch Caroline every Tuesday at We Are Not Gemüsed at Same Heads Bar.

The wonderfully funny Friends With Benefits join us for this week’s episode of What's The Mate! Antonia Bär, Caroline Clifford and Matilde Keizer took us on a wild ride where stories of "manspreading" lead to owl eggs hatching in Caroline's pants, the Singing Shrinks of Berlin inspired the character of a one Dr Kant (lol) and the completely uncool way he guilt trips his patients into watching his Red Hot Chili Peppers covers and then there was the scene with a famous person who can't be named and a whole lotta salad - check it out!

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio. Thanks against to The Venue for letting us use their space, to Tom Evans of Particle Studio for the theme song and to Hindenburg for their support.

Catch Friends With Benefits as part of It's That Time of the Month, an improvised talk show that takes place every second Sunday of the month at Comedy Cafe Berlin or follow all three across social media to see where they're doing what: @iamabear @cliffy_butt @matikeizer.

This week's episode features the brilliant This Never Happened! Jakob Wagner, Kevin Napier and Emma Aldridge joined us in studio for another episode of What’s The Mate where our true Berlin tales inspired the story of an audacious son who gets his dad to quit Thanksgiving, we discover that Kevin once picked a fight at the cinema and Julia's Kindergarten crush inspired a scene with the James Dean of five year olds.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg.

You can catch Jakob performing in various shows at Comedy Café Berlin including Harold Night and in an entirely improvised musical on the last Friday of every month. You’ll also find Emma hosting the Nameless Comedy Open Mic gig at Radler’s Berlin every Thursday (facebook.com/namelessopenmic/)

This week we are joined by the uber talented and brilliantly funny Steindór Jónsson, Andrea Andrésdottir and Carl Clancy aka A North Atlantic Extravaganza! They turned the true story of Germany’s scheme to pay Refugees to return home into a tale of Viking treks and weird Icelandic accents. “The Berlin Effect” inspired the creation of a Startup with rabid dogs & a no-pants policy and, a cat so large he needed two X-Rays introduced us to the fact that apparently Irish folk don’t understand the concept of a euphemism.

As always, this episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind
people of The Venue Berlin and a big thank you to Hindenburg too.

If you’d like to catch our guests again, make sure to check Andrea out at It's That Time of the Month every second Sunday at Comedy Cafe Berlin, Carl & Andrea together at Comedy Shorts and Steindór on The BOSS Podcast that he co-hosts with Trevor Silverstein and which can also be found at on Bear Radio!

Another week, another episode! This week we are joined by Marisa Llamas, Amy Jane and Trevor Silverstein, three improvisers who treated us to some dark and hilarious comedy.

In this episode, a story about the housing crisis inspires characters who will do anything for an apartment, ANYTHING (like move in before the dead guy is out). A scene involving the last line of The Great Gatsby and pencils gets weirdly sexual and Germany's very real Fossil of The Day Award took us to a rather strange world where Trevor actively becomes friends with people he hates.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio with support from The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg.

If you'd like to see our guests in action you can catch them at various shows at Comedy Café Berlin as part of their house teams and don't miss The BOSS podcast with Steindór and Trevor Silverstein recorded live every Thursday at 11pm at Comedy Café Berlin and shared here on Bear Radio!

The brilliant GRILL TALK joined us for this week’s episode of Berlin inspired funnies. Together, Matilde Kaizer, Nacho Sanguinetti and Trevor Silverstein improvised off of one of the more ridiculous AirBnB Experiences we’ve come across - Techno Painting. They also took us over to Britain where the Brexit vs Breakfast debate materialised, deboning a human foot was akin to deboning a chicken and Nacho casually used the word “parsimonious”- to be honest, we’re still not 100% sure what it means.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio. Big thanks to The Venue for letting us use their space and to Hindenburg for their support.

Follow GRILL TALK on Facebook to find out where they are performing next. They do a number of shows in various groups so be sure to head The Comedy Cafe Berlin for more. Catch Trevor Silverstein’s The BOSS (Berlin Open Stage Show) Live Podcast every Thursday at 11pm at CCB or here on Bear Radio. Matilde Kaizer at It’s That Time of the Month all social media & Nacho at Double XL.

We’re back baby and kicking things off with another visit from Skeleton Brains and the main men who helped kick things off in Season 1!


Blake Farha, Daan Henselmans and Gaston Stabiszewski took us on a wild ride where true Berlin stories inspired the meeting of Scooby & The Gang and Angela Merkel, a perturbing look into the world of Hacker Start-Ups and an artist who wears five scarves and a cloak, and would like to rebuild the Berlin Wall. Weird. As always, this episode is brought to you by the brilliant Bear Radio team, with support from the kind people of Hindenburg.

Follow Skeleton Brains on Facebook and Instagram to find out where they are performing next. Check out Lebenspocast on all social media if you’d like to hear some German Improv Comedy from Gaston. If you’re interested in learning a little Improv, Blake also co-hosts the weekly Improv Playground at Heile Haus in Kreuzberg and you’re welcome to join! Visit https://www.meetup.com/improvise-till-you-make-it/ for more.

We thought we’d close Season 1 with a bang and brought you our second live recording with a What’s The Mate favourite, GLB! Nicole Ratjien, Noah Telson and Josh Telson joined Julia again, this time in front of a packed house at Comedy Café Berlin. A story about how someone’s ‘dead’ body ended up on cigarette packets all over Europe had our improvisors dive into agency/client contracts and the tale of the very real Ketchup Bandits inspired bizarre scenes of a sauce testing lair and gravy in the bedroom. Big thanks to Comedy Cafe Berlin for letting us use their space and to Hindenburg for their continued support.

If you’d like to catch more of GLB then support them by liking their Facebook Page: GLB Comedy, following them on Twitter: @glbcomedy, @joshwithpowers, @telsonia + @rattynikki and watching them to their thing at the Comedy Café Berlin!

Another week, another episode! This week we are joined by Amanda King, Marisa Llamas and Steindór Jónsson who treated us to some brilliantly funny and at times utterly terrifying Improv.

In this episode we discover that Steindór's bicycle repairman has a rather outlandish connection to the Swedish Pop group, Ace of Base, Julia's frustration with her regular DHL man inspired the creation of the world's first Charades Fight Club and there may be more than one reference to the grafting of human skin and body parts - it gets weird.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio & Berlin Tea Company, with support from the kind people of Noize Fabrik and Hindenburg.

If you'd like to see our guests in action you can catch them at various shows at Comedy Café Berlin as part of their house teams.

Don't miss The BOSS podcast with Steindór and Trevor Silverstein recorded live every Thursday at 11pm at Comedy Café Berlin.

Sara Nere, Janina Rook and Caroline Clifford of CǓNT HåmmɆr, join us for another brilliant episode of What’s The Mate! Our three improvisors unpacked how some of the week’s Berlin stories could have gone and blessed us with some truly hilarious improv. We explored a world where STD symptoms come in the form of Enya, Queen or Elton John songs & new recruits go to Aldi Supermarket Clerk Training Camp. We even weighed in on the rather bizarre and completely questionable effect that the prolonged warm weather would have on your choice of Döner Kebap meats. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this one!

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and a big thank you to Hindenburg too. 

Catch CǓNT HåmmɆr at We Are Not Gemüsed every other Tuesday in Neukölln and every first and third Friday as part of the Harold Nights at Comedy Cafe Berlin. Check out Caroline’s YouTube mini series called When I Grow Up and follow Janina (@rook_togo) on instagram, she needs more followers. You’ll find Sara on her Pennyfarthing somewhere in Berlin.

This week we are joined by the brilliantly funny Antonia Bär, Andrea Andrésdottir and Carl Clancy. The three of them ran with our Berlin stories and gave new meaning to a "bone chilling" Berlin winter, treated us to the hilarious world of incompetent bicycle lane painters and shared the terrifying lengths some improvisors go to, to get into character

If our guests caught your interest make sure to check Antonia & Andrea out at It's That Time of the Month every second Sunday and Carl & Andrea at Comedy Shorts. Grab your tickets at Comedy Café Berlin

Improvisors, Jakob Wagner, Kevin Napier and Emma Aldridge join us in studio for another brilliant episode of What’s The Mate. This week’s Berlin tales inspired the sad story of Marlene the Tapir who never gets asked to do meet and greets, we discover that Kevin is regularly pulled over by the cops while on his bicycle and Julia’s underage drinking experience inspires a reality where children who do Math are a disgrace to their families. This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg.

You can catch Jakob performing in various shows at Comedy Café Berlin including Harold Night and in an entirely improvised musical on the last Friday of every month. You’ll also find Emma hosting the Nameless Comedy Open Mic gig at Radler’s Berlin every Wednesday and lastly, you can connect with her on Facebook. Kevin “performs when people ask him to.”

This week is a biggie as we bring you our first Live Recording! The episode features GRILL TALK, who joined us in front of a packed house at Comedy Café Berlin. Matilde Kaizer, Nacho Sanguinetti and Trevor Silverstein brought the house down with their interpretation of our Berlin stories, taking us to an Ambulance Siren Convention, to a writers room where someone is desperately trying to pitch his MacGyver Origin Story, and they even managed to demonstrate what a bag of dildos falling from an overhead compartment might sound like.

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio. Big thanks to Comedy Café Berlin for letting us use their space and to Hindenburg for their support.

Follow GRILL TALK on Facebook to find out where they are performing next. They do a number of shows in various groups so be sure to head www.comedycafeberlin.com for more. Catch Trevor Silverstein’s The BOSS (Berlin Open Stage Show) Live Podcast every Thursday at 11pm at CCB or on www.bearradio.org.

Skeleton Brains are back! Blake Farha and Daan Henselmans joined us for round two and brought with them another Brain, Henri Parmentier. Together they improvised the not too far-fetched world of dealing with one's neighbours, Julia's questionable Döner Kebab Speakeasy theory and oh there's also one about drug smuggling apple trees, you're going to have to give this episode a listen to fully understand that one.

Follow Skeleton Brains on Facebook to find out where they are performing next. If you’re interested in learning a little Improv while having a proper laugh, these guys also host the weekly Improv Playground at Heile Haus in Kreuzberg and you’re welcome to join! Visit www.henriandblake.com for more.

From Berlin with Love come Amanda King, Kieran Humphries and Deschna Afram of Schön Connery! The troupe join us this week as we unpack how some of Julia’s stranger Berlin experiences could have gone. Their scenes got into the story of a dad who has questionable taste in bedtime stories, an Ariana Grande lookalike who avoided paying a fine on the U-Bahn and a tourist who gambled with a cat at the East Side Gallery - standard stuff.

You can catch more Schön Connery at the Comedy Café Berlin. Amanda is also part of Action Jackson and Kieran has a brilliantly funny YouTube channel for you to visit: The Greatest Movie Moments in the Universe Ever.

Big thanks to The Venue Berlin for letting us use their space and to Hindenburg for their support.

This week we are joined by the brilliantly funny Nicole Ratjien, Noah Telson and Josh Telson of GLB! The GLB three run with our Berlin stories and give us a look into the world of a woman who has to choose between wearing napkins or her granny’s crochet work to a wedding, the “Scheiße Police” making house calls and the BVG getting a kick out of toying with the tourists of Berlin.

As always, this episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and a big thank you must go to Hindenburg too.

If you think GLB are as hilarious as we do then support them by liking their Facebook Page: GLB Comedy, following them on Twitter: @glbcomedy, @joshwithpowers, @telsonia + @rattynikki and watching them to their thing at the Comedy Café Berlin

Comedy Café Berlin veterans, Michele (with one ‘L’) Guido, Josh (with powers) Telson and Peter (just Peter) Talbot, spill the tea on this week’s episode of What’s The Mate. Our bizarre Berlin sagas spark scenes of a lonely pensioner who is all too happy to part with her vintage soda cans and Ming vase, a Mauer Park stall where buying a pile of DDR garbage for €30 will make you cool and the absurd tale of Lord Yellowflower and Lord Hazelmorning who take each other on in a real joustingmatch...on bicycles. 

This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg.

Stay connected with this episode’s improvisors on Twitter by following @sheley and @joshwithpowers or head through to the Comedy Café Berlin to see them in action: 

Improvisors, Carl Clancy and Jakob Wagner of People System as well as Kevin Napier step into studio for a side-splitting episode of What’s The Mate. This week’s Berlin tales inspired our guests to take us to the previously unheard of Berlin Police Department Literature Creation Department (really rolls of the tongue doesn’t it), we meet a 10 year old who can help you get into Berghain and Wolfgang the waiter does his best to prove that his French accent is authentic - take your eggs benedict and walk! This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg.

You can catch People System performing on the first and third Friday of each month at Comedy Café Berlin (comedycafeberlin.com) and you can have a little more Carl in your life by checking out Carl Clancy Comedy on social.

Blake Farha, Daan Henselmans and Gaston Stabiszewski of Skeleton Brains, join us for the inaugural episode of What’s The Mate - an Improv Comedy Podcast for the world, by Berliners! 
This week’s Berlin stories inspired scenes about thieving dancers on La Rambla, a high school student who converses with a brown-nosing pooch and we end things off with a hilarious look into the dark future of trashy humans (apparently that’s all of us, even the ones who pay their taxes and help lost children). This episode is brought to you by Bear Radio, with support from the kind people of The Venue Berlin and Hindenburg. 

Follow Skeleton Brains on Facebook to find out where they are performing next. If you’re interested in learning a little Improv while having a proper laugh, these guys also host the weekly Improv Playground at Heile Haus in Kreuzberg and you’re welcome to join! Visit http://www.heilehaus-berlin.de/index.html for more.

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What’s The Mate is a completely improvised comedy show where a rotating cast of improvisers turn Berlin's tales into ong-form hilarity! Join Julia Joubert and her incredibly funny guests for an improv experience unlike any other - it’s so Berlin.