KIERKEGAARD COMEDY SHOW
A deadly serious comedy show – about love, sex and romantic relationships.
“With woman, fun came into the world” Kierkegaard said, and now Claus Damgaard gives us his very own experience of what exactly is so extremely funny. Both comedy, lecture and theatre in one.
"Kierkegaard taught us that humor is no joke and Claus Damgaard’s “Kierkegaard Comedy Show” proves the master’s point. It is supremely entertaining and, at the same time, one of the most profound interpretations of Kierkegaard’s thought that I have ever encountered."
Professor Gordon Marino, St. Olaf College,
Director of the Hong Kierkegaard Library
(after experiencing the show at the 7th. International Kierkegaard Conference)
KIERKEGAARD COMEDY SHOW gives an extremely subjective – and absolutely unscientific – experience of how the timeless ideas of Kierkegaard can be deeply enriching in concrete everyday living in 2013.
Both for the learned Kierkegaard-scolar and the absolute beginner.
Danish press wrote:
“Kierkegaard with no beating around the bush” ... “one might even see the light or a glimpse of it” ... “no small achievement for a dead philosopher and an exceptionally vivacious actor”
“A welcomed variation of contemporary stand-up comedians, because he talks about more than just himself” ... “It requires perspective and insight, and the actor has this” ... “He is quickly perceived as a good friend who is fun to listen to – and competent”
"Entertaining Kierkegaard Show" ..."Intelligent, philosophical play with cheerful extravaganza"... "Gifted and thought-provoking"... “The parody is spot on”#
Duration: 1 hour
The show can be accompanied by a post-show-discussion and/or a playful and thought-provoking workshop (max 60 participants)
Contact: booking@ENTEN-ELLER.dk / +45 33 22 04 32
Reactions from Kierkegaard-scholars:
I really enjoyed the show.
Professor George Pattison, University of Oxford
(on BBC radio)
"The show provides an entertaining, dramatic and sensory experience which is very effective in conveying how enriching - yet challenging - the ideas of Kierkegaard can be for an individual in today’s complex world. I found the performance to be enjoyable and provocative, and hope more people will have the opportunity to experience it." #
Professor M. Jamie Ferreira, University of Virginia,
Author of “Kierkegaard” (Blackwell Great Minds)
#: about a forerunner to this show: “Every Space is a Dance Space”
IN JANUARY 2014 THE WEB-CHANNEL KIERKEGAARD.TV WILL START TRANSMITTING IN ENGLISH
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For more than a decade Danish Damgaard has been experimenting on how to make the timeless ideas of Kierkegaard more vividly accessible for a present-day audience.
”WHEREVER THERE IS LIFE THERE IS CONTRADICTION,
AND WHERE THERE IS CONTRADICTION THE COMIC IS PRESENT”
(Soren Kierkegaard, Concluding Unscientific Postscript)