Victor Patrascan is a pretentious stand up comedian and outrageous social commentator who is currently traveling through Europe telling jokes.

Hello. My name is Pãtrãşcan and I’m a stand up comedian. 

I was born in Romania and grew up in a small village in Galati county in a house my grandfather and grandmother built with their own hands. It was one of those houses with the toilet in the back yard. When I got older, I moved to the city where I earned a BA in Philosophy from the worst university in Romania.

I’m the first Romanian to perform stand up comedy in broken English, with my first performance in London at the UCL Print Room Cafe in 2012. That was also when I got my first official complaint for telling innapropriate jokes. We had a meeting about it and I was almost expelled from the UCL Comedy Club.

Since then, I’ve told my jokes in front of a crowd of people throughout the United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Turkey, Sweden, Denmark, France, Serbia, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Iceland, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Gibraltar, Norway, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hungary, Ukraine and Romania.

all photos by Georges Degoumois

In 2022, I performed in front of over 16.000 people, in 70 cities from 27 countires on 2 continents in venues ranging from 28 people in Neskaupstaður, Iceland to 430 in Warsaw, Poland. I produced all of these shows by myself, so I’m extra excited about this.

In 2021 I started self producing and touring the ‘the Dirty Immigrant’ show in 17 countries and 45 cities in Europe. In 2019 and 2020, I toured my first solo show called The Trouble with being Born Romanian throughout Europe with shows in 30 different cities. Also, in 2019 and 2020 I was first in the rankings of Roast Battle London. Oh, and my claim to fame came in 2021 when I was a special guest on the Romanian TV show iUmor where I scared a few people with my jokes.

Right now, I’m on tour in Europe. Get tickets and watch the some live comedy live.

I’m planning to venture out where no Romanian has gone before. Let me know where you live and I’ll come and do a show there! Fill in this form, please, and tell me where you live. Seriously, I’ll come to your town and your part of the world. 

This is a little documentary I made about performing stand up comedy in English throughout Europe. It was filmed in Poland in early 2022 during my first tour there and it features Maya Upchurch and my, since then, tour manager Holly Blay. The whole thing was shot by Jordan Gray and edited by me. 


What’s the talk of the town regarding Victor’s comedic prowess? The following statements were said by other comedians:

a delightful burp of art” Jack Brooks
hilarious questions, confusing jokes” Tom Ward
in my top 2 favourite Romanian comics” Ric Wharton
refreshing look at the world” Avril Poole
one of the most original” LJ Da Funk
shocking, surprising and sexy” Siân Doughty
genuine and warm storyteller” Les Connely
he’ll quit comedy next year, you should see him now” Radu Isac
intelligently stupid stand up” Susie Steed
often hilarious and always fearless” Matt Hutchinson
I like his jokes most of the time” Luke Capaso
charming and inventive” Michael Hill
bizarrely fantastical ” Jake Pickford
comedy that could get him an award, but not a shag” Natalie Allison
honest and unique” Tommy Ettling
sharp, clever and hugely talented” Pol Penter
terrible person, funny comedian” Loose Brie
the best kind of slightly uncomfortable” Angus Dunican
witty dark perceptive brilliant” Ali Woods
glides effortlessly from the surreal to the sublime” Mo Saffaf
his photos are good” Huge Davies

funny and unique observational comedian” Jim Grant
hilarious Romanian comedian” Luke Poulton
funny like a masculine flower opening up its world to us!” Aideen Mcqueen
some of the best immigration material I’ve heard” Rebecca Shortall
joyous to watch” Leslie Ewing-Burgesse
very smart and funny jokes” Gatis Kandis
brilliantly absurd foolishness” Daniel Baker
bloody Romanians, coming over here” Konstantin Kisin
Andy Kaufman-like obscurity” Sezar Alkassab
best dick/ceiling jokes around” Saskia Preston
you won’t be bored” John Meagher
childlike grasp of the English accent” Patrick Mccabe
deserves a quote from a comedian much better than me” Jack Barry
induces unabashed belly laughter” Robbie Fox
magnificent jokes, seamless trousers” Brandon Craig
strange, but funny?” Pauline Eyre
some would say twisted” Dave Black
a very strange man” Andy Storey
would trust him with kids” Faye Treacy
’Bill Hicks meets Borat’ might be a bit presumptuous” Joe Grant
super-unpredictable and very funny” David Lewis
hilarious, inquisitive and intriguing comic brain” Joe Jacobs
enjoyable acerbic outsider” Rick Kiesewetter
one of the nice guys” Oh! Standfast
the reason I voted leave” Calum Ross
unique comic mind” Jake Baker
like getting high with your best mate” David Mills
great eye for comedy” James Loveridge
probably funnier than that other Romanian comedian” Pete Bazely
not wiser than you think” David Gersch
has never offended me with his comedy! So I like him” Athena Kugblenu
certainly some good bits” Ashley Haden
is he still peculiar?” Steve McLean
head scratching, nail biting, comedy chaos” Chris Timoney
encapsulating inquisitive nature” Rob Copland
thought-provoking rambling” Patrick Brusnahan
like a philosopher with jokes” Kavi Appadoo
haven’t the foggiest” Ian Lane
pretty ‘woke’ and very dry” Harriet Braine
like a log flume in a theatre” Declan Kennedy
mind bending whimsy” Geoff Steel
investigative, honest and very funny” Simon Stanley
would pay to see him” Greg Simpson
controversial sharp ruthless sweetheart” Chester Constable
still a boy not yet a man” Lubo
singular comedic voice” Chris Betts
Unbelievable” Dangerous T
surprising, utterly huggable” Sasha Ellen
savvy” Mel Knight
champion of the silly musing” Joseph Murphy
puts the ‘king’ in ‘free thinking’” Jonathan Hearn
very clever, likable and hilarious” Heidi Regan
dark and funny” Matthew Winning
was actually funny that one time” Matt Smith
comedy’s Henri Leconte” Nathan Cassidy
astute with such misleading charm” Rosie Holt
unique voice” Don Biswas
Victor’s got game” Jonny Gillam
exciting and horrifying” Matt Duwell
quite big balls” Dave Green
insightful, deadpan and utterly charming” Sindhu Vee
a hilarious staple of the London scene” Helen Bauer