To get a delicious taster of Altitude Comedy Festival, check out the video below! This Vodcast is the first in a series from our friends over at Chortle and it features Altitude curator Andrew Maxwell along with Milton Jones, Terry Alderton and Jason-John Whitehead!
JIMMY CARR, FRANKIE BOYLE, AL MURRAY, ED BYRNE, KEVIN BRIDGES, TIM MINCHIN, MILTON JONES, CRAIG CAMPBELL, RUFUS HOUND, MARCUS BRIGSTOCKE, ANDREW MAXWELL, TERRY ALDERTON, CARL DONNELLY, ABANDOMAN & THE CUBAN BROTHERS…
We are very excited to be bringing you the world’s biggest names in comedy performing over 6 nights at one of the best ski resorts in Europe. Along with venues designed for comedy and cabaret, excellent restaurants, luxurious hotels and enticing spas, Mayrhofen, Austria also offers access to the entire Zillertal super ski area with 639km of piste and 167 lifts and gondolas.
Comedian Andrew Maxwell curates the festival, opening up his little black book and inviting all his comedy friends to join him for days whizzing around the slopes and providing hours of laughter for the evening entertainment. This year the amazing line up of comedians includes: TV heavyweight Jimmy Carr, the return of the almighty Frankie Boyle, everyone’s favourite pub landlord Al Murray, veteran observational stand-up Ed Byrne, Scottish ‘man-of-the-people’ Kevin Bridges, Aussie musical minstrel Tim Minchin, king of the one-liner Milton Jones, Canadian charmer Craig Campbell, moustachioed storyteller Rufus Hound, Radio 4 satirist Marcus Brigstocke, impressionist & occasional beatboxer Terry Alderton, 21st century slacker Carl Donnelly, ‘Ireland’s 7th biggest hip hop crew’ Abandoman, irrepressible showmen The Cuban Brothers, and many more of the finest comedians from the UK and International circuit to be announced.
The all-round variety of entertainment is second to none. Whether you’re in a group of friends on a wild white holiday, a relaxing romantic break or a fun family occasion, the festival caters for everyone’s tastes. There are kids shows and crèche facilities during the day and evening (including the popular Comedy Club 4 Kids), bars and restaurants high above the clouds, an empty 15th century spa, secret backcountry bashes and an igloo party. A great piste for Fantastic skiing or boarding and plenty of piste taking at night with some of the very best and varied entertainment! What’s more Mayrhofen is not an expensive resort, it’s the perfect location to enjoy a holiday during the recession. There’s no compromise on the skiing, entertainment or facilities, but the price for such a quality holiday is extremely affordable!
Every holiday package includes accommodation and wristbands that give access to all of the comedy shows, with the opportunity to see some of the biggest names in comedy in really intimate surroundings.
We really are a unique festival, in breathtaking surroundings guests enjoy a holiday where they’re surrounded by new friends, out together on the slopes all day and enjoying easy banter and laughter every night… Altitude is blessed with stunning alpine peaks, panoramic snow covered plateaus, fragrant pine forests, 200 year-old traditionally-built wooden barns and a nightclub made entirely from snow! With 625 KM’s of pistes a 3286m glacier AND an award-winning terrain park, we offer you pure powdery perfection.
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Following his sell out Edinburgh run Andrew Maxwell, curator of Altitude Festival 2012 (the most fun you can have on the slopes!) has been nominated for this years Edinburgh Fringe Comedy award. What a little Irish snowboarding comedy genius he is!
If you didn’t get to see his hilarious Edinburgh fringe show, book your early bird discount tickets now for Altitude at only £289 for travel from UK, accommodation and comedy wristband that covers all shows over the 5 day festival in Mayrhofen, Austria including stand up from; Maxwell, Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges, Al Murray, Jimmy Carr, Ed Byrne, Tim Minchin, Craig Campbell and so many more comedy greats. The line up is amazing, the price is shockingly affordable, the ski-ing is great and the fun is unending!
Check out the full list of nominees here!