Worry is The Game: Comedy & Poetry about ANXIETY | in English

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Worry is The Game: Comedy & Poetry about ANXIETY | in English

A show by & for ANXIOUS folks.

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Z-Bar Bergstraße 2 10115 Berlin Germany

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Anxiety - noun - /æŋˈzaɪəti/ (about/over something) the state of feeling nervous or worried that something bad is going to happen. A strong feeling of wanting to do something or of wanting something to happen.

We all either chase after things we crave, or flee from things we fear. Whether we realize it or not. And it makes us human. For as Heraclitus said, "No person steps into the same river twice, for it's neither the same person nor the same river."

The comedians will make🎭 you laugh, poets will make you cry. Let's step together into the river this night.

This show is presented by Berlin Mental Health Festival.

What is Berlin Mental Health Festival?

BMHF is an art festival aiming to promote awareness of mental health and break the stigma. On top of a annual festival, now we also have monthly editions to address different aspects of mental health. To get more information, please check www.berlin-mental-health-festival.com

🎤 Host by Moni Zhang 🇨🇳

Winner of Berlin New Standup Award 2019 & Founder of Berlin Mental Health Festival. Moni is featured by BBC, Euronews, Scottish Field, and The Scotsman. Now touring with her solo show "Child from Wuhan".


🎤 Craig Teatime (poetry / 🇮🇪 / IG: @craigteatime)

🎤 Cedric Till (poetry / 🇩🇪 / IG: @cedrictill)

🎤 Bruno Mazzini (comedy / 🇵🇪 / IG: @brunochillplease)

🎤 Mihai Tartara (comedy / 🇷🇴 / @ IG: @mihaithewerewolf)

🎤 Nir Gottleid (comedy / 🇮🇱 / @ IG: @thenireast)

🎤 Rob Moriarty (comedy / 🇮🇪 / @ IG: @robdoescomedy)

🎤 Tera Kilbride (comedy / 🇺🇸 / @ IG: @teracomedy_)


Free Entry + Donation based. We suggest a donation of 10€ - 15€. Students & unemployed 5€ - 7€.

Refugees welcome as guests.

We accept cards & cash.

When & where:

Doors open: 7.30pm

Show starts: 8:00pm

📍Z-bar: Bergstraße 2, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Corona rules:

Currently, all Covid restrictions have been lifted in Berlin, masks are optional, please wear them if you wish, that is your business.

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🎤 Cedric Till (poetry / 🇩🇪 / IG: @cedrictill)

Berlin-born Cedric Till has become an instantly recognizable and memorable presence in the spoken word scene due to his raw emotionality, wry humor as well as his complex and densely layered wordplay.

Originally and primarily a HipHop artist, Cedric's pride in his craft drives him to keep adding more skills to his portfolio, be it storytelling, creative writing or more recently singing. He is currently working on a poetry collection as well as his next HipHop EP, both to be published this year.

You can get to know Cedric mental health journey from "It's Mental! Podcast":

Group Home, ADHD, and Racial Identity - Cedric Till

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🎤 Craig Teatime (poetry / 🇮🇪 / IG: @craigteatime)

Craig Teatime is an local poet that has been living in berlin for 12 years. They have read at various locations through the city including the Hamburger Bahnhof, Irish embassy, Curious fox English book shop, Berlin Spoken word and at Domicilium. Their work is long format narrative poems. They are curently working as a tattoer and on a long journey to collect their poems in a publication.

You can get to know Craig's mental health journey from "It's Mental! Podcast":

Love and Sex Addiction & 12 Steps Programs - Craig Teatime

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🎤 Bruno Mazzini (comedy / 🇵🇪 / IG: @brunochillplease)

Bruno Mazzini is a Berlin-based Peruvian comedian. Is that it? Basically. With no unique features that define him, Bruno is desperately looking for some characteristics that he can use to describe himself. Maybe the fact that he's anxious all the time counts? Not really, most people are anxious all the time.

Anyway, Bruno hosts Sorry Not Sorry Comedy and Inside Jokes, two of the dopest mics in town according to him. His comedy is silly, dark-ish and questionably insightful.

You can get to know Bruno's mental health journey from "It's Mental! Podcast":

The Lonely Kid & Chasing Normality with Bruno Mazzini

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🎤 Mihai Tartara (comedy / 🇷🇴 / @ IG: @mihaithewerewolf)

Mihai Tartara is a stand-up comedian & software developer originally from Romania. He has started stand-up in the dark side of Europe (Denmark ) but he has recently moved to Berlin where he performs almost every night, as well as running his own shows.

His topics mostly include borderline incomprehensible abstract concepts or deeply explicit sexual material.

His anxiety stems exclusively from irrational thoughts with the fear of death being a constant thread in his everyday life.

You can get to know Mihai's mental health journey from "It's Mental! Podcast":

Imaginary World, Romania, and Anxiety - Mihai Tartara

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🎤 Nir Gottleid (comedy / 🇮🇱 / @ IG: @thenireast)

Nir Gottleid is an Israeli comic based in Berlin, Germany, because he heard "for some reasons, there's a shortage of Jews in Germany".

Nir is probably severely depressed, owing to the many years of suicidal ideation, but he never had the balls to go to a therapist. He was a research subject of a study on comedians and mental illness and trauma.

Listen to Nir's "It's Mental! Podcast" episode:

Staying Alive with Depression & Anxiety - Nir Gottleid

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🎤 Rob Moriarty (comedy / 🇮🇪 / @ IG: @robdoescomedy)

Rob Moriarty is an Irish comedian who has also performed in Germany and the UK. He has performed all around Ireland including some of the best clubs in Dublin, such as Comedy at The International and The Comedy Crunch. In Germany he has performed at the Hamburg International Comedy Festival and in Berlin he won the Berlin New Stand Up Award in March 2022. In London he won the Backyard Comedy Knockout competition and also reached the semi finals of The Leicester Square New Comedian of the Year ‘22. He has opened for comedians such as Mike Rice and Reginald D Hunter.

“The future of comedy. God help us” - David Mc Savage.

Listen to Rob's "It's Mental! Podcast" episode:

OCD, anxiety, depression, germophobia, and eating ass - Rob Moriarty

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🎤 Tera Kilbride (comedy / 🇺🇸 / @ IG: @teracomedy_)

Tera Kilbride (USA) has been dealing with anxiety in creative ways since she was 9 years old. She's achieved the anxiety hattrick: OCD, anxiety, cPTSD - which is just a way of attempting to control the inevitable. Good thing for 2020...it´s all a crapshoot, now! She strangely feels calm in the midst of chaos.

Her pursuits took her through a lifetime of performance making, improvisation, theater, and stand up comedy, and a masters degree in psychology. After moving to Berlin she moved her focus towards being a comedian, host and producer -- because frankly, you can get way, way weirder.

She runs three shows: This Could Get Awkward mic, GLOW, and Hot and Bothered: Comedy and Burlesque.

Get to know Tera's Mental Health journey from "It's Mental! Podcast":

Inner Voices vs. the Artistic Process - Tera Kilbride