Stand up comedy developed in Bulgaria in the recent years. The main company that does the major stand up comedy events is called comedy.bg. The owner- Ivan Kirkov is the producer that is behind events such as The First Comedy Festival Sofia and Comedy Fest 2.0. Comedy.bg developed an international network with it’s neighbour and surrounding countries from these festivals. Ivan Kirkov has also worked with Jimmy Carr, Danny Grozdich, Daliso Chaponda, Katerina Vrana, Marina Orsag and many other stand up comedians in the recent years. He will also promote the stand up show of Jimmy Carr, one of the best stand up comedians in the world. It is said to be the biggest comedy event in Bulgaria of all time.
The comedy.bg main comedians are Ivan Kirkov himself and his good friends and colleagues Vasil, Nikola and Niki. There are also some open mic comedians who are aspiring to become professionals as well, so you could say that stand up comedy in Bulgaria has a bright future. Comedy.bg produces over 50 shows a year, currently in two cities, and with a mind to expand.