"Phenomenal!" - woman, 31, Helsinki
"Funny as fuck" - man, 65, New York
"Better than a real penis!" - gay man, 44, Helsinki
"I didn't even have to be ashamed" - Kaisa's mum
Finland's reigning "Comedian of The Year" Kaisa Pylkkänen debuts at the Brighton Fringe with her comedy special "No Penis, No Knowledge". The show is a rapid-fire exploration of what it is for a feminist to be brought up by the teachings of Freud and the Church, yearning for the confidence, only having a penis seems to bring one.
Kaisa's previous international work includes performing at the Hot Water Comedy Festival in Liverpool, the Laugh Riot Grrrl comedy festival in Los Angeles, the Reykjavik & Tallinn Fringe festivals, as well as various clubs around Europe and the US.
"There’s something in her movements that feels a little like a caged tiger: under control but only just. Kaisa Pylkkanen doesn’t just want us to laugh, she wants us to think.”
- Tallinn’s Nigh Light
Pylkkänen is also known for her well renowned work as a screenwriter in Finland. She released her debut novel in January 2023.