Standup in Rwanda: It's Not So Different Live Event

TUE // NOV 09 // 09:30PM

Join Giulio, Babu and friends for the screening + discussion of this light hearted short about an unlikely meeting across the world + a live standup comedy performance.

After stumbling upon an article about the standup comedy scene in Rwanda, Giulio messaged the comedians on Facebook to see if they'd put him on their shows if he visited. They invited him to perform at the first annual Kigali International Comedy Festival where he would be the first American to perform standup in Rwanda. He had no idea what to expect, but it ended up being a familiar experience. Within hours of arriving, they were all hanging out, ordering burritos on Seamless to the AirBnb, swiping on Tinder, and playing FIFA on Playstation4. They even created and filmed a sketch together. Giulio brought his friends James Manzello and Zak Ray to help him film and document the trip.

The Show:

A live standup show + screening of the short, followed by a discussion and q + a with the comedians from the film: Giulio Gallarotti, Babu Joe and Mikael Senmicka along with special guests. (Babu and Mikael are currently in Rwanda and will join on zoom).

Performer Bios:

Giulio Gallarotti is a New York City based standup comedian, actor, host and podcaster. His podcast, “Oops”, is regularly in the top 100 on iTunes. He has appeared on TV shows such as Hulu’s Ramy, AXS Gotham Comedy Live and MTV’s Totally Clueless/Girl Code. He has also appeared on Comedy Central, Sirius XM radio and Tidal. In 2019 he spent much of the year on tour with Pete Davidson. Giulio is an avid traveler which he has documented in several projects like the podcast “Pack Light” and several videos including “Standup in Rwanda: It’s Not So Different”  He performs regularly at comedy clubs in NYC. @notjulio.


Doors 9:00 PM, show 9:30 PM.
Tickets $18 in advance, $22 at the door, $7 livestream.


No outside food or drink is allowed.

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