This summer, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) is all about comedy! On three consecutive Sundays 18/07, 25/07 and 01/08 at 21:00, the popular stand-up comedian Giorgos Xatzipavlou takes over the SNFCC’s Panoramic Steps to present a comedy show for children aged 6-12 years old and their parents.
Giorgos Xatzipavlou uses the favorite language of children and grown-ups alike – comedy – to deliver a show that includes funny stories from his childhood, as well as answers to several questions that children ask themselves these days, such as:
What does it mean to be a kid in this day and age?
What do children think their parents were like when they were young – and what were they like in reality?
Why do grown-ups give strange advice?
What is the funniest thing in the world?
Who is the greatest superhero?
What will we be when we grow up?
Which is the best fairy tale?
What is the coolest job you can have?
An interactive hybrid of stand-up comedy and talk show, which will show children that their parents still like to play!
Giorgos Xatzipavlou has been a professional stand-up comedian since 2007, but he first ventured onto the stage in 2001, in Comedy Nights. He was the first to host regular stand-up comedy shows in a theater in Greece, and went on to found Stand-Up for U in 2014, a comedy institution in support of charitable causes. In addition to his solo appearances, he has collaborated on shows and tours in Greece with British comedians, as well as with members of the Comedy Store; in 2016, he created the Comedy Club for kids, the only stand-up comedy show for children in Greece. In 2015, he became the first Greek stand-up comedian to have a solo show aired on a Greek TV channel (“Things are hard” – Alpha TV), and in November 2017 and October 2019 he made the most extensive tours of Greek stand-up comedy outside of Greece, with sold-out shows in several cities, such as London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Luxemburg, Berlin, Brussels, Oslo, Vienna, Zurich, Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, etc. He has written and presented satirical shows for television, radio and the internet, he is a member of the group that created comedylab.gr, and he wrote the theatrical comedy “72 hours”, which ran for two seasons in Athens and Thessaloniki.
The opportunity to attend the show, in compliance with all necessary measures of safety in accordance with the Hellenic National Public Health Organization, will be given to a limited number of viewers, through advance booking online.
Maximum audience capacity: 375
18/07, 25/07 & 01/08 | 21:00
* Pre-registration starts on Wednesday 07/07 at 10.00 for SNFCC Members.
* Pre-registration starts on Thursday 08/07 at 10.00 for the public
* For their comfort, audience members are advised to bring along a beach mat or throw to sit on.
• online from the Ticket Services website here
• by telephone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
Zone A: €10, Concessions €5
Zone B: €5 (limited visibility)
Concessions tickets of 5€ are available to students, peopled aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, Persons with Disabilities along with their companion, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea. On the day of the concert, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, certification of disability, utility bill for residents of Kallithea).
- There is a purchase limit of up to four tickets per person.
- Doors open at 20.00.
- Visitors are advised to be at the location 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the event.
- Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
- Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 07/07 at 10.00 for SNFCC Members and on Thursday 08/07 at 10.00 for the public.
- Pre-registration is required for both adults and children. No order of priority will be available on-site.
- All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
- For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.
The use of face mask and social distancing measures are suggested in indoor and outdoor areas of the SNFCC, in accordance with Hellenic National Public Health Organization regulations.
Due to public health measures, there may be changes regarding either the staging of the event, or the maximum number of participants.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.