The Trouble with Being Born Romanian • Stand up Co

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Café Teatru Play

139D Calea București

207450 Craiova


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London-based Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan is coming back to Craiova with his irreverent and outrageous stand up comedy show.

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Wanna see a dirty immigrant tell dirty jokes?

If you’re someone who thinks we should question everything about life, love, religion and politics then you’re going to love Victor Patrascan.

featuring special guest Fedor Ikelaar

Victor's curiosity surpasses his fear. He likes to poke the truth with a stick and see if there's any life left in it. He’s bringing his honest, thought provoking and unapologetic stand up comedy show to Craiova.

We’re supposed to be different but we’re all the same. It’s weird, right?

We’re all just like Victor and he’s just like us and we’re all frustratingly just like each other. Victor began writing jokes about this phenomenon when he moved to London 9 years ago and discovered that people there were just like the people he left back in Romania. Since then, he steadily grew more and more disappointed by how similar we all are.

We guarantee multiple moments of “Hey, that’s so true!” popping into your head as you watch a subversive, heartfelt and dirty stand up comedy show from traveling Romanian comedian Victor Patrascan.


Wednesday, 18 August 2021 • doors 7:00 PM • show 8:00 PM

at Café Teatru Play, Calea București 139D, Craiova 207450, Romania

🎟️ Tickets • online payment can be done by using your card WITHOUT an account, by using PayPal as a guest, or with your normal PayPal account. No need for an account if you're paying by card on PayPal as a guest. We use PayPal as a secure paying platform.

30 RON • Normal ticket • available online or at Café Teatru Play

22.5 RON • Early bird ticket • available exclusively online till 14th of August

⛔️ The show will be held entirely in English and will be held indoors and follow current social distancing guidelines. Therefore, we are only able to have a limited number of tickets. Please reserve a seat in advance.

Victor Pãtrãşcan is a pretentious stand up comedian and outrageous social commentator •

Victor is the first Romanian to perform stand-up comedy in broken English. Since 2012, he has told his jokes in front of a crowd of people in the UK, Germany, Holland, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, United Arab Emirates and Romania.

In 2019 and 2020, he toured Europe with his solo stand-up comedy show called The Trouble with Being Born Romanian in over 30 cities. During the same years, he was at no. 1 in the rankings of ''Roast Battle London''. Earlier this year, Victor was a special guest on the Romanian TV show iUmor where he provoked and scared religious people throughout the country.

What’s the talk of the town regarding Victor’s comedic prowess? The following statements were said by other comedians:

“hilarious questions, confusing jokes” Tom Ward

“in my top 2 favourite Romanian comics” Ric Wharton

“a delightful burp of art” Jack Brooks

“refreshing look at the world” Avril Poole

“one of the most original” LJ Da Funk

“shocking, surprising and sexy” Siân Doughty

“genuine and warm storyteller” Les Connely

“he’ll quit comedy next year, you should see him now” Radu Isac

“intelligently stupid stand up” Susie Steed

“often hilarious and always fearless” Matt Hutchinson

“I like his jokes most of the time” Luke Capaso

“charming and inventive” Michael Hill

“bizarrely fantastical ” Jake Pickford

“comedy that could get him an award, but not a shag” Natalie Allison

“honest and unique” Tommy Ettling

“sharp, clever and hugely talented” Pol Penter

“terrible person, funny comedian” Loose Brie

“the best kind of slightly uncomfortable” Angus Dunican

“witty dark perceptive brilliant” Ali Woods

“glides effortlessly from the surreal to the sublime” Mo Saffaf

“his photos are good” Huge Davies

“funny and unique observational comedian” Jim Grant

“hilarious Romanian comedian” Luke Poulton

“funny like a masculine flower opening up its world to us!” Aideen Mcqueen

“some of the best immigration material I’ve heard” Rebecca Shortall

“joyous to watch” Leslie Ewing-Burgesse

“very smart and funny jokes” Gatis Kandis

“brilliantly absurd foolishness” Daniel Baker

“bloody Romanians, coming over here” Konstantin Kisin

“Andy Kaufman-like obscurity” Sezar Alkassab

“best dick/ceiling jokes around” Saskia Preston

“you won’t be bored” John Meagher

“childlike grasp of the English accent” Patrick Mccabe

“deserves a quote from a comedian much better than me” Jack Barry

“induces unabashed belly laughter” Robbie Fox

“magnificent jokes, seamless trousers” Brandon Craig

“strange, but funny?” Pauline Eyre

“some would say twisted” Dave Black

“a very strange man” Andy Storey

“would trust him with kids” Faye Treacy

“’Bill Hicks meets Borat’ might be a bit presumptuous” Joe Grant

“super-unpredictable and very funny” David Lewis

“hilarious, inquisitive and intriguing comic brain” Joe Jacobs

“enjoyable acerbic outsider” Rick Kiesewetter

“one of the nice guys” Oh! Standfast

“the reason I voted leave” Calum Ross

“unique comic mind” Jake Baker

“like getting high with your best mate” David Mills

“great eye for comedy” James Loveridge

“probably funnier than that other Romanian comedian” Pete Bazely

“Not wiser than you think” David Gersch

“Has never offended me with his comedy! So I like him” Athena Kugblenu

“certainly some good bits” Ashley Haden

“is he still peculiar?” Steve McLean

“head scratching, nail biting, comedy chaos” Chris Timoney

“encapsulating inquisitive nature” Rob Copland

“thought-provoking rambling” Patrick Brusnahan

“like a philosopher with jokes” Kavi Appadoo

“haven’t the foggiest” Ian Lane

“pretty ‘woke’ and very dry” Harriet Braine

“like a log flume in a theatre” Declan Kennedy

“mind bending whimsy” Geoff Steel

“investigative, honest and very funny” Simon Stanley

“would pay to see him” Greg Simpson

“controversial sharp ruthless sweetheart” Chester Constable

“still a boy not yet a man” Lubo

“singular comedic voice” Chris Betts

“Unbelievable” Dangerous T

“surprising, utterly huggable” Sasha Ellen

“savvy” Mel Knight

“champion of the silly musing” Joseph Murphy

“puts the ‘king’ in ‘free thinking’” Jonathan Hearn

“very clever, likable and hilarious” Heidi Regan

“dark and funny” Matthew Winning

“was actually funny that one time” Matt Smith

“comedy’s Henri Leconte” Nathan Cassidy

“astute with such misleading charm” Rosie Holt

“unique voice” Don Biswas

“Victor’s got game” Jonny Gillam

“exciting and horrifying” Matt Duwell

“quite big balls” Dave Green

“insightful, deadpan and utterly charming” Sindhu Vee

“a hilarious staple of the London scene” Helen Bauer

Fedor Ikelaar is a stand up comedian from Holland. This born and raised Dutchie always felt a bit out of place in the Netherlands. So, a few years ago he left home to live in Nepal, where he feels even more out of place. Surrounded by spiritual Nepalese, occasional opium dealers, forgotten hippies and millennials trying to find themselves he lost himself more and more but remained captivated by the madness of it all.

Stand-up comedy turned out to be the best outlet for this constant cultural amazement. His way of blowing off steam is quite successful, and he is now one of the biggest comedians in Nepal. Not that being BIG in Nepal is much of an achievement for a tall Dutch guy. Now he is also bringing his stories of Nepal across the globe as a full-time touring comedian

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Café Teatru Play

139D Calea București

207450 Craiova


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Organizer Victor Patrascan

Organizer of The Trouble with Being Born Romanian • Stand up Co

Victor Pãtrãşcan is a pretentious stand up comedian and otrageous social comentator who travels through Europe telling jokes in broken English, but who was made in Romania.

Victor has told his silly jokes in English in front of a crowd of people in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Finland, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, UAE and Romania.

Since 2019, he's been touring his stand up comedy show in English The Trouble with being Born Romanian throughout Europe with shows in over 30 cities. Also, in 2020 I topped the rankings of Roast Battle London Premier League , for a second year in a row.

Now he's on tour again throughout the world with his new show called The Dirty Immmigrant. You can find out more about the countries Victor is horrifying with his jokes at

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