Altitude, a truly unique event that fuses the adrenalin rush of a ski holiday with the madcap thrills of a top notch comedy festival, is delighted to announce its return to Mayrhofen, Austria from March 18-22. Curated by Andrew Maxwell, the Irish comedy powerhouse has once again gathered a second-to-none line-up of top comic draws from his fabled little black book, who will be hitting the slopes all day and providing the laughs all night.
Commenting on this year's Altitude Comedy Festival, Maxwell said: "Ladies and Gentleman / Damen und Herren. We are back and looking forward to bringing you our sixth Altitude Festival. Get your laughing gear on and your lederhosen and strudel at the ready for a week of snow AND sunshine in Mayrhofen!"
Joining Maxwell for this year's hugely anticipated Altitude will be the number one comedy DVD seller of 2012 and a massive face on your TV, John Bishop, and BBC Radio 4 favourite and Maxwell's old partner in crime Marcus Brigstocke who commented "I'm so excited about Altitude this year, I was blown away when I found out the full line-up. This is truly growing into one of the best festivals in the world. I seriously cannot wait! Bring it on!"
Spreading their comedy net across Europe, Altitude can also reveal a very special appearance from Germany's top comedian Michael Mittermeier. Speaking about his debut appearance at Altitude, Michael Mittermeier said: "I'm really looking forward to performing at the Altitude Festival - I have heard it is one of the best Alpine Festivals in the World!"
There will also be comic turns from Daniel Sloss, who has been seen on every stand-up show on TV in the past couple of years, the world's best Improv from Phill Jupitus, Andy Smart and Steve Frost and a host of last year's favourites including Craig Campbell, Benny Boot, Brendon Burns, Phil Nichol, Howard Marks, who will reminiscing about the good ol' times and reading from a plethora of his books and Rob Beckett, who, following his stint hosting ITVs I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Now! returns from the Jungle and heads to the slopes. Plus we'll have Ireland's newest comedy starlet Keith Farnan, Altitude veteran Mark Walker and virgin Kai Humphries. And if that's not enough for you we are very excited to announce Paul Provenza (The Aristocrats, Northern Exposure & The West Wing) & Troy Conrad's hit LA show SETLIST, the worlds first ever improv stand-up show will be at Altitude!
We still have lots more names to announce including our glorious headliner, one of the world's biggest comedians who has been selling out arena tours across the globe since his meteoric rise to fame in the 90s. Keep your eyes peeled and join Altitude's new facebook page for more information and look out for the announcement on March 4th .
One of Europe's most beautiful ski resorts, Mayrhofen boasts excellent restaurants, luxurious hotels enticing spas and offers access to the entire Zillertal super ski area with 639km of piste and 167 lifts and gondolas, making it the perfect location for one of the world's top five international comedy festivals. Catering for all tastes, whether you're a group of friends hitting the black runs by day and looking for fun all night or a heading to the slopes for a relaxing romantic break, Altitude has got all the entertainment you need at the ultimate ski holiday/comedy festival fusion.
Full Week Festival Wristband - £177.50 (inc. Booking Fee)
The International Impro Allstars
With Steve Frost
Andy Smart & Special Guests
Setlist (With Paul Provenza & Troy Conrad)
ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP COMEDIANS TO BE ANNOUNCED MARCH 4th
& MANY MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED...
Discount Tickets for groups of 10 or more! - Call 0844 888 9991 if buying 10 tickets or more and get them for o150 each (plus booking fee)
Accommodation packages are also available:
Hotels, Bed & Breakfast 5 nights (based on 2 sharing) INC. week wristband
2* From £349pp extra nights o40
3* From £449pp extra nights o55
4* from £459pp extra nights o65
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