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GrinGo Standup Comedy in English at Cafe Rivas
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Owner description: GrinGo Standup is the only English language comedy show in Buenos Aires or in Argentina. Every week, on Tuesday night at 9PM at Café Rivas, the upstairs theater is packed with expats and travelers, as well as some English speaking Argentines to check out a rotating crew of comics with acts designed to appeal to international crowds.Café Rivas is located at 302 Estados Unidos (at Balcarce) in San Telmo.
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Only for english speaking tourist, this Standup Comedy is something if you are seeking some place to have a good laugh during your stay in buenos aires.
we had a fantastic time, the various artist were different but all very funny - a very good time out. Especially the jokes about argentina and its people - very funny, very true..
Try the wine "Piedra Negra" from the bar downstairs - as drinks upstairs for the comedy are limited in variety. Afterwards, you have nice parrillas in the area, like the La Brigada (try the special cut :-))

Thank Fabian K
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

I loved the variety of the comedians and the cosy venue - I had a good laugh and it was fun. There is always a change in comedians every week apparently.

Thank Muriel-Joburg
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

Overall I would say the experience at GrinGo Comedy is a must for anyone looking to have some fun on a tuesday night. The restaurant downstairs is very cozy and has a great ambiance, and although we didnt eat there the food looked great. As you walk up the stairs of the restaurant you enter another cool venue with 6-8 tables scattered in front of a small stage, a couple of benches in the back and even a little 'stage box' above the bar. The place has a very intimiate feel, seating at most 40 people at once so everyone is very friendly and outgoing. The actual show wont be the funniest thing you've ever seen but definitely will have you laughing out loud or at least chuckling along. Also its a real melting pot of comedians, our night ranged from a couple argentines, an american(women who was by far the least funny and also unfortunately the host...show would be much stronger without her), a brit, and a dane so certain people will like certain comedians more. Definitely worth checking out if your in the mood for a glass of beer/wine and some cheap laughs.

Thank jamie p
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Like any comedy show, the degree to which any specific GrinGO show appeals to you will depend on where you're from and what you find funny (and the quality of the comedians, of course). Having been twice - once at their old location in Congresso and last week at the new one in San Telmo - I can say that most will find at least some of the comedians to their taste. The new location, at the Rivas restaurant/bar is much nicer then before, although a bit difficult to find (since it's upstairs - ask when you enter the restaurant).

It's always interesting (to me at least) to see what people from different cultures find funny. Typically, there are a couple of expats as well as some Argentinos on the bill. And the audience is usually diverse - with a mix of foreigners (not all native English-speakers) and Argentinos. So, what some laugh at, others don't - but that's arguably half the fun (e.g., trying to explain why you were laughing)... A good time on a Tuesday night.

Thank KeriBuenosAires
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Reviewed February 28, 2013

I went to GrinGo with friends in February 2013. I love stand-up comedy, but the jokes on offer at GrinGo were pretty weak. I know that the comedians are performing in a second language, but even allowing for this, it was a poor show. If you love jokes about how hungry you get after smoking weed, or how your girlfriend can sometimes be a nag, you'll like this. British stand-up is a little more sophisticated these days, so GrinGo was a bit of a miss for us.

Spend the money on a bottle of wine in a bar with your mates and you'll have a better laugh than you will at GrinGo.

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