Clara Bijl: Internationally Unknown

Just the Tonic at The Mash House, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 14:00 to Sunday, August 25, 2019 - 15:00

Critically unacclaimed across the whole wide world, Internationally Unknown French American stand-up comedian Clara Bijl brings her 2nd hour of brand new stand-up comedy back to Edinburgh, talking about life in America, about being a somewhat decent example to others, cats, children, refugees, dating and cursing. She may even talk about ketchup. Clara’s comedy is clever, hilarious and always original.

Clara Bijl: Internationally Unknown runs from Thu 1 to Sun 25 August at Just the Tonic at the Mash House.


Clara was raised in the French Alps, she spent some time in Germany before she attended college in South Carolina; as you do when you come from France. Clara performs regularly in French and in English, her humor is witty and observational and comes with a European twang. In March 2019, Clara released her first comedy album, Internationally Unknown. She hosts a weekly podcast, Exceptionally Regular People, and is a contributing writer to several humorous websites like her Twitter account, her Instagram account or her Medium account. She wrote for Le Petit Silvant Illustré, a successful French/Swiss TV comedy for several years. She wrote and directed a mockumentary reality TV comedy show about two refugees The Refugees; a sitcom, she’s created a French comedy series, Le Shrink, and even more recently she’s produced My Review of Your Yelp Review. She lives with people in the Bay Area.


Despite her huge non-reputation worldwide, Clara has performed in several festivals across the world such as Laugh Fest 2019, SF Sketchfest 2018, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018, Avignon Off Festival, San Francisco International Comedy Competition, Charleston Comedy Festival, Montreux Comedy Festival, San Diego Comedy Festival. She’s opened for Norah Jones, performed with Richard Lewis, Dana Gould, Jake Johannsen, Patrick Timsit, Gad Elmaleh, Anne Roumanoff, Robin Williams, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Laurie Kilmartin, Scott Capurro & many more.


‘An engaging and confident presence’ FringeReview



Clara Bijl (United States of America)
United Kingdom
Just the Tonic at The Mash House, 37 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
Part of: 
02 August 2019 to 26 August 2019

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019